|Hindustan Motors is an Indian automotive manufacturer in Kolkata, India. Hindustan Motors is part of the Birla Technical Services industrial group. Hindustan Motors was the largest car manufacturer in India before Maruti Udyog. Hindustan Motors is the maker of the Ambassador car, broadly utilized as a taxicab and as a government limousine.
Hindustan and General Motors have had a few tie-ups to produce Bedford Trucks, Vauxhall Motors, and off-road equipment. In 1994, General Motors and Hindustan Motors formed a fifty-fifty joint venture. General Motors to make Opel Astra cars which turned out to a disaster mainly due to the reputation Hindustan Motors has in India.