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Skoda News Feed: Skoda Australia plugs gap in Octavia range with spicier Sportline


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Skoda Australia is introducing a new variant to its Octavia liftback and wagon range, with the Sportline finally joining the range after an almost three-year wait.

The Skoda Octavia Sportline slots in between the entry-level Style and the flagship performance RS. It’s due in showrooms in February 2024.

Priced from $42,490 drive-away in liftback guise or $43,990 drive-away as a wagon, the Octavia Sportline’s price is identical to that of the Octavia Style, despite the newly introduced model packing more features than its sibling.

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Additional equipment in the Skoda Octavia Sportline includes:

  • 15mm lower sports suspension
  • Gloss black front grille, mirrors, brand and model badging, and rear spoiler (liftback) or roof rails (wagon)
  • Rear diffuser
  • Front spoiler
  • Matte black window trim
  • Dual exhaust tips
  • Sportline front guard badging
  • Three-spoke flat-bottom perforated leather steering wheel with paddles
  • Sports comfort front seats with integrated headrests
  • Aluminium pedals
  • Black headliner and pillar trim
  • Drive Mode selector (Eco, Normal, Sport)
  • Unique 18-inch alloy wheels

This is in addition to features found on the Style, which include matrix LED headlights, a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and 10-inch infotainment screen, plus dual-zone climate control, a power tailgate and keyless entry.

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Safety equipment on all Skoda Octavia grades includes front and rear parking sensors, autonomous emergency braking (front and rear), adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring and parking assist.

The Skoda Octavia Sportline is powered by a turbocharged 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, producing 110kW of power and 250Nm of torque.

Drive is sent to the front wheels through an eight-speed torque converter automatic transmission.

Options for the Skoda Octavia Sportline include:

  • Panoramic sunroof: $1900, wagon only
  • Premium Pack: $3200:
    • Emergency assist
    • Adaptive lane guidance
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • Power-adjustable front seats
    • Heated front and outboard rear seats
    • Tri-zone climate control
    • More USB-C ports (including in the centre rear-view mirror)

Candy White paint is standard, with Magic Black pearl and Graphite Grey, Brilliant Silver, Moon White and Lava Blue metallic finishes all costing an extra $770.

Velvet Red metallic carries a $1170 premium.

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The Skoda Octavia Sportline is due in local showrooms almost three years after its global unveiling in April 2021.

Skoda Australia delayed its Australian launch multiple times, though it did offer a similarly specified Limited Edition model.

It ultimately scrapped plans to introduce the Sportline here in April 2023, though this decision has since been reversed – if not without one key change.

When it was initially confirmed for Australia, the Sportline was set to come here with Skoda’s more powerful 140TSI powertrain: a turbocharged 2.0-litre with 140kW and 320Nm.

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