The Czech auto giant Skoda is all set to give the Indian automobile market a low-priced car from their major luxury sedan variant, the Skoda Superb. This would be an entry-level sedan in low-price of the Superb which is a saloon. Ambition trimmed is the new 2012 variant, which will be added to the superb sedan line-up of Skoda. These variants will be available in both fuel versions, i.e. petrol and diesel. The turbo 1.8 liter petrol engine gives 160 bhp with a peak torque of 250 Nm while the turbo diesel 2.0 liter TDI engine churns out a maximum power of 140 bhp and a peak torque of 320 Nm.
Since it’s going to be a low cost variant, there will be a major reduction in features in this new version, which is making us to have a look at the current versions of Skoda Superb to check what all we would be missing exactly. Last year, when Skoda brought Skoda Superb Elegance to the market, it had many reason to cherish this line of Superb. This obsequious version of the 1.8 liter petrol model came with little exclusion in the interiors and minor compromise on superfluity to cut down the cost. It was a perfect commixture of performance, design and safety where Superb was meaningfully envisaged and designed. It maneuvers in a very smooth fashion because of its transmission, which is tiptronic automatic in nature. The air-conditioning equipped with climate control imparts a pleasurable driving experience. Other than ABS (Anti-Braking System) saving the passengers from getting into a mishap by preventing the wheels to get locked while braking even when its sudden or hard, there are a lot of safety features which belong to the latest generation. Among them, the keyless-entry is on the top of the list. The stop-start system is available in the 2012 model is a new feature. The TSI 1.8 liter engine with manual 6-speed as well as a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox is a power and pleasure combined drive. On the higher end, a 3.6 liter petrol engine which would be combined with a 6-speed DSG automatic gearbox would attain a peak power of 260bhp and a high torque of 350 Nm.
As we know Ambition variant will be coming as a cut-price version and many features will be removed out of this particular model, some of these excluded features will be ESP, the touchscreen central console, the fully electric sunroof, Bi-Xenon headlights which comes with excellent focus and the best of all, hill hold/hill descent feature will not be there anymore. A 6-speed double clutch fully automatic gearbox set on a triptonic manual mode adorns the diesel engine, while the simple 6-speed manual gearbox mates with the petrol engine of this Ambition variant.