Swedish marque, Skoda has introduced a new Ambition Plus variant of the Octavia sedan that will be positioned between the Ambition and the Style Plus variants. The new version will be offered with a petrol automatic, diesel manual, and diesel automatic power units. The interesting part is that this variant also gets the company’s petrol TSI engine with a combination DSG that was offered only in the Style Plus variant. The price of the Ambition Plus trim starts from Rs 19.33 lakh (Ex showroom, Delhi) for the diesel variant.
Compared to the Ambition variant, the Octavia gets some add on features such as Bi-xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED taillamps, electrically foldable ORVMs, a height adjustable front passenger seat, electronic stability control (ESC), a 6.5 inch LCD TFT screen infotainment system with SmartLink connectivity, leather seats, automatic headlamps, cruise control and automatic wipers.
The only features that this variant is missing compared to the top of the line Style plus trim are rear side airbags and Curtain airbags, Tyre Pressure Monitoring (TPM) system, a navigation system, keyless entry, sunroof and electrically adjustable driver seat with memory function.
Skoda Octavia is offered in three engine options - a 1.4-litre TSI turbo petrol unit that boasts a power of 138 PS with a top torque of 250 Nm, a 1.8-litre TSI turbo petrol that is good for making 170 bhp with 250 Nm, while the 2.0-litre TDI turbo diesel makes 141 bhp and 320 Nm. The 1.4 TSI comes with a manual gearbox, whereas for the 1.8 TSI, the company offers an 7-speed DSG unit, while with the 2.0 TDI gets choice of both a six-speed manual and a 6-speed dual clutch automatic DSG gearbox.
The Ambiant Plusgrade is around Rs cheaper than the top end variant, and at such price range with a 1.8 TSI DSG power unit it is an go-easy choice for the consumer.
Prices (Ex showroom, Delhi) of the Skoda Octavia Ambition Plus -
Diesel Manual - Ambition Plus 2.0 TDI CR - Rs. 19,33,487
Petrol Automatic - Ambition Plus 1.8 TSI AT - Rs. 19,06,115
Diesel Automatic - Ambition Plus 2.0 TDI CR AT - Rs. 20,68,473