It might look quirky, but this a Skoda with real substance. Bringing MPV versatility, van-like capacity and car-like road manners, the Roomster represents a genuinely new package.

But it doesn’t stop at meeting the functional brief. With good design, comfort and entertaining handling, the Roomster is the most innovative product to come from Skoda in recent years.

Only full fat pricing stands in its way – and, given its slow sales to date, the inconvenient presence of its Yeti stablemate.