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Mileage Segment USP
8 to 10 km per litre Sedan Cars Sturdy and Tough
Dimensions Engine
Overall height 1593 mm Type MPFI with 4 Cylinder OHC
Overall length 4325 mm Fuel Petrol
Overall Width 1662 mm Capacity 1817CC
Wheelbase 2464 mm Bore x Stroke 84/ 82 mm
Kerb weight 1104 Kg Compression Ratio 8.5 : 1
GVW 1554 Kg Max. Power 74 HP at 5000 r.p.m.
Max. Torque 13.3 Kg at 3000 r.p.m
Cooling Water cooled
Transmission Steering
Clutch Type Dry Disc Type Helical Rack & Pinion
Diameter 215mm Overall Ratio 22.2 : 1
Gear Box All synchromesh ; 5 speed gearbox ; including overdrive Turning Radius 5.4 mts
Gear Ratio 1st - 3.737:1   2nd - 1.963:1   3rd - 1.364:1   4th - 1.000:1   5th - 0.776:1   Reverse - 3.402:1
Suspensions Brakes
Front Independent suspension with torsion bar springs and anti roll bar with hydraulic telescopic double acting shock absorbers. Type Hydraulic, dash mounted, tandem master cylinder with Servo assisted front disc 228.6 mm dia, drums on rear wheels.
Rear Semi - elliptical leaf springs with hydraulic telescopic double acting shock absorbers. Parking Rear wheels.
Wheels Body
Wheel Size 4J X 15 Type Unitised
Tyre Size 165 R 15 (Radial) No. of Doors 4
Electricals Fuel Tank
Battery 12 volts 55 Amp hour Capacity 42 ltrs
Alternator 12V, 45A
Good for
  • Tough car
Bad for
  • Mileage , looks
Striking Features
  • Multi Point Fuel Injection
  • Company Fitted CNG
  • Sturdy
  • Tough
  • Roominess
Model Variants
  • 1.5 Ltr Diesel
  • 1.8 Ltr Petrol
  • 2.0 Ltr Diesel
  • CNG
Color Variants

Grotto Blue
MB Ivory
Sherry Red
Crystal White
Forest Green
Kielder Green
Symphony Gold
Thurston Grey
Francoise White

Improved Engine
  • Choice of powerful engines.
  • MPFI engine with 16 bit ECU (In New Retro and 1800 ISZ).
  • Easy cold start.
Added Luxury
  • Improved suspension, Smoother gears.
  • Ergonomically designed plush seats.
  • Wider tyres.
More Comfort
  • Power steering.
  • Spacious interiors, ample boot space.
  • Excellent driving comfort.
  • Front Disc brakes for effective braking.

First Indian Car

Strong, reliable and roomy are the attributes given to the Ambassador car that has placed itself in a niche segment. Being produced by Hindustan Motors (HM), since 1948, this sedan car is a true Indian car suitable for tough terrain and has become the choice for Army and corridors of power in India. Since its start the design, structure and technology of Ambassador car has gone sea changes.

Ambassador cars in India, serving the nation for over 50 years with safety and sturdiness was born in 1950. It is tough and is an all terrain vehicle. Today, in India, it is the only company fitted CNG vehicle. The new model of the car, Ambassador Classic is a combination of technology and usefulness.

Ambassador is the only automobile to ply on Indian roads for more than five decades. It has also become the car of the Indian Army. It is truly an Indianised car.

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