The Kodiaq is Skoda’s recently introduced full-size SUV that’s creating waves across several markets. The vehicle is expected to be launched in the Indian market this year. But before that, Skoda has decided to introduce a sportier derivative of the Kodiaq in the form of the SportLine variant.
Skoda has upped the sporty quotient by painting a lot of trim bits black. As a result, the grille, roof rails, wing mirror housings and side window trims all come in black.
The rear is enhanced by a narrow, silver-colored trim below the bumper. The protective side trims of the Sportline though are body-colored.
It comes with 19-inch alloy wheels in a special new design as standard. Furthermore, it bears a small badge with the model designation on the front wing.
Inside you get alcantara sports seats with silver-coloured stitching. The standard equipment also includes driving modes, electronically foldable wing mirrors and LED ambient lighting.
Under the hood, there is a choice of two petrol and two diesel engine options – a 1.4 TSI 150bhp 4×4, 2.0 TSI 180bhp 4×4, 2.0 TDI 150bhp 4×4 and 2.0 TDI 190bhp 4×4.
The Kodiaq Sportline will be presented for the first time at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The motor show will be open to the public from 9 to 19 March 2017.
The Kodiaq is headed for India and is expected to play a strong role in Skoda India’s revised strategy. It is expected to be offered as a locally assembled model.