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Hatchback Ambassador to hit roads next year

To be built at Uttarpara plant, where Ambassadors have been produced all along; has a capacity of 25,000 vehicles a year

Call it an image makeover for the oldest face of the Indian automobile industry or a desperate attempt of a beleaguered auto maker to regain its lost glory. Hindustan Motors Ltd (HM) is planning to launch a new-age hatch-back version of the iconic Ambassador car. Buoyed by recent sales growth, the C K Birla group company has taken up an ambitious project to introduce the hatchback Ambassador by the end of 2013-14. "We have just started the R&D (research and development) work. This hatchback version of the Ambassador will have all kinds of features and better interior, ...