Thursday 13 June 2024

Skoda to add Sportline trim to Karoq range

Skoda will present the Karoq SportLine at the Paris Motor Show 2018 in October. And to live up to its name, the SportLine is offered exclusively with the most powerful petrol engine in the series; a 2.0-litre TSI with 190PS.

There are four friendly engines to choose from. The 2.0 TSI petrol engine with 190PS is exclusive to the SportLine and, having driven other VAG cars with it in, would be our choice.

The more powerful of the two 2.0 TDI diesel engines also produces 190PS. In combination with both 190PS drivetrains, the Karoq is equipped with a 7-speed DSG and four-wheel drive.

The front-wheel-drive 2.0 TDI and 1.5 TSI, both with 150PS, come with a manual 6-speed gearbox as standard. Four-wheel drive, combined with 7-speed DSG, is optionally available for these models.

The SportLine styling is much more aggressive and striking than the standard car. Sports bumpers and the exclusive 19-inch ‘Vega’ black polished alloys wheels create serious kerb appeal. The front mudguards bear the SportLine logo and the body colour and black entry area, tinted windows and black roof rails round off the model’s elegant exterior.

In the interior, black sports seats with contrasting silver stitch work immediately catch the eye. The seats are upholstered with revolutionary three-ply air-permeable Thermoflux fabric, which brings extra comfort to passengers, especially in summer.

The multifunction sports steering wheel is covered with perforated black leather with stitching in silver. Pedals with stainless steel elements, a black headliner, black roof pillars and an LED package, which includes ambient lighting, complete the sporty interior.

The Skoda Karoq SportLine will have a Virtual Cockpit option, and in the SportLine will feature a fifth display mode, which features the rev counter and the current speed in the centre.
Thanks to an optional LTE module and Wi-Fi hotspot, passengers in the Skoda can browse, stream or tweet to their hearts’ content.

The drive dynamics can be configured via the driving mode selection, and the electronic stability control ESC benefits from a two-stage configuration.

The Karoq SportLine also features numerous ‘Simply Clever’ ideas and storage options. The electric boot lid with tip-to-close function opens and closes at the push of a button or by pulling gently on the open lid. The optional virtual pedal under the rear bumper allows the fifth door to be opened with a simple foot motion.

For more information, keep your eyes on the Skoda website, where you will be able to configure your Karoq SportLine once it is available.

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