Hindustan Motors’ Contessa sedan is one of the popular classic cars in India. Just like the Ambassador, Contessa also has a huge fan following. There are many car collectors in India who have at least one Contessa in their garage. It was a regular sedan – a rebadged Vauxhall Victor – that was designed to look like a muscle car. Due to this reason, many owners have even modified their Contessas to make them look like muscle cars, and we have even covered many such examples on our website in the past. What would a modern-day Hindustan Contessa look like as an electric car? Here we have a video that shows a rendered image of a modern day Hindustan Contessa Electric sedan.
The video has been uploaded by SRK Designs on their youtube channel. The video starts by showing the silhouette of the old generation Contessa. The artist then does a free hand hand drawing to create an outline for the new electric version. The basic shape of the Contessa is retained in the design.
It has a long bonnet and a short boot similar to the one seen in older generation. There is bold character line or shoulder line running from bonnet all the way to the rear of the car. There are multiple character lines on the door and wheel arches too. The front and the rear bumper of the car have been redesigned. The concept also gets a new headlight design which in this case is most likely to be an LED unit. Similarly, the tail lights have also been redesigned, and get LED lights.
The steel wheels on the earlier version has been replaced with alloy wheels that get a new design. The Contessa electric concept is a 4-door sedan and the rendered sketch makes it look very much like a modern version of the Hindustan Contessa. The older generation Contessa was available in both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol version was powered by a 1817-cc engine whereas the diesel version got a 1995-cc unit. The rendered version in the video is powered by a set of batteries which power electric motors. This is just a render and is totally a product of artist’s imagination. Hindustan Motors has sold the rights to the Ambassador badge to French automaker Peugeot-Citroen. However, the Contessa badge is yet to be sold. If Peugeot-Citroen buys the Contessa badge, we might as well have a modern sedan coming out in the future.