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Skoda adds new Kodiaq Sportline model

Czech car manufacturer Skoda has extended its Kodiaq range further, with the addition of a Sportline model.

As the name suggests, the Kodiaq Sportline model comes with more dynamic styling and design features specifically developed for the sporty model. The bodywork elements finished in black underline a 'dynamic focus' says Skoda, with the radiator grille, roof rails, wing mirror housings and side window trims all finished in black - while the rear window and rear side windows are tinted. The rear is enhanced by a narrow, silver-coloured trim below the bumper. Protective side trims are body-coloured and the new model runs on 19-inch alloy wheels, in a special new design as standard. As an option, 20-inch wheels are also available.

Like the Kodiaq Scout, the Sportline is based on the SE trim level. Additionally, it is equipped with Alcantara sports seats (driver’s side electronically adjustable including memory function) with silver-coloured stitching. Skoda says the seats guarantee good lateral support and the sporty character is also emphasised by the multifunction steering wheel, which – like the gearstick – is leather covered and aluminium pedals. The multifunction display includes representation of G-forces, the turbocharging pressure, the current engine output and the temperature of the oil and coolant.

A choice of two petrol and two diesel engines are available. Petrol engines range from the 1.4 TSI with 150 PS and combined fuel consumption of 41.5 mpg and 153 g CO2/km to the 2.0 TSI 180 PS unit with a top speed of 128 mph, a 0-62 mph time of 8.0 seconds and combined fuel consumption of 38.7 mpg and 168 g CO2/km.

Diesel engines comprise of the 2.0 TDI 150 PS unit with combined fuel consumption of 53.3 mpg and 139 g CO2/km to the 2.0 TDI 190 PS powerplant which offers a top speed of 130 mph and a 0-62 mph time of 8.9 seconds. Combined fuel consumption comes in at 49.6 mpg and 150 g CO2/km.

The Geneva Motor Show opens to the public from 9-19 March 2017.