Skoda Kodiaq Sportline revealed… not the full RS variant
The Skoda Kodiaq Sportline has been revealed, hot on the heels of the Kodiaq Scout… but its isn’t the high-performance RS version we’re waiting for.
THE SKODA KODIAQ Sportline has been revealed and will get its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show, but it isn’t the full RS variant we were hoping for. Like the Kodiaq Scout we published a story on yesterday, the Sportline is a cosmetic tweak of the standard Kodaiq. Indeed, it shares its engine line-up with the Kodiaq.
What the Sportline lacks in punch it makes up for in style and shows that Skoda is serious about making a mark with the Kodiaq. Stepping out from behind Volkswagen’s skirt and continuing to cement its brand identity.
The Sportline, as you can see in the images, gets its radiator grille, wing mirrors and roof rails in gloss black. The rear cops a narrow, silver-coloured trim below the bumper. The variant will get 19-inch alloys as standard, but 20-inch alloys will be available as a cost option.
Like the Kodiaq Scout, the Sportline is based on the SE trim line and gets Alcantara sports seats with driver’s side electric adjustment and memory. The steering wheel and gear shifter is wrapped in leather. The multifunction display includes representation of G-forces, the turbocharging pressure, the current engine output and the temperature of the oil and coolant.
Standard equipment includes Driving Mode Select (Normal, Sport, Eco, Individual, Comfort, Snow), which depending on the mode selected tweaks the engine, automatic transmission, power steering and air conditioning. It also gets electronically adjustable and foldable wing mirrors with dip and memory function as well as Boarding Spot (lights in the wing mirror which shine onto the floor), rear-view mirror with rain sensor and dip function, a Maxi DOT display, LED ambient lighting for the interior which can be set to one of ten colours, the Kodiaq logo in the door sills, ‘Sport’ trim, Alcantara decorative inserts and floor mats with silver-coloured stitching.
The Kodiaq Sportline will offer the same active safety assist systems as the Kodiaq Scout.
There’s no word on pricing or whether this variant will be offered in Australia.