How 2012 Skoda Superb Ambition fares in the Indian auto market

Thursday 19 April 2012, 10:17 AM by

Skoda Auto has offered a new base variant of Superb, Ambition in the Indian auto market on 18th April 2012. With the launch of this premium car, the company has reduced the price of base variant of Superb by Rs. 1.65 lacs. We are also included in the magnitude of providential audience that were present at the launch ceremony of this premium sedan in Mumbai on 18th April 2012. Skoda has offered two types of engine options with its Ambition, namely petrol as well as diesel. In the current scenario, the petrol variant of Ambition cost around Rs. 18 lacs, whereas the diesel version is provided for Rs. 22.5 lacs.

How 2012 Skoda Superb Ambition fares in the Indian auto market |
Actual images of 2012 Skoda Superb Ambition setting new heights in premium sedan segment

Our experts have speculated that Skoda has specially launched this car to counter the success of newly launched Hyundai 2012 Sonata. Along with Sonata, the car will also deliver a stiff competition to Honda Accord, which is also a well-established car in premium segment.

Car Model Skoda Superb Ambition Honda Accord Hyundai Sonata
Fuel Type Petrol Diesel Petrol Petrol
Engine name 1.8 litre turbocharged engine 2.0 litre TDI 16 Valve DOHC-iVTEC 2.4 litre Gdi
Maximum Power (bhp / rpm) 160 140 / 4200 178 / 6500 199 / 6300
Maximum Torque (Nm / rpm) 250 / 1500-2500 320 / 1750-2500 222 / 4300 250 / 4250
Displacement (cc) 1796 1998 2354 2359
Transmission System 6 speed manual gearbox 6 speed DSG gearbox Five speed manual and automatic transmission system with paddle shift as well as GLC Six speed manual and automatic transmission
Length (mm) 4838 4950 4820
Width (mm) 1817 1845 1835
Height (mm) 1482 1475 1490
Wheelbase (mm) 2761 2800 2795
Ground clearance (mm) 158 155 155

Along with a powerful engine, all these cars are also incorporated with advanced safety features that ensure safety of its passengers. Accord is assimilated with features like intelligent six airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Break-force Distribution (EBD) and active headrest. In addition to these, the car is also assimilated with Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) technology that stops individual wheel and reduces the power delivered by the engine in over steering conditions.

2012 Hyundai Sonata

The safety features packed within Hyundai Sonata includes dual front airbags with passenger detection system, rear parking assist system, impact sensing door unlock, height adjustable front seat belts and engine immobiliser. On the other hand, the world class features packed within Superb Ambition includes rear park distance controller, hill hold control, adaptive front light system and anti-theft alarm system with interior monitor and tilt senor system.

All these features add to the safety concerns of these cars, and thus provide a safe journey to its passengers. Among the mentioned cars, Superb Ambition is the latest offering in premium sedan segment and therefore it flaunts advanced features that are hardly found in this segment.

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