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About Hindustan Motors

Hindustan Motors is an automobile manufacturer from India. It is part of the Birla group of industries. The company was the largest car manufacturer in India before the rise of Maruti Udyog.

It is the producer of the famous Ambassador car, widely used as a taxicab and as a government limousine. One of the original three car manufacturers in India, founded in 1942, it was a leader in car sales until the 1980s, when the industry was opened up from protection.

Hindustan has a joint venture with Mitsubishi, producing versions of the Lancer and Pajero, but is best known for its own models.

Models

Models manufactured by Hindustan Motors are :

  • Hindustan Ambassador - The Ambassador design is based on the British 1954 Morris Oxford.
  • Hindustan Contessa - based on the British Vauxhall Victor, which ceased production in 1978, but with an Isuzu engine.
  • Lancer - in collaboration with Mitsubishi.
  • Pajero - an SUV in collaboration with Mitsubishi.
  • Hindustan Pushpak, Trekker and Porter - Multiutility Vehicles.
  • MASCOT T-480 FC - commercial truck.
  • RTV - trucks made in collaboration with OKA Motor Company, Australia. This truck can adapted for school bus, ambulance, etc.

Plants

  • Uttarpara, West Bengal (near Kolkata)
  • Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh (near Indore)
  • Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu (near Chennai)
  • Hosur, Tamil Nadu (near Bangalore)

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4-door
5-seat
S4 8v 1.8L SOHC M-5
55.2 kW / 74.0 hp / 74.0 hp  130.0 N·m / 95.9 lb·ft / 95.9 lb·ft
   

Hindustan Motors Contessa 1.8 GLX

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1817 cm3 / 110.9 cu in / 110.9 cu in, 55.2 kW / 74.0 hp / 74.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 130.0 N·m / 95.9 lb·ft / 95.9 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

4-door
5-seat
S4 8v 2.0L SOHC M-5
40.3 kW / 54.0 hp / 54.0 hp  108.0 N·m / 79.7 lb·ft / 79.7 lb·ft
   

Hindustan Motors Contessa 2.0 DLX

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), diesel 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1995 cm3 / 121.7 cu in / 121.7 cu in, 40.3 kW / 54.0 hp / 54.0 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, 108.0 N·m / 79.7 lb·ft / 79.7 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

4-door
5-seat
S4 8v 1.8L OHV M-5
64.9 kW / 87.0 hp / 87.0 hp  136.0 N·m / 100.3 lb·ft / 100.3 lb·ft
   

Hindustan Motors Contessa Classic (1984)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1818 cm3 / 110.9 cu in / 110.9 cu in, 64.9 kW / 87.0 hp / 87.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 136.0 N·m / 100.3 lb·ft / 100.3 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 160 km/h / 99 mph / 99 mph top speed

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