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New details emerge on next-generation Skoda Roomster

March 11, 2015
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A new report from AutoExpress has revealed several details about the next-generation Skoda Roomster. Like the previous report, the new report also suggests that the all-new Roomster will be based on the passenger car version of the fourth-generation Volkswagen Caddy which was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

The plan should be confirmed in summer this year, with the model arriving in showrooms in 2016, adds the report.

The report says that the all-new vehicle will be an MPV in the small commercial sector and majorly changed space wise, equipment wise and price wise as the Caddy’s platform will allow the MPV to grow and get more roomier. The re-engineered model will take design cues from the all-new Superb which features the brand’s latest design language. Sharing underpinnings with Caddy could also lead to the all-new model getting sliding doors.

2015 VW Caddy side view press image

The 2016 Roomster could also inherit the Caddy’s sliding door.

Using the Caddy’s platform is not an indication of the company eyeing the commercial market though. The previous report which was based on an interview with Jozef Kaban, chief of Skoda Auto Design, had already made it clear that the new-generation Roomster will be available in passenger version only.

The Auto Express report also states that the currently sold model will see end of the production in May this year.

Source: AutoExpress

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