Skoda is broadening its Octavia range with the introduction of a new SportLine model. Set to deliver what the company describes as an enhanced dynamic look, SportLine models feature black exterior detailing, a three-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel and sports seats with integrated headrests. Available as a hatch or estate, both can be ordered with the optional DCC Dynamic Chassis Control and a number of driver assistance systems. The range comprises diesels, petrol engines, mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions.
The exterior of the new model is defined by the black detailing familiar from the SportLine variants for other Skoda models. A distinctive front spoiler, the frame of the ŠKODA grille, rear diffuser and the ŠKODA lettering on the tailgate all come in gloss black. The hatch also boasts a black rear spoiler. Standard equipment for the Octavia SportLine includes 18-inch Vega wheels.
The Octavia SportLine is available with efficient petrol and diesel engines as well as plug-in hybrid and mild-hybrid technology and is offered in either front‑wheel or all-wheel drive. The plug-in hybrid model provides an output of 150 kW (201 bhp), while the 2.0 TDI can be ordered with 85 kW (113 bhp), 110 kW (148 bhp) and 147 kW (197 bhp). The 110 kW (148 bhp) diesel has DSG and all-wheel drive as options, while they are included as standard with the 147 kW (197 bhp) diesel engine. DCC Dynamic Chassis Control is available as an option and offers settings ranging from comfortable to sporting and continuously adjusts the damping characteristics of the car. Optional safety features include the proactive occupant protection system Crew Protect Assist with rollover function, safety assistance systems such as Collision Avoidance Assist and Turn Assist as well as the new central airbag between the front seats.
Inside, the SportLine includes a fabric finish around the instrument panel as well as Piano Black decorative strips. The sports seats have integrated headrests and are fitted with breathable ThermoFlux upholstery.