Skoda Octavia Ambition Plus variant bridges the gap between entry-level Ambition and the high-end Style Plus trims
Skoda Auto India has launched the new Ambition Plus variant for the Octavia sedan silently for the domestic market. The new grade has been made available in three petrol automatic, diesel manual and diesel automatic versions as the Ambition Plus bridges the void between entry-level Ambition and the high-end Style Plus trims.
The Octavia resides in a segment where the competition has become immensely tough lately with the recently launched new generation Hyundai Elantra, Skoda Octavia, Toyota Corolla Altis, Chevrolet Cruze, Renault Fluence and Volkswagen Jetta nestled in a tight space for supremacy. Therefore, an addition of a new trim should not come as a surprise. The Ambition Plus variant starts from a price tag of Rs. 19.06 lakh and goes up to Rs. 20.68 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The new grade’s equipment list comprises of premium features like leather seat upholstery alongside electrically foldable Outside Rear View Mirrors, rain sensing wipers, multi-collision braking system, infotainment system with SmartLink phone integration, cruise control, front parking sensors, stability control, seat height adjustment for passenger, automatic adaptive headlights, etc.
Besides these features, stuff like power adjustable front seats, rear-side airbags, reverse parking camera and navigation provision are restricted to the top-of-the-range trims. The price difference between the Ambition and Ambition Plus variants are at around Rs. 70,000 but some of the features already listed on the Ambition seem to be made unavailable.
For improved safety quotient, however, front side airbags have been offered as standard now alongside the dual front airbags. The revised prices listing for the Skoda Octavia are as follows: (all ex-showroom prices, Delhi)
Skoda Octavia 1.4 TSI Ambition – Rs. 16.76 lakh
Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI CR Ambition – Rs. 18.66 lakh
Skoda Octavia 1.8 TSI Ambition Plus AT – Rs. 19.06 lakh
Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI CR Ambition Plus – Rs. 19.33 lakh
Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI CR Ambition AT – Rs. 19.99 lakh
Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI CR Ambition Plus AT – Rs. 20.68 lakh
Skoda Octavia 1.8 TSI Style Plus AT – Rs. 21.22 lakh
Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI CR Style Plus AT – Rs. 22.65 lakh
Source: Autocar India