Which Classic Indian Cars Are Coming Back?

By Aquib Nawab

Iconic car in production from 1958 to 2014. Declined in popularity due to competition and outdated features. Possibility of a comeback by Hindustan Motor Financial Corporation of India (HMFCI) as an EV in 2024 or 2025.

Hindustan Ambassador

Launched in 1984, provided space and utility. Demand declined, discontinued in 2019 due to new safety norms. Unlikely for a comeback due to challenges in re-engineering for safety.

Maruti Omni

Produced from 1991 to 2000, unique three-door SUV. Nostalgia for the Sierra high, Tata unveiled Sierra EV concept at Auto Expo. Expected to launch as an EV, capturing the essence of the original Sierra.

Tata Sierra

Introduced in 1983, discontinued in 2014. Highly valued by collectors. Unlikely for a comeback due to market shifts and safety standards.

Maruti 800

Hindustan Motors filed a trademark for Contessa in 2022. Uncertain, but possibility of a revival exists. Hope remains for the return of this iconic model.

Hindustan Contessa