The Ambassador or Amby as it is more fondly called is manufactured by Hindustan Motors and has been a favorite ever since it was produced since 1958. It may have its British origins but it is fondly preferred by many Indians specially prominent Indian politicians such as Sonia Gandhi and recently also by Pranab Mukherjee – the 13th President of India.
Amby is manufactured by Hindustan Motors from their Uttarpara plant in Kolkata, the hometown of the current President of India but it is not only for this reason that the President has shown an affinity for the Ambassador.
The President has been offered the use of a Mercedes Benz S600 which has been crafted in Stuttgart, Germany for his personal and official use.
On a recent visit to Bihar on October 3rd, 2012, the President was even offered a limousine which had been arranged for him at Patna airport but the President preferred an Ambassador which was immediate ordered for his service. Pranab Mukherjee will be seen in his Rs.12 crore Mercedes Benz S600 but he still has a strong affinity for the Rs.10 lakh Ambassador. Wonder in which of these two vehicles we are likely to see him in more often.