The second generation of Skoda's quirky MPV gets van underpinnings
14 June 2015

These are the first spy shots of the 2016 Skoda Roomster.

We spotted this heavily disguised prototype undergoing road testing.

It's rumoured Skoda's new MPV will be based on the passenger version of the Volkswagen Caddy and, even disguised, it's easy to see the similarities between the two.

The sliding doors of the prototype are clearly visible in the images, but it's yet to be confirmed if the production version will do away with the conventional doors of the outgoing model.

We expect the new Roomster to go on sale next year.

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Skoda Roomster

The Skoda Roomster shows that practical needn’t mean boring

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14 June 2015
Would have made a good, cheaper alternative to the Caddy. Oh, that's why...

14 June 2015
So goldenboy Skoda gets a new Roomster, but no new Altea for SEAT of course.

14 June 2015
Maybe they see the Leon ST as a suitable replacement.

14 June 2015
I don't see anything, in these pictures, to suggest the disguised vehicle is anything other than a van.


I'm a disillusioned former Citroëniste.

14 June 2015
Tall roof, low floor. Still fit for the only purpose I have ever seen it used for, wheelchair transport.

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