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Skoda Kodiaq Sportline

Skoda has announced Irish prices for its much-anticipated Kodiaq SUV

Also a Sportline model with new exterior and interior styling.

PRICES FOR THE much-anticipated Skoda Kodiaq have finally been revealed. The five-seat large SUV will cost from €28,795 with the seven-seat version costing €1,000 extra.

It will come in three trim levels – Active, Ambition and Style – and there will be five engine and transmission options.

Active trim will be available with a 125hp 1.4-litre petrol engine with manual gearbox or 150hp 1.4-litre petrol unit with DSG transmission. Those two options are also available in Ambition trim along with a 150hp 2.0-litre TDI with DSG or manual with four-wheel drive and a 190hp 2.0-litre diesel unit with DSG and four-wheel drive.

Opt for Style trim models and the Kodiaq can be had with a 150hp 1.4-litre TSI with DSG, 150hp 2.0-litre TDI with DSG or manual with four-wheel drive and a 190hp 2.0-litre diesel unit with DSG and four-wheel drive. This top-of-the-line model will cost €44,145.

Models will fall into tax Band B2 €280 or tax Band C €390.

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There will also be a Sportline version on offer.

Like the name suggests, the Sportline is a more dynamic variant of the large SUV and to highlight its sporty credentials it has a different exterior and interior to the regular model.

On the outside, the radiator grille, roof rails, wing mirror housings and side window trims are all finished in black and the rear and side windows are tinted in a colour called SunSet. The protective side trims are body-coloured and there is a silver trim below the back bumper. The Sportline also comes with newly designed 19-inch alloys or optional 20-inch wheels.

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The cabin features sports seats with Alcantara covers and silver-coloured stitching, a leather-clad gear stick and multifunction steering wheel and aluminium pedals. The instrument binnacle has some sporty visuals that show G-forces, turbocharging pressure, engine output and oil and coolant temperature.

Also as standard are electronically adjustable and foldable wing mirrors with dip and memory function as well as Boarding Spot (lights in the wing mirror which shine onto the floor), rear-view mirror with rain sensor and dip function, a Maxi DOT display, LED ambient lighting for the interior which can be set to one of ten colours, the Kodiaq logo in the door sills, ‘Sport’ trim, Alcantara decorative inserts and floor mats with silver-coloured stitching.

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At 194mm, the Sportline has a tiny bit more ground clearance than the regular model. Off-road, it has a ramp angle of 19.7 degrees and approach and departure angles of 22.0 and 23.1 degrees.

There is a choice of four engines available for the Kodiaq Sportline: a 150hp 1.4-litre TSI petrol, a 180hp 2.0 TSI petrol and 150hp and 190hp 2.0-litre TDI diesel units. The final engine line-up for Ireland is not yet confirmed.

The Skoda Kodiaq Sportline gets its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

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