In a week where motoring news has been dominated by silly awards and concepts that may never make it to production, it’s a relief to finally have something genuinely newsworthy to report.
Skoda has continued to improve its value proposition with the new Superb SportLine. The Czech brand is on a roll in 2017 after making the move to a five year, unlimited kilometre warranty on all its models.
Available in both sedan and wagon body styles, the Superb SportLine differentiates itself from the 206TSI with a selection of additional exterior and interior appointments.
The exterior of the SportLine adds: badging on the front fenders; black door mirrors; black rear diffuser with chrome twin exhausts; black rear spoiler sedan (wagon in body colour, but with black roof rails); black grille; black side strips and 19" SportLine exclusive anthracite alloys.
It is the interior where the Superb SportLine really kicks goals, it includes: a SportLine dash cluster; sports seats with classy alcantara inserts; three-spoke, flat-bottom steering wheel in perforated leather and silver stitching; dash strip in Black Cube finish with SportLine badging; aluminium pedal covers; alcantara inserts in door trims; black ceiling liner and a customisable performance monitor with lap timer.
These additions work to give the car an aggressive yet elegant look. Best of all, these additions can be had for just $1000 above the 206TSI sedan and wagon.
SKODA Superb SportLine Pricing (excluding on-road costs)
Sedan              $51,990 RRP
Wagon             $53,690 RRP
Tech pack        $3400
Comfort pack  $700
Sunroof            $1700 (sedan)
                          $1900 (wagon)
Service pack  
3 year/45,000km         $1299
5 year/75,000km         $2650
Let’s start a Car Conversation, does the Superb SportLine additions justify the $1000? Can anybody provide any insight into the Skoda ownership experience?