The new 2017 Skoda Kodiaq range is filling out, with last week’s new Scout variant now joined by a style-focused Sportline model.
Confirmed in November last year, the new Kodiaq Sportline’s online unveiling comes just weeks out from its Geneva motor show debut.
As with the Superb Sportline that will launch here in February, the Kodiaq Sportline gets 19-inch alloy wheels (revealed with the Kodiaq‘s first unveiling in September last year), with the option of larger 20-inch hoops.
The requisite black finish has been applied to the grille, door mirror housings, window trim and roof rails, and lightly restyled bumpers with black fins at the front and a low silver trim at the rear (also shown in September).
Introduced as a styling exercise, the Sportline picks up no additional performance or handling tweaks, although it will be offered with Adaptive Dynamic Chassis Control system as an optional extra.
Interior additions include Alcantara-trimmed seats with silver contrast stitching, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel matched to aluminium pedals.
In Europe, the Kodiaq Sportline will be offered with 110kW/250Nm 1.4 and 132kW/320Nm 2.0-litre turbo petrol engines, along with 110kW/340Nm and 140kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo diesel units.
Australia’s Kodiaq line-up is still to be detailed, but, as with the Superb Sportline that will be here in February, this new Sportline model – essentially a styling kit – will form part of the local Kodiaq family.
The 2017 Skoda Kodiaq will make its Australian debut midway through 2017.