An iconic car
The maker of the Ambassador has halted production of the iconic car, long the choice of Indian officialdom, citing weak demand and a lack of funds and casting doubt on the future of a vehicle that has looked essentially the same for nearly six decades.
Hindustan Motors Ltd said in a statement it had suspended work at its Uttarpara plant, outside of Kolkata, until further notice.
Text: Aradhana Aravindan and Sujoy Dhar, Reuters
Image: A yellow ambassador taxi crosses the Vidyasagar Setu bridge in Kolkata May 25, 2014
Image courtesy: Reuters