Upcoming 2021 Skoda Octavia gets Sportline version internationally
Ahead of the India launch of the fourth-gen Skoda Octavia, the 2021 Skoda Octavia Sportline has debuted in Europe. This is the first time the Octavia has been given the Sportline treatment, with changes in line with the Skoda Superb Sportline available here.
The Skoda Octavia Sportline sits below the RS version and comes with the grille surround, front splitter and Skoda lettering blacked out. Other changes are the Sportline fender badges, blacked-out lower grille element with chrome highlighting and a black rear spoiler. A set of 17-inch alloy wheels come as standard, with black metallic 18-inch Vega wheels and an exclusive 19-inch black polished Taurus alloys available optionally.
The interiors of the Octavia Sportline are done up with piano black elements and with a fabric finish to the dashboard. The sports seats come with integrated headrests and are done up in the breathable ThermoFlux upholstery. Finally, the Sportline returns to a three-spoke steering wheel Sportline lettering and Octavia badged scuff plates. Mechanically, the Octavia Sportline come with the DCC Dynamic Chassis Control adjustable damping system from the RS.
The engine options mirror that of the standard Skoda Octavia. A 1.5-litre turbo-petrol puts our 150PS and 250 Nm while the 2.0-litre turbo makes 190PS and 320 Nm. The top-spec plug-in hybrid puts out a combined 204PS and 350 Nm, pairing a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol with a 13 kWh electric motor. The 2.0-litre diesel can be had in three power outputs - 115PS, 150PS and 200PS while a CNG version makes 130PS. The top-spec petrol and diesel engines get the seven-speed DCT and AWD as standard while the middle engine options can be had optionally with the auto. The standard gearbox option is a six-speed manual.
The Skoda Octavia Sportline could eventually come to the Indian market, once the new-gen Octavia launches here. Although, this will more likely be a visual upgrade like the Superb Sportline, with the adjustable chassis system possible dropped to keep costs in check.
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