2018 Skoda Kodiaq Sportline

When the Skoda Kodiaq SUV made a debut, it caused quite a stir
in the market. Its excellent blend of comfort, space and value
immediately put the Czech automaker on an international fame.
The 2018 Skoda Kodiaq Sportline was excellently designed to
provide value that exceeded some models above its price tag.
The automaker is at it again. This time round, Skoda has added
a Sportline trim that seeks to add a dose of sportiness to the
SUV. Read along for more information:

2018 Skoda Kodiaq Sportline Exterior

In general, it can be said that the automaker has given the
Kodiaq SUV a sports car profile. The model gets black accenting
on the grille, wing-mirrors, roof-rails, side windows and on
the bumper. Below the bumper, the model gets a silver
accenting. The front fascia also gets a special badge that sets
the Kodiaq Sportline apart from standard Kodiaq models. It also
gets a body-colored cladding below its doors.  To complete
the upgrade, the model rides on a set of 19-inch alloy wheels
as standard. For an enhanced look, buyers can opt for 20-inch
wheels.

It also gets a body-colored cladding below its doors.  To
complete the upgrade, the model rides on a set of 19-inch alloy
wheels as standard. For an enhanced look, buyers can opt for
20-inch wheels.

2018 Skoda Kodiaq Sportline Interior

The interior of the Sportline is based on that of the SE trim
of the Kodiaq SUV. The model features Alcantara Spots seats.
Its steering wheel and shifter are wrapped in leather. It also
features aluminum pedals that enhance is sporty look. This
sporty look is further enhanced by visual readouts such as the
G-force meter on the driver’s main display.

The model also features a 9.2-inch infotainment system with LTE
connectivity, Wi-Fi hotspot and a navigation system. The model
also features as standard selectable driving modes, a rear-view
mirror, rain sensors, puddle lamps, LED ambient lighting as
well as Alcantara inserts.

For safety, the model features blind spot warning, ABS, parking
assist and trailer assist among others.

 Engine Specs and performance

The 2018 Skoda Kodiaq Sportline will feature 3 engines i.e. two
gasoline engines and a diesel mill offered in two flavors. The
first gasoline engine is a 1.4 L, unit that produces 150 hp.

The second gasoline engine is a 2.0 L, unit good for 180
horses. On the other hand, the diesel engine is a 2.0 L, unit
offered in two flavors. The first produces 150 hp just like the
base gasoline engine. The more powerful iteration of the engine
produces 190 hp. In all engines, power will be channeled to all
wheels as standard. However, the automaker’s DCC (dynamic
chassis control) is offered as an option.

Price and release date

The automaker is yet to announce official prices of the 2018
Skoda Kodiaq Sportline. However, according to credible reports,
the model’s price will increase by around £2,000 ($2,500).
Therefore, the base model will likely have a starting price of
around £27,500 ($34,100) while the range-topping model will
attract a price tag of around £35,500 ($44,100). The automaker
will launch the Kodiaq Sportline at the 2017 Geneva Auto show,
which will be held in March.

Competition

The Kodiaq Sportline will compete with the likes of
Hyundai Tucson, Volkswagen
Tiguan, Ford Endeavour and Toyota
Fortuner.