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Hindustan Ambassador

The Hindustan Ambassador is a car manufactured by Hindustan Motors of India. It has been in production since 1958 with few modifications or changes and is based on the Morris Oxford series III model to compete against the Ford Consul Mark II, 1957-1959 Singer Gazelle, 1957-1959 Vauxhall Cresta, Standard 10 Pennant, and the Austin A50 Cambridge, first made by the Morris Motors Limited at Cowley, Oxford in the United Kingdom from 1956 to 1959, The Hindustan Ambassador competed against the Premier Padmini and Standard 10 Pennant.

The Ambassador was basically the same Morris Oxford Series - III, launched by Morris, then a part of British Motor Corporation. In 1956 it sold the rights and tooling to Hindustan Motors as it had done for its previous Series - I and Series - II models which were sold by Hindustan Motors as Hindustan 14 and Landmaster. The Series -III model itself was a derivative of the Morris Oxford Series - II model which was developed prior to the Austin and Morris merger.

The car was quite spacious due to its semi-monocoque design which was quite an advancement in the early 1950s in vehicle engineering. The car was designed by Alec Issigonis whose other designs were the 1959-2000 Morris Mini to compete against the Citroën 2CV, Volkswagen Käfer, Fiat 500, Fiat 600, NSU Prinz, Renault 4, Renault 5 (1972-1984), Suzuki Fronte, and ZAZ-965 and Morris Minor to compete against the Renault 4CV and Austin A30. The Ambassador replaced the Morris Oxford Series II based Hindustan Landmaster, which was quite similar, and the larger Hindustan Deluxe based on the Chevrolet Deluxe.

Origins[]

Despite its British origins, the Ambassador is considered as a definitive Indian car and is fondly called "The king of Indian roads." The automobile is manufactured by Hindustan Motors at its Uttarpara plant near Kolkata, West Bengal. Some prominent Indian politicians, such as Sonia Gandhi, use the Hindustan Ambassador. When the Birlas wanted a new model to replace their already old Hindustan models based on Morris Oxford Series II (Hindustan Landmaster), they scouted for the then-new Morris Oxford Series III. The car initially came with a side-valve engine but was later improved to an overhead-valve engine. Also the car at that point was quite an innovation with a fully enclosed monocoque chassis, which is why it is spacious inside.

Hindustan Motors Limited (HM), India's pioneering automobile manufacturing company and flagship company of the C.K. Birla Group, was established just before Indian independence, in 1942 by B.M. Birla. They began operations in a small assembly plant in Port Okha near Gujarat.

Evolution[]

The Amby, as it is affectionately called, has been in continuous production since its inception, with very few changes to its frame.

In 1948, Hindustan Motors shifted its assembly plant from Port Okha in Gujarat to Uttarpara in West Bengal's Hooghly district and strengthened its manufacturing capacity in the automobile segment.

The 1954 Morris Oxford series II in India was licence-built at Uttarpara, (Hooghly dist.), West Bengal, three years after its debut in England and labelled as the 1957 Hindustan Landmaster. It had a rounded rear squab and a curvaceous sloping hood. Engaged in the manufacture of the Ambassador, Contessa and utility vehicles like the Trekker, Porter and Pushpak, the plant also has to its credit, many innovations and improvements in the automobile industry in India. Hindustan Motors is the only manufacturing facility in the world to manufacture parts for Bedford trucks currently.

Mark I (1957 to 1962)[]

In 1957 (after-1921-1926 Morris Oxford Bullnose 4-door sedan, 1926–1930 Morris Oxford Flatnose 4-door saloon, Morris Major 4 door saloon (1931-1932), Morris Ten 4-door 6-light saloon, Morris Ten Four 4-door 6-light saloon, Morris Ten Six 4-door saloon, Morris Ten series II 4-door saloon, Morris Ten series III 4-door saloon, Morris Ten series M 4-door saloon, Hindustan 14, and Hindustan Landmaster)/(after-Chevrolet Series C Classic Six, Chevrolet H-4, Chevrolet Series F 4-door touring, Chevrolet Series FA-40, Chevrolet Series FB-40, Chevrolet Superior 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AA Capitol 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AB National 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AC International 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AD Universal 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AE Independence 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series BA Confederate 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series CA Eagle / Master 4-door sedan, 1934 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1935 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1936 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1937 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1938 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1939 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1940 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1941 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1942 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1943 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1944 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1945 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1946 Chevrolet Fleetline 4-door sedan, 1947 Chevrolet Fleetlne 4-door sedan, and 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline 4-door sedan), Hindustan Motors, to further earlier collaboration with Morris Motors, who by then had become British Motor Corporation after merger with Austin Motors, entered into an agreement to manufacture 1956 Morris Oxford series III in India. All the tooling was transferred to Uttarpara plant in India. The car was rebadged as Ambassador (later called Mark 1) was launched in mid-1957 and the early model Morris Oxford series II derived Hindustan Landmaster was discontinued. The new model included deep headlamp cowls and small rear wing "tail fins". The dashboard and steering wheel were completely redesigned. The Landmaster's flat-plane two-spoke steering wheel gave way to a dished steering wheel with three spokes made-up of four wires per spoke, for the Ambassador. Also a new, dimpled bonnet made its debut. These models had an Austin Motors derived 1476 cc side-valve petrol engine. In 1959 the side-valve engine was replaced by a 1489 cc, 55 bhp overhead-valve BMC B-series petrol engine.

Mark II (1962 to 1975)[]

In January 1962 (after-1921-1926 Morris Oxford Bullnose 4-door sedan, 1926–1930 Morris Oxford Flatnose 4-door saloon, Morris Major 4 door saloon (1931-1932), Morris Ten 4-door 6-light saloon, Morris Ten Four 4-door 6-light saloon, Morris Ten Six 4-door saloon, Morris Ten series II 4-door saloon, Morris Ten series III 4-door saloon, Morris Ten series M 4-door saloon, Hindustan 14, Hindustan Landmaster, and Hindustan Ambassador Mark I)/(after-Chevrolet Series C Classic Six, Chevrolet H-4, Chevrolet Series F 4-door touring, Chevrolet Series FA-40, Chevrolet Series FB-40, Chevrolet Superior 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AA Capitol 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AB National 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AC International 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AD Universal 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AE Independence 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series BA Confederate 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series CA Eagle / Master 4-door sedan, 1934 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1935 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1936 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1937 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1938 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1939 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1940 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1941 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1942 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1943 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1944 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1945 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1946 Chevrolet Fleetline 4-door sedan, 1947 Chevrolet Fleetlne 4-door sedan, 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline 4-door sedan, and Hindustan Ambassador Mark I), the Ambassador underwent a frontal facelift with a closely chequered grille more reminiscent of the 1959-2000 Morris Mini to compete against the Citroën 2CV, Volkswagen Käfer, Fiat 500, Fiat 600, NSU Prinz, Renault 4, Renault 5 (1972-1984), Suzuki Fronte, and ZAZ-965. The interior had a redesigned dashboard and instrument cluster. The early models have sun mica sheet but it was replaced by wood grain coated plywood and aluminium bezel in later models (1968 onwards). This model was named as Ambassador Mark II, and the early version quickly got dubbed as Mark I in the market, while it was never officially christened such in its production days.

The mid-sixties model again had minor changes to the tail lamp with integrated lens for indicator and brake lamp and the tall ornamented bumper stopper from the Mark I was redesigned with a smaller chrome metal stopper keep with the times. This model was sold until mid-1975 and eventually was replaced by the Mark III model. Being one of the ubiquitous early models of Ambassador numerous older versions can be found in restoration, garages and in numerous Indian movies of that era. In its final years in 1975 it had no competition other than the Premier Padmini and its smaller rival the Standard Gazel.

A short-lived estate or wagon version was launched in the early 1970s, the Ambassador Estate.[1]

Mark III (1975 to 1979)[]

In 1975, the Mark 3 (after-1921-1926 Morris Oxford Bullnose 4-door sedan, 1926–1930 Morris Oxford Flatnose 4-door saloon, Morris Major 4 door saloon (1931-1932), Morris Ten 4-door 6-light saloon, Morris Ten Four 4-door 6-light saloon, Morris Ten Six 4-door saloon, Morris Ten series II 4-door saloon, Morris Ten series III 4-door saloon, Morris Ten series M 4-door saloon, Hindustan 14, Hindustan Landmaster, Hindustan Ambassador Mark I, and Hindustan Ambassador Mark II)/(after-Chevrolet Series C Classic Six, Chevrolet H-4, Chevrolet Series F 4-door touring, Chevrolet Series FA-40, Chevrolet Series FB-40, Chevrolet Superior 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AA Capitol 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AB National 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AC International 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AD Universal 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AE Independence 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series BA Confederate 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series CA Eagle / Master 4-door sedan, 1934 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1935 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1936 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1937 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1938 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1939 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1940 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1941 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1942 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1943 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1944 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1945 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1946 Chevrolet Fleetline 4-door sedan, 1947 Chevrolet Fleetlne 4-door sedan, 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline 4-door sedan, Hindustan Ambassador Mark I, and Hindustan Ambassador Mark II) version was launched with another frontal facelift. The front grille had horizontal louvres giving it a modern feel and a round profile indicator lamp now isolated from the grille. At the rear a more modern looking number plate bezel replaced the early design which was commonly used by many other British cars as well. The interior now had a new dashboard with 3 standard instruments mounted on a black recessed mesh again moving away from the early coated wooden base with aluminium strip design. By 1978, the Mark 3 was available in its Standard and Deluxe versions. The Deluxe version had a newer dashboard with four meters plus the speedometer. Just before the launch of the Mark 4, the Mark 3s had their front windscreen wiper configuration changed, with a common direction sweep for both wipers. This configuration was prevalent in the new Ambassadors till the end. This has a short span of less than 3 years in production before being replaced with a Mark - IV model in 1977.

In 1977 and 1978, the Ambassador Mark 3 was available with a 1760 cc version of the Morris 1.5-litre inline-four, specifically to have enough power to propel a full air conditioning system. This option continued to be available as a Mark IV, but very few were sold and it was discontinued in 1979.

Ambassador Nova[]

The Ambassador Nova (after-1921-1926 Morris Oxford Bullnose 4-door sedan, 1926–1930 Morris Oxford Flatnose 4-door saloon, Morris Major 4 door saloon (1931-1932), Morris Ten 4-door 6-light saloon, Morris Ten Four 4-door 6-light saloon, Morris Ten Six 4-door saloon, Morris Ten series II 4-door saloon, Morris Ten series III 4-door saloon, Morris Ten series M 4-door saloon, Hindustan 14, Hindustan Landmaster, Hindustan Ambassador Mark I, Hindustan Ambassador Mark II, and Hindustan Ambassador Mark III)/(after-Chevrolet Series C Classic Six, Chevrolet H-4, Chevrolet Series F 4-door touring, Chevrolet Series FA-40, Chevrolet Series FB-40, Chevrolet Superior 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AA Capitol 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AB National 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AC International 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AD Universal 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AE Independence 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series BA Confederate 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series CA Eagle / Master 4-door sedan, 1934 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1935 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1936 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1937 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1938 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1939 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1940 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1941 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1942 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1943 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1944 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1945 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1946 Chevrolet Fleetline 4-door sedan, 1947 Chevrolet Fleetlne 4-door sedan, 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline 4-door sedan, Hindustan Ambassador Mark I, Hindustan Ambassador Mark II, and Hindustan Ambassador Mark III) was launched in 1990 in two variants—a 55 bhp petrol-powered Deluxe version and a 37 bhp diesel-powered Diesel DX version. The Ambassador Nova received a newly designed steering wheel, new steering column, better brakes and electricals. The brake pedal was now top-hinged, while the earlier central instrumentation flanked by two glove compartments was replaced by a more conventional setup with a single glovebox. It also had some cosmetic changes which included a new radiator grille, while retaining the square turn signals of the earlier Mark IV.

Ambassador 1800 ISZ, Classic[]

In an attempt to increase its appeal, in 1992 another version became available. Dubbed the Ambassador 1800 ISZ (after-1921-1926 Morris Oxford Bullnose 4-door sedan, 1926–1930 Morris Oxford Flatnose 4-door saloon, Morris Major 4 door saloon (1931-1932), Morris Ten 4-door 6-light saloon, Morris Ten Four 4-door 6-light saloon, Morris Ten Six 4-door saloon, Morris Ten series II 4-door saloon, Morris Ten series III 4-door saloon, Morris Ten series M 4-door saloon, Hindustan 14, Hindustan Landmaster, Hindustan Ambassador Mark I, Hindustan Ambassador Mark II, and Hindustan Ambassador Mark III)/(after-Chevrolet Series C Classic Six, Chevrolet H-4, Chevrolet Series F 4-door touring, Chevrolet Series FA-40, Chevrolet Series FB-40, Chevrolet Superior 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AA Capitol 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AB National 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AC International 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AD Universal 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AE Independence 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series BA Confederate 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series CA Eagle / Master 4-door sedan, 1934 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1935 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1936 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1937 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1938 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1939 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1940 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1941 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1942 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1943 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1944 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1945 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1946 Chevrolet Fleetline 4-door sedan, 1947 Chevrolet Fleetlne 4-door sedan, 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline 4-door sedan, Hindustan Ambassador Mark I, Hindustan Ambassador Mark II, Hindustan Ambassador Mark III, and Hindustan Ambassador Nova), this model featured a 75 bhp 1817 cc Isuzu inline-four engine and a five-speed manual gearbox with a floor shift.[2] This also had the benefit of allowing the option of bucket seats, as opposed to the earlier bench seats. Also, the entire dashboard was redesigned. Instrumentation panels were shifted from the centre of the dashboard to the right, behind the steering wheel. Seat belts became standard.

The Isuzu 1817 cc engine that was used in its luxury model HM Contessa 1.8 GL that produced a power of 88 bhp was slightly detuned for the new Ambassador. The same power plant was available since 1985, for the special order armour plated, VIP models. By the early 1990s, this 1817 cc/ 75 bhp (at 5000 rpm), OHC, Isuzu engine, that had four in-line cylinders and a max torque of 13.8 Kgm at 3000 rpm, was available as an option, in all the Ambassadors commonly available for sale and this very reliable modern Japanese engine proved to be a success that would last its entire production run.

This model gained the "Classic" moniker at the 1998 Delhi Motor Show, and Ambassador Classics have since been available with the gamut of 1.5 to 2.0-liter petrol, CNG, and diesel engines installed across the Ambassador lineup.[3] The 1500 diesel engine, the main seller for Hindustan, did not pass Bharat IV emissions and as of 2011 it was no longer allowed to be sold in 13 of India's major cities.[4] This meant the end of the Classic range, as it eliminated most of the taxi market.

Final Generation[]

Ambassador Grand[]

The Ambassador Grand was launched in 2003 (after-1921-1926 Morris Oxford Bullnose 4-door sedan, 1926–1930 Morris Oxford Flatnose 4-door saloon, Morris Major 4 door saloon (1931-1932), Morris Ten 4-door 6-light saloon, Morris Ten Four 4-door 6-light saloon, Morris Ten Six 4-door saloon, Morris Ten series II 4-door saloon, Morris Ten series III 4-door saloon, Morris Ten series M 4-door saloon, Hindustan 14, Hindustan Landmaster, Hindustan Ambassador Mark I, Hindustan Ambassador Mark II, Hindustan Ambassador Mark III, and Hindustan Ambassador 1800 ISZ/Classic)/(after-Chevrolet Series C Classic Six, Chevrolet H-4, Chevrolet Series F 4-door touring, Chevrolet Series FA-40, Chevrolet Series FB-40, Chevrolet Superior 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AA Capitol 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AB National 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AC International 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AD Universal 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AE Independence 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series BA Confederate 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series CA Eagle / Master 4-door sedan, 1934 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1935 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1936 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1937 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1938 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1939 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1940 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1941 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1942 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1943 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1944 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1945 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1946 Chevrolet Fleetline 4-door sedan, 1947 Chevrolet Fleetlne 4-door sedan, 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline 4-door sedan, Hindustan Ambassador Mark I, Hindustan Ambassador Mark II, Hindustan Ambassador Mark III, Hindustan Ambassador Nova, and Hindustan Ambassador 1800 ISZ/Classic) and as per the manufacturer, the new version had 137 changes compared to its predecessor. The changes included a switch to body coloured wrap around bumpers, camel coloured interiors, fabric seats, remote shift gear lever, moulded roof and door trims, Salisbury axle, bigger rear wheel drums, improved suspension with anti roll bar and Metlon bushes, central door lock, factory fitted music system and an optional sun roof. The acoustic insulation of the Ambassador Grand was developed by Template:Ill of France. The Grand version of Ambassador was available only in 2.0L and 1.8L engines at first and later in 2007 the 1.5L model was added to the line.

Ambassador Avigo[]

The Avigo model launched in 2004 (after-1921-1926 Morris Oxford Bullnose 4-door sedan, 1926–1930 Morris Oxford Flatnose 4-door saloon, Morris Major 4 door saloon (1931-1932), Morris Ten 4-door 6-light saloon, Morris Ten Four 4-door 6-light saloon, Morris Ten Six 4-door saloon, Morris Ten series II 4-door saloon, Morris Ten series III 4-door saloon, Morris Ten series M 4-door saloon, Hindustan 14, Hindustan Landmaster, Hindustan Ambassador Mark I, Hindustan Ambassador Mark II, Hindustan Ambassador Mark III, Hindustan Ambassador 1800 ISZ/Classic, and Hindustan Ambassador Grand)/(after-Chevrolet Series C Classic Six, Chevrolet H-4, Chevrolet Series F 4-door touring, Chevrolet Series FA-40, Chevrolet Series FB-40, Chevrolet Superior 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AA Capitol 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AB National 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AC International 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AD Universal 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AE Independence 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series BA Confederate 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series CA Eagle / Master 4-door sedan, 1934 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1935 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1936 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1937 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1938 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1939 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1940 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1941 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1942 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1943 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1944 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1945 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1946 Chevrolet Fleetline 4-door sedan, 1947 Chevrolet Fleetlne 4-door sedan, 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline 4-door sedan, Hindustan Ambassador Mark I, Hindustan Ambassador Mark II, Hindustan Ambassador Mark III, Hindustan Ambassador Nova, Hindustan Ambassador 1800 ISZ/Classic, and Hindustan Ambassador Grand) was the most radical revision of the venerated Ambassador, a part of a brand revitalisation kicked off in the middle of 2003. The change of name, a break from the Ambassador marque, indicated a different marketing strategy. The Avigo was launched in the summer of 2004. The revitalized lineup consisted of the Ambassador Classic of mid-2003, the Ambassador Grand of late 2003, and the aforementioned Avigo, with the exterior designed by Manvindra Singh. However, the most overpowering influence on the front bonnet has been that of the original Landmaster series (also based on Morris Oxford Series II). The main panels at the rear remained the same but the tail lamp and name plate bezels were redesigned. In interior the Avigo, however, has much more classic-touch internals. The entire dashboard console was redesigned with a classic retro theme reminiscent of the early models with central mounted meter new clusters (like the Mark IV models). Seats were specially built for this model with dual tone beige coloured scheme and wood-grain interiors. A factory fitted 6CD Kenwood audio system and new air-conditioning system was installed. The car was priced higher than the existing models.

Ambassador Encore[]

This new model was launched in 2013 (after-1921-1926 Morris Oxford Bullnose 4-door sedan, 1926–1930 Morris Oxford Flatnose 4-door saloon, Morris Major 4 door saloon (1931-1932), Morris Ten 4-door 6-light saloon, Morris Ten Four 4-door 6-light saloon, Morris Ten Six 4-door saloon, Morris Ten series II 4-door saloon, Morris Ten series III 4-door saloon, Morris Ten series M 4-door saloon, Hindustan 14, Hindustan Landmaster, Hindustan Ambassador Mark I, Hindustan Ambassador Mark II, Hindustan Ambassador Mark III, Hindustan Ambassador 1800 ISZ/Classic, Hindustan Ambassador Grand, and Hindustan Ambassador Avigo)/(after-Chevrolet Series C Classic Six, Chevrolet H-4, Chevrolet Series F 4-door touring, Chevrolet Series FA-40, Chevrolet Series FB-40, Chevrolet Superior 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AA Capitol 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AB National 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AC International 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AD Universal 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series AE Independence 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series BA Confederate 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Series CA Eagle / Master 4-door sedan, 1934 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1935 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1936 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1937 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1938 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1939 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1940 Chevrolet Master 4-door sedan, 1941 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1942 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1943 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1944 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1945 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door sedan, 1946 Chevrolet Fleetline 4-door sedan, 1947 Chevrolet Fleetlne 4-door sedan, 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline 4-door sedan, Hindustan Ambassador Mark I, Hindustan Ambassador Mark II, Hindustan Ambassador Mark III, Hindustan Ambassador Nova, Hindustan Ambassador 1800 ISZ/Classic, Hindustan Ambassador Grand, and Hindustan Ambassador Avigo), to match the BS IV standards of the metropolitan cities with the 1.5-liter diesel. This version was developed with the aid of Austria's Magna Steyr.[5] The new car looks just like an Ambassador Grand and has the same overall dimensions as that of the BS III Ambassadors, although power had climbed to Template:Convert.[6] The steering wheel was the two-spoke affair first seen in the Nova. In 2013, left-hand drive versions were still built in small numbers for export, to tertiary markets like Nigeria.[7]

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