Skoda reveals new Kodiaq Sportline

Skoda has announced a Sportline variant of the Kodiaq.

The sporty SUV will make its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March with a choice of two petrol and two diesel engines, producing between 148bhp and 187bhp.

The car has the largest boot capacity in its segment and is available with up to seven seats.

The Sportline is based on the Kodiaq’s SE trim level, but has extras such as Alcantara sports seats, a multifunction steering wheel and a display that shows G-forces, turbocharging pressure, engine output and the temperature of the oil and coolant.

The Sportline allows the driver to choose from settings comprising of ‘Normal’, ‘Sport’, ‘Eco’, ‘Individual’, ‘Comfort’ and ‘Snow’. It can also be used to control the engine, automatic transmission, power steering and air conditioning.

All-wheel drive comes as standard on the Kodiaq Sportline. Skoda claims that this provides additional safety and traction, while also giving the Czech car some off-road ability.

Like the standard Kodiaq, the Sportline is available with a choice of glass design infotainment systems. The top-of-the-range version is the Columbus, which has a 9.2-inch monitor, wi-fi hotspot and LTE module. An automatic emergency call feature comes as standard with all variants.

Driver assistance functions on the Kodiaq Sportline include Trailer Assist, Blind Spot Detect and Rear Traffic Alert. There are also several new safety features such as Crew Protect Assist, Front Assist and City Emergency Brake. In addition, the car has been fitted with surround-view cameras, allowing images of the area around the vehicle to appear on the monitor.

Tristan Shale-Hester


January 27, 2017

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