Hindustan Motors have received an approval from the ARAI for their new BS IV compliant diesel engine that will power the Ambassador. This essentially means that HM can now once again sell the Ambassador in the Indian metros.
The Ambassador with BS IV engine is likely to be introduced the next month, now that HM has a green signal from ARAI. The new engine will ensure that the car will now be available in 20 major cities in India that have moved to the more stringent emission norms. The classic car accounts for chuck of taxis in metro cities and the BSIV complaint engine will interest fleet owners in Kolkata and Mumbai, where even taxis are moving to environment friendly emission norms.
The BS IV emissions norms were first introduced in India in April 2010 and came into effect in 13 cities. The norm is expected to be implemented in over 50 cities by the end of 2015 which most definitely has pushed Hindustan Motors to speed-up the engine upgrade.
The future of the company also includes a sub-four meter compact sedan and a restyled Ambassador focused on younger buyers by 2015. Both these models will likely feature this new engine and will be manufactured at the company’s manufacturing facility in Uttarpara, West Bengal.