SKODA KODIAQ SPORTLINE 2017
Class: SUV D-2
Body type: crossover
Assembling: Czech Republic
Gearbox 6-st. mechanics | 6 or 7-stup. DSG robot
Engine: variants 4
Price ≈ from $40 000
The company Skodacontinues to expand the lineup of its largest crossover Kodiaq. Recently, amodel of the Kodiaq Scout cross-country was introduced, and already after it amodification of the Sportline, which flaunts its sporty and bright appearance.The presentation took place in March at the Geneva Motor Show in 2017. It isknown that the concern decided not to stop and will soon offer a chargedversion with an RS package, including a 240-hp 2.0 TDI bit-lit from VW Passat.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR DESIGN
In comparisonwith other versions of the family, the Sportline looks spectacular and sportyaggressively. The body was as much as possible “unloaded” fromplastic linings, there was only a minimal protection on the front, rear bumpersand wheel arches. In black, the radiator grille, rear-view mirrors, edging ofthe side windows and rails are now painted. The front and rear bumpers got anew shape and are complemented by shiny black accents. It is interesting thatthe designers with the help of chrome made an imitation of exhaust pipes,although in reality the exhaust is located under the bottom of the car.
In the basicversion, the Sportline is equipped with an Ambition version, which is theaverage for the regular version of the Kodiak. But there are a number ofdifferences, for example, in the “sports” version, front seats withmore developed lateral support are installed and trimmed with alcantara with asilver thread. The leather is trimmed with a handle and a redesigned steeringwheel, the pedals now have aluminum pads. Another interesting solution is theexterior mirrors in which a light source is directed downward to illuminate thespace when landing and disembarking from the car. As standard, the Sportlineincludes LED interior lighting (10 colors), a multifunction display Maxi DOT inthe instrument cluster, side mirrors with electric adjustment and folding, adriving control system Driving Mode Select with options for Eco, Comfort, Normal,Sport, Individual, Snow.
OVERALL DIMENSIONS LXWXH||
|Kodiaq||4697x1882x1676||2791||194||1527||720 / 2065||N/A|
The basis for the Skoda Kodiaq is the modular front-drive platform MQB with an independent chassis on both axes: McPherson struts are in the front part, and the four-link system is in the rear (the stabilizers are “in a circle”).
H * M|
KM / H
|150 / 5000 – 6000||250 / 1500 – 3500||6.8||9.8||197|
|2.0 TSI||180 / 3900 – 6000||320 / 1400 – 3940||7.3||7.8||206|
|150 / 3500 – 4000||340 / 1750 – 3000||5.3||9.6||196|
|2.0 TDI||190 / 3500 – 4000||400 / 1750 – 3250||5.7||8.6||210|
The line of power units ispresented by two petrol and one, but having two variants of forcing by dieselengines. The buyer will be able to choose between gas turbo quadruples1.4-liter (150 hp) and 2.0-liter (180 hp) motors or a diesel unit in volume of2.0 liters with a return of 150 hp. or 190 hp. In a pair, you can install a6-step. mechanics, as well as 6 or 7-stup. robot DSG. The Sportline can only befour-wheel drive.
RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
The Skoda Kodiaq of 2017 year is available in Europe since the beginning of summer 2017. Starting price is from $40 000.
Toyota RAV4 – $20 700
Ford Kuga – $21 400
Mitsubishi Outlander – $22 300
Nissan X-Trail – $24 000
Mazda CX-5 – $25 000
subaru Forester – $27 500
citroen C5 Aircross – $27 500
Renault Koleos – $28 000
Honda CR-V – $28 500
hyundai Santa Fe – $29 300
Peugeot 5008 – $32 500
We want to emphasize at theoutset that the Skoda Kodiaq Sportline is the sports version of the Czechcrossover equipped with the same engines as the usual Skoda Kodiak versions(with the exception of the base 125-horsepower 1.4-liter TSI), but the realsports version with a 280- a strong 2.0-liter turbo engine will be named SkodaKodiaq RS.