Here’s a rendering of the next gen Skoda Roomster by German auto magazine AutoBild. Rumored to be coming in late 2015, one Australian Skoda rep confirmed earlier to a local website that the ‘big window’ of the car is “a must” have according to them.
The Roomster is a seven year old model based off the old Fabia platform. Now that the hatchback and estate derivatives have set foot in Europe, it may well be the turn of the Roomster to emerge next.
The 2016 Skoda Roomster will undoubtedly follow the same design principles of the new Fabia. The asymmetrical B-Pillar could be one of the unique design nuggets of the car, though Skoda has shown no sentiment in deleting signature features like the twin-door (on the next gen Superb, also due next year) and the split headlamp of the Yeti. What is for certain is that the car will use the MQB Platform, weight significantly less, and come with the new three-cylinder engines (1.0-liter petrol and 1.4-liter TDI) used on economy model lines of the VW Group.
The MPV could also get a third row seating for the first time when the model moves to the next generation. It’s to be noted that the Czech company is currently on the biggest product expansion spree in its 120-year history, which started with the Octavia in 2012.
[Source – AutoBild.de]