a promising fourth model line for Skoda.
9th February 2006.
Auto will enter a new segment with its fourth model
family, the Roomster,
which will make its debut at the 2006 Geneva motor
(public days: 2-12 March).
Scheduled for launch in Europe this
summer, the new Roomster represents a significant step for
Skoda Auto which achieved last year an 8.95 % growth of
its worldwide deliveries (492,111 units) of its three
current models, the Fabia
small car, lower
medium Octavia and larger Superb.
The Roomster made its first appearance
as a design study at the International Motor Show in
Frankfurt in 2003. In the light of positive response, a
decision was taken to develop the production car and, less
than two and a half years later, Skoda is now introducing
its new Roomster to the public in Geneva.
variable interior, fresh design and
Varioflex rear seat facility.
The Roomster car concept is unique with
its variable interior, young, fresh design, vast luggage
compartment, generous storage space, flexible Varioflex
rear seat facility... and, as usually expected from Skoda,
value for money.
Customers will be able to choose
between three petrol engines and three other diesel ones,
with a manual or automatic gearbox.
The Roomster will be manufactured in
the Kvasiny plant. At first, the car will be put on the
most important European markets including the Czech
Republic in the summer of 2006.
With the new 4th model range, the
Roomster, Skoda (part of the VW group) can expect to make
a significant leap forward in volume terms.
Skoda's main growth last year (8.95%,
from 451,675 units in 2004 to 492,111 unit last year) came
thanks to the new Octavia which registered 28.42% sales
growth (233,322 units) compared to 2004 (181,683), while
figures dropped slightly for the two other models, the
Fabia (-4.4%, from 247,600 in 2004 to 236,698 units last
year) and Superb (-1.34%, from 22,392 to 22,091).