I had recently: there won’t be a new Skoda Roomster, as the Czech manufacturer has been forced to give a change of direction in its product strategy. The second-generation Skoda Roomster has been cancelled completely and will not be built: in this way, bids farewell to a model, a much misunderstood by his approach, something that was reflected in a discrete sales.
In place, Skoda will focus on new ‘crossovers’ and SUV, with much more acceptance and demand. The first example of this will be the Skoda Kodiak, a compact SUV with five or seven seats that will be brother, technically speaking, the new SUV from Seat. Therefore, we will lose out on a Skoda Roomster 2016, whose development was already practically finished.
After seeing the Skoda Roomster 2016 spy photos, we already knew what we could expect from this renewal. It would entail a radical change in design and orientation, abandoning any sign of originality by reason of the synergies and business cost savings. The intention was to offer a small and versatile mpv based on a commercial vehicle, the Volkswagen Caddy.
These leaked images by Autoforum.cz come from the same factory of Skoda, and confirm everything said. It is a drive pre-production -they made a total of 100 vehicles- with the final design, which shows that Skoda was already completely ready the model before the orders received from Volkswagen, having to cancel those models are not strictly a priority to save costs as a result of the ‘Scandal Volkswagen’ emissions.
Its appearance is not surprising: front inspired by the new Skoda Fabia, within the body of the Volkswagen Caddy 2015. The new Skoda Roomster did not have commercial version, being focused on its use as a tourism for passengers, providing practicality and a price content as the main arguments. Requiem for the Skoda Roomster, is cast less?