This year marks the 50th anniversary of dear, old Amby. Hindustan Motors is celebrating with the release of a special-edition car.
Spokeswoman Soni Shrivastav remains mum on exactly how it will look, but she did say a badge will say “golden jubilee” somewhere. Customers have their choice of colour. And it will have a sunroof. (Just be sure not to open it if someone’s perched on the roof rack.)
“Some cosmetic changes will be there to simply make this a limited edition,” Shrivastav says.
Hindustan Motors has tried this before; in 2004, it released the strange-looking Avigo, an attempt to funkify the Ambassador with sleeker lines and rounder headlights. We thought that was called a Volvo. Hopefully, the makers of the Golden Amby won’t veer too far off this time. Some tracks are beaten for a reason.