Hindustan Motors New Cars in India
Hindustan Motors is one of the oldest car manufacturers in India. The Ambassador is the only car it makes and sells in the Indian market anymore. However, the brand still enjoys continued patronage from central and state governments, which ensures steady sales of the Ambassador. The company has two factories, one in Uttarpara in West Bengal, where it produces the Ambassador, and the other in Pithampur, near Indore in MP, where it makes the Winner light truck.
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Hindustan Motors New Cars - User Reviews
Delhi, winters of 1991 was the time we had a new member in our family..our beloved 'ambassador'. Though the car was a second hand drive, it was a pleasure to ride. We had this car when there existed no power windows, no ac's, no cd changers...but the wide spacious interiors, small rotating fan and that sound of the diesel engine gave us enough pleasure! Loved spending my sunday mornings with dad fine tuning the BEAST, and my act of the play was to press the accelerator whenever asked to without touching the 'Bus Wala Gear' (ya that's what i used to call it, i had never seen a family car having a gear handle this big!) Till date ambassador has been the best value for money car and the first choice to opt. for incase you are buying a second hand vehicle provided curves 'n chrome are not your first preferences! Build and power of this beast is incomparable.
Ambassador --The best product of Hindustan Motors was perhaps the best luxury car before Maruti and Tata venturd into Automobile Industry. Still now it is first preferrence for many Government servants as well as common man. Even in Kolkata the TAXIs are run on Ambassador. Over the year it has lost its shine and glory but acceptance have not dwindled. The best part of the car is the comfort zone.Its seats are quite cosy and comfortable.Its also a fuel efficient car considering other cars on market. Though now a low profile but the pick up power is still comparable with modern car models But there are negative points also like Music System is not good and also AC is not up to the mark.
Hindustan Motors Car in News
It hasn't been the best of years for the Indian auto industry. Data compiled by the Society of Indian Autmobile Manufacturers (SIAM) shows that over the past 12 months, production has grown by just 1.2 %, from April 2012 till March 2013. The industry produced 1,685,355 vehicles in March 2013 as against 1,845,868 in March 2012, which declined by (-) 8.70 percent.
The Society of Indian Automotive Manufacturers (SIAM) has released a White Paper today, strongly opposing the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European Union. The proposed India-EU FTA seeks to curb and eventually cease import duties on completely built-up (CBU) vehicles imported into India from the European Region. SIAM’s contention is that such a move will adversely impact domestic car manufacturers.
The car price hike post-budget and rising interest rates have taken a heavy toll on passenger car sales in India.
Car prices are set to rise in India, after a 2 % hike in basic excise duty from the present 10% to the proposed 12 %. Additionally, excise duty on large cars will also increase from 22% presently to 24%. However, the government has decided against imposing a ‘diesel tax’, a move which has brought some respite to car-makers in the country.
Car sales in February have been better than expected, especially coming on the back of the depressed sentiment in the market in the last quarter of 2011. Most car-makers have reported better than expected sales, but are cautious before commenting on whether such momentum will be maintained in the coming months.