Hindustan Motors Limited is an Indian automobile manufacturing company based in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The CK Birla Group's flagship venture, it was established during the pre-Independence era in Port Okha, Gujarat. However, the company's operations were shifted to Kolkata in 1948. The company was the largest automobile manufacturer in India, before Maruti Suzuki took over the title of the largest car maker in India. But such was the influence of this company that the small town in Kolkata, where it shifted its operations to in 1948, was named to Hindmotor after Hindustan Motors Limited established base their. And it is in the town of Hindmotor, where the production of the iconic Hindustan Motors car, i.e. Hindustan Ambassador, first started. This was officially the first car to be manufactured in India, and is also known as the 'bureaucrat car'. Despite the fact that it is modeled on Morris Oxford III, it is looked upon as a very Indian car and is also fondly referred to as 'The King of Indian roads'. The Amby has achieved a sales figure of over four million since its launch in 1958. Hindustan Motors is now working at introducing the mandatory BS IV compliant engine, along with some cosmetic changes in the revamped version of this iconic car.
Hindustan and General Motors tied-up several times in the post independence era to produce Bedford Trucks, Vauxhall Motors, Allison Transmissions and off-road equipment. In 1994, GM and Hindustan formed a 50-50 joint venture, General Motors India to make Opel Astra cars. Hindustan Motors also formed a collaboration with Isuzu to manufacture engines and transmission for theContessa in late 1980s. Though initially the joint venture made a 4-cylinder G180Z 1.8L petrol engines and 5-speed transmissions. Later, a 2.0L Isuzu diesel engine was added to the procuction line to power the Contessa and the Ambassador. The collaboration lasted from 1983 to 1993. Ever since then, the Indore plant was expanded to manufacture engines for a number of other manufacturers like Opel and Mahindra. The other collaboration on their list is the one with Mitsubishi, which started in 1998. The following cars were produced under the collaboration: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, Mitsubishi Lancer, Mitsubishi Cedia, Mitsubishi Pajero, Mitsubishi Montero, and the Mitsubishi Outlander. The only Hindustan Motors car currently in production is the Hindustan Ambassador. The other production vehicles are commercial vehicles.
Hindustan Motors has 1 car models available in India. The available models are Ambassador,. The minimum priced model of Hindustan Motors is Ambassador priced at Rs 4,31,112 and the maximum priced model of Hindustan Motors is Ambassador priced at Rs 6,04,113.