India’s iconic Ambassador car – BBC News

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May this year marked the end of the line of one of India’s most loved cars, the Ambassador. Production of the car that was once omnipresent on Indian streets has stopped following falling demand.
The move has led to an outpouring of nostalgia among lovers of the Ambassador.
Sanjoy Majumder reports on the passing of one of India’s best known and trusted icons.

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  2. The first car ever to travel on as a passenger, and it could hold 5 in front and about 8 in the rear seat. Amazing experience indeed. The driver almost sat at all to accommodate more passengers. The memory of a legacy.

  3. I still use my ambassador and I'm in love with her. It's a car with character and it's like an imotion for Indias. Our government is now planning to introduce some law that may affect those cars above 15 years and I think it will be a serious trouble for ambassador car owning people.

  4. They were a disgusting and horrible in all possible ways. Only good thing was that rear seat. I don’t know how it survived after MNC carmakers came. It was years behind in technology and survived only because it had a monopoly, if India had opened the markets earlier. Nobody would buy this junk. When the outside world had so many choices, we Indians had only this piece of shit, because of a hair brained socialist mentality government of the era.

  5. I Really proud to own this Beauty….my dad's have one. 1978 model i think….30 years he lived with us…. R.I.P my Bumblebee….. I really miss her 😭😭😔😔😔

  6. 10 most iconic four-wheelers ever on Indian roads! (My personal favourites)

    Hindustan Ambassador💫

    Premier Padmini (Fiat 1100 Delight)

    Maruti 800

    Maruti Zen

    Hyundai Santro Xing

    Maruti Alto

    Mahindra Bolero

    Tata Safari

    Maruti Gypsy

    Maruti WagonR


    Honourable mentions (Personal list)

    Honda City

    Honda Jazz

    Toyota Qualis

    Toyota Innova

    Renault Duster

    Tata Sumo

    Mahindra Thar

    Force Gurkha

    Ford Ikon

    Ford Figo

    Volkswagen Polo

    Skoda Rapid

    Chevrolet Tavera



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