2021 Skoda Octavia SportLine
It features several blacked out exterior elements

Skoda has, for the first time, introduced the SportLine trim of the 2021 Octavia. This new trim slots in-between the Style and range-topping RS variants of the car.

The new SportLine variant of the fourth-generation Octavia sports black exterior elements. The frame of the radiator grille, front splitter and the Skoda wordmark on the boot lid all get gloss black treatment.

In addition, the car has a gloss black diffuser as well, but it has a chrome trim element. As standard, the 2021 Skoda Octavia SportLine comes with 17-inch Pulsar alloy wheels, also in black.

There are 2 additional wheel options including 18-inch Vega wheels in black metallic and 19-inch black polished Taurus alloys that are exclusive to the SportLine variant.

Inside, this particular trim comes with a 3 spoke multifunction sports steering wheel, fabric finish for the instrument panel, Piano Black decorative strips, as well as sports seats with integrated headrests and ‘ThermoFlux’ upholstery.

The 2021 Skoda Octavia SportLine also features front door sills that bear the model name along with model-specific badging.

Available in both hatchback and estate variants overseas, the SportLine variant of the Octavia can be had in petrol, diesel, mild-hybrid, plug-in hybrid and CNG versions.

The 1.5-litre TSI petrol makes 150 PS and can be had with a 7-speed DSG and mild-hybrid tech, whereas the 2.0-litre TSI motor makes 190 PS, comes mated with a DSG and has all-wheel drive as standard.

With a power output of 204 PS, the Octavia iV SportLine plug-in hybrid is more powerful than the CNG model called G-TEC which has 130 PS maximum power.

Diesel models come with 3 power configurations – 115 PS, 150 PS and 200 PS. They can be had with the DSG and all-wheel drive, while all variants of the premium sedan can also be ordered with the optional Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC).

That is not all. There are optional safety features including Crew Protect Assist with rollover function, driver assistance systems such as Collision Avoidance Assist and Turn Assist as well as a new central airbag between the front seats that customers can choose.

Set to be introduced here at the end of this month, the India-spec Octavia might also get the SportLine variant down the line.

2021 Skoda Octavia SportLine Rear
The car also comes in an estate body style overseas