Czech SUV adds activewear from $46,990

The Skoda Kodiaq Sportline has arrived in Australia, kicking off from $46,990 before on-road costs.

Available in both 132TSI and 140TDI trims ($52,990), the Kodiaq Sportline gets a more athletic look and unique equipment appointments over the base car.

Key exterior features include new 20-inch 'Vega' anthracite alloy wheels, black mirrors and roof rails, and a new Velvet Red colour option

Meanwhile, the interior gets new Alcantara/leather sports seats with contrasting silver stitching, black headlining, aluminium pedals, and steering-mounted paddle shifters.

Other highlights include blacked-out exterior accents like the front grille and window frames, along with Sportline badging, a customisable performance monitor in the infotainment system and an electrically-adjustable driver's seat with memory.

Rounding out the unique appointments are unique bumper and side treatments, and auto-dimming side mirrors with memory function.

Engines are carried over from the standard Kodiaq range, meaning motivation comes from a 132kW/320Nm 2.0-litre turbo petrol or a 140kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel. Both are mated to a seven-speed DSG transmission as standard, coupled to an all-wheel drive system.

The Tech Pack and Luxury Pack options remain – adding various features from a 10-speaker sound system and an automatic parking assistant in the former to blind-spot assist, surround camera system and tri-zone climate control in the latter – priced at $2600 and $3400 respectively.

Skoda has also announced drive-away pricing for the entire Kodiaq range, starting at $46,290 drive-away for the base 132TSI to $56,790 drive-away for the 140TDI Sportline.

2018 Skoda Kodiaq pricing

  • 132TSI - $42,990/$46,290 drive-away
  • 132TSI Sportline - $46,990/$50,290 drive-away
  • 140TDI - $48,990/$52,790 drive-away
  • 140TDI Sportline - $52,990/$56,790 drive-away

All prices listed exclude on-road costs unless specified