Hindustan Motors is an automobile manufacturer from India founded in the year 1942. It was part of the Birla Technical Services Industrial Group. It was the largest car manufacturer and numero uno in sales until 1980, until Maruti arrived in the scene. It is still available with its classic look and modern features.
Hindustan Motors had collaborations with renowned auto majors of the world in manufacturing cars, trucks, off road vehicles and earth movers. Hindustan Motors had a collaboration with Terex of USA, Fermac of UK and later with Caterpillar Inc USA in earth moving machines division. It later sold the Chennai facility in 2000 to Caterpillar and still continues to manufacture diesel engine and generator sets. It also had collaboration with ISUZU to manufacture engines and transmission and with Mitsubishi for cars. The available car model is Ambassador Classic and Grand. It is the sought after taxicab and Government limousine in India still.