Skoda India has silently launched a new base 1.8 Ambition petrol model of the recently launched new Octavia. It has been priced at Rs. 16.85 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The bookings of the new model has been commenced, while the deliveries will start from early January.
The 1.8 TSI was only available in the Elegance version, which has been priced at Rs. 18.81 lakh. Now, the new 1.8 Ambition model costs around Rs. 2 lakh lesser than the Elegance model.
To achieve such an aggressive pricing, the company has removed some features including the LED daytime running lamps, rear declid spoiler, adaptive frontlight system, Corner function with front fog lights, tyre pressure monitoring, headlight washer, side and curtain airbags, front parking sensors, panoramic sunroof, 12-way electrically adjustable driver's seat, cruise control, memory settings for the wing mirrors and many more. It now features halogens instead of Xenons.
The new model is powered by the same 1.8-litre turbo charged petrol engine that churns out a maximum power output of 177.6bhp and 250Nm of top torque, mated to a seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox. The vehicle continue to sport the 16-inch alloy wheels, climate control, a multi-functional display, bluetooth functions, upholstery and an infotainment system.