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27th January, 2006
Škoda Auto has revealed the first official pictures of the new Škoda Roomster, the brand’s fourth model line. Not only does the Roomster represent Škoda’s move into a new market segment, but also a new development stage as the century-old brand starts on its next hundred years.
The Roomster made its first appearance as a design study at the 2003 Frankfurt International Motor Show. In light of the positive response by the motoring press and customer interest, Škoda decided to develop the concept into a production car. After less than two and a half years, Škoda is now introducing its new Roomster to the public in Geneva.
The Roomster car concept is unique, with its variable interior and a young, fresh design. As usual with Škoda products, the Roomster impresses with excellent value for money, a vast luggage compartment and loads of storage space – Škoda’s "extra bit of car". The Roomster will also impress with its new Varioflex rear seat design which offers an easy method of re-arranging the passenger and carrying space to meet the ways that people use cars today.
The side view of the Roomster is dynamic, while large windows underline ample interior spaciousness and light. Customers can choose their ideal engine from three petrol and three diesel powerplants combined with a selection of manual or automatic gearbox.
The Škoda Roomster will be manufactured at the company’s Kvasiny plant. The Roomster will be launched in many European markets, including the Czech Republic, beginning in the (northern) summer and autumn of 2006.
The new Škoda Roomster will make its first public appearance at the International Motor Show in Geneva on 28th February 2006.