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AUTO NEWS – New 2021 Skoda Octavia Sportline unveiled

New 2021 Skoda Octavia Sportline unveiled


Skoda will quickly launch its in style Sportline trim-level on the fourth-generation Octavia. The brand new mannequin is because of go on sale within the UK in direction of the top of the 12 months with a number of sporty styling tweaks and a few extra know-how choices.

Beauty upgrades over the usual Skoda Octavia embrace new 18-inch alloy wheels, a recent entrance splitter, a revised radiator grille, a rear diffuser and black badging. The Sportline is offered as a hatchback or an property, with the previous possibility coming that includes a black tailgate spoiler fitted as normal.

Inside, the brand new Skoda Octavia Sportline options piano black trim for the dashboard, a brand new material end for the instrument binnacle and a pair of sports activities seats, trimmed in Skoda’s breathable Thermoflux upholstery. Consumers can even get a 10-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The Octavia Sportline has lengthy been a barely cheaper different to the vRS, however retains among the scorching flagship’s sporting credentials. As such, it’ll be out there with the identical dynamic chassis management system and adaptive dampers because the vRS, providing particular settings for “snug” or “sporty” driving.

Consumers will be capable of select from a spread of petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid powertrains, in addition to both entrance or four-wheel drive. The vary opens with a 1.5-litre TSI four-cylinder petrol unit, producing 148bhp and 250Nm of torque. 

It’s paired with a six-speed guide gearbox as normal, though a seven-speed dual-clutch computerized transmission is offered as an possibility. The DSG additionally provides 48-volt mild-hybrid know-how.

Above that sits a 2.0-litre TSI four-cylinder turbo petrol engine, which is a brand new introduction to the Octavia line-up. This motor produces 187bhp and 320Nm of torque and is mated to a seven-speed computerized gearbox and four-wheel drive as normal.

Three diesels can even be out there, all of that are based mostly across the identical turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine. The most cost effective possibility has 113bhp; the center model 148bhp and the costliest mannequin affords 197bhp.

The quickest diesel will include a seven-speed DSG and four-wheel drive as normal, though consumers will be capable of specify the drivetrain as an possibility on the 148bhp mannequin.

On the prime of the Octavia Sportline vary will likely be a plug-in hybrid mannequin. The system contains a 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, an electrical motor and 13kWh battery for a mixed output of 201bhp and 350Nm of torque.

In the usual Octavia, Skoda says the powertrain will ship 34 miles of pure-electric vary and as much as 282.5mpg, though these figures might change barely as a result of Sportline’s bigger wheels and extra aggressive bodywork.

Now learn all the newest information on the Skoda Octavia vRS line-up right here

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AUTO NEWS – New 2021 Skoda Octavia Sportline unveiled
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