A few days ago, the rumors of an electric ambassador making comeback become a lot of attention. Hindustan Motors have instead registered a trademark name EV “Contessa” which was another iconic car from the Indian market. Does it mean that contest and the ambassador are coming back?

Hindustan Motors EV Contessa

According to the motor beam, Hindustan motors have registered contact names with the rumors of Contessa revival already making the headline the new trademark would put more fuel in the rumors. A few weeks ago, Hindustan motor which currently works with Mitsuhashi revealed a plan to bring back the ambassador. In an interview with Times of India the director of Hindustan motors, Uttam Bose said mechanical and design work for the new engine has reached an advanced stage. It suggests that the new ambassador will be powered by petrol or diesel initially.

Hindustan Motors EV Contessa
Hindustan Motors EV Contessa

He also said the new look ambassador is on its way however he did not talk anything about the contents. Now the trademark filed by Hindustan motors can be an indication that the brand is planning more than one product in the future for India. Contessa was discontinuing much before being an ambassador in the Indian market.

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Hindustan Motors EV Contessa
Hindustan Motors EV Contessa

However, the car had a decent run between 1984 when it was introduced till 2002 when the brand pulled out the plug. Given the muscular design characteristics of the car, it was even considered an Indian muscle car by many even though it was not. It only came with a 1.5 liter B-Series engine that could generate 50 HP of maximum power later new version arrived which develops 54 PS of maximum power.

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The Contessa is based on the Vauxhall Victor FE series that was sold in the international market and the car becomes a status symbol and made an appearance in Indian movies as well. One should know that Hindustan motors do not hold the right to use the ambassador’s name anymore as it now belongs to the French manufacturer Groupe PSA which is now known as the Stellantis group. Peugeot is part of the Stellantis group and owns the ambassador’s name.

Interestingly Hind motor financial corporation India and the owner of ambassador brand figures Peugeot SA, PSA are making a strategy to bring back the iconic name if it becomes a successful model, we can expect the manufacturer to bring back the Contessa nameplate to the roads as well.