A signature of government officials the HM Ambassador car is all set to be phased out pretty soon. The Delhi Police has decided to phase out Ambassador Cars completely and replace them with the Maruti Suzuki SX4. Earlier, the Commissioner of Police Delhi, BK Gupta had stated his requirement for more fuel efficient cars. A proposal was sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs long time ago which was finally accepted. Although, phasing out of Ambassador Cars have just started with police department receiving twelve SX4 cars. Commissioner BK Gupta was the first to get his car replaced with a brand new SX4.

The Commissioner of Delhi Police stated that four basic things were kept in mind while choosing a replacement for Ambassador which included fuel economy, maintenance cost, comfort and speed. This will certainly bring down the running cost of police vehicles.  The SX4 cars being provided to Delhi Police Officials is equipped with a radio tag which is installed for security reasons. This is the only difference in the features of the cars provided to Delhi Police officials. Police officials seemed quite upbeat about the move. Some of the senior police officials believe that replacing the old Ambassadors cars with SX4 will certainly change the way people perceive police cars.