The Skoda Superb range will be bolstered by a sporty new flagship next month, with the stylish Sportline trim confirmed for the Australian market from February.
Based on the current range-topper – the 206TSI – the Skoda Superb Sportline is essentially a cosmetic kit a-la BMW M Sport or Volkswagen R-Line, adding a subtle bodykit and gloss-black highlights throughout the exterior.
The Sportline trim also gets unique alloy wheels – likely 19-inches in diameter – along with a boot lip spoiler on the liftback.
However, at this stage it’s unknown whether the Superb’s interior will benefit from sporty appointments.
Under the bonnet will be the same 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine as the 206TSI, which develops – you guessed it – 206kW of power and 350Nm of torque.
Drive is sent to all four wheels via a six-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission.
Performance figures should also remain the same, with 0-100km/h taking 5.8 seconds for both the liftback and ‘Combi’ wagon.
Final pricing and specifications are still to be confirmed, but expect the Sportline models to nudge the mid-$50,000 mark considering the 206TSI liftback and wagon start at $50,990 and $52,690 before on-road costs respectively.
Paul Pottinger, general manager for corporate communications at Skoda’s local arm, told CarAdvice the decision to bring the Superb Sportline to Australia is a result of the demand for a more dynamic-looking version.
“There is demand for a sporty-looking Superb, and that’s what we’re offering,” he said.
Pottinger also confirmed the first examples of the Superb Sportline will arrive Down Under at the end of February or early March, though eager customers can place orders now.
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