Hindustan Motors Ambassador Encore 1.5-litre diesel taxi at a price below Rs 4. 98 lakh,BS IV-compliant
Hindustan Motors Ltd new Ambassador Encore is BS IV-compliant. The diesel car is available at a price of Rs. 4, 97, 996 (ex-showroom Kolkata) for the ‘no-refusal’ taxi segment. Bookings will begin from September 2, 2013. Those making purchases in the replacement taxi segment will avail of reduction in the announced price.
A significant investment in terms of money and man hours has been made to upgrade its BS III 1.5-litre diesel engine to BS IV standards and OBD 2 level.
Ambassador Encore price was announced at a meeting of office-bearers of West Bengfal’s varied taxi associations. Taxi organisation leaders tested the vehicle before its BS IV-compliant certification by Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) came through. The upgrade gives HM a alrger market now with 17 metropolitan cities where sale of BS III cars had been banned from April 2010. Production is being ramped at their Uttarpara plant, and financing, servicing, marketing and other fronts to facilitate transactions for buyers is being looked into.