A fresh report from Dutch media has confirmed that the next-generation Skoda Roomster is arriving early next year. The first-generation model of the 5-door MPV has been on sale since June 2006 and is in need of a revamp. The report reveals details about the next-generation Roomster from an interview with Jozef Kaban, chief of Skoda Auto Design.
The design chief says that although the segment itself is struggling, that does not deter them from bringing the new Roomster. The VW Caddy’s platform is right for the Roomster as it will allow the MPV to grow and offer more interior space, continued Mr Kaban. The next-generation model should incorporate Skoda’s new design language seen on the recently unveiled Skoda Superb.
The prototype spotted earlier did not feature sliding doors, but as the new model will be based on the Caddy, the production version could gain sliding doors. However, the decision of building the new model based on the Caddy should not be speculated as the company’s interest in foraying into the commercial market, as Mr Kaban made it clear that the new Roomster will come in passenger version only.
The report further adds that the production of the currently sold model will be axed in May this year and that in Netherlands, the demand of the currently sold model is now satisfied only from existing stock.