Sportline adds 20-inch wheels, Alcantara and carbon interior and a load of black detailing
The Sportline drive is understandably very similar to the ‘normal’ Kodiaq and that’s a very good thing. It’s not a huge amount better than the standard model, but adds another tier to what is an already superb package, in the vein of Volkwagen’s R-line or Audi’s S Line visual upgrade models.
Of course, like the VW and Audi range, the Kodiaq is due for something a little hotter, too, and the 176kw turbo diesel Kodiaq RS has just been unveiled, with Skoda New Zealand stating it will arrive in early 2019, about the same time as a Karoq Sportline. The Kodiaq is as much about value as its practicality, and if the head (or budget) ruled the way, the front-drive 1.4-litre entry level Ambition is a fantastic proposition, as is the ‘normal’ Style. If budget stretches higher, the Sportline is the best Kodiaq in the sloth, and we’re just as impressed now with the Sportline as we were with the regular model in 2017.