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This Is The 2016 Skoda Roomster That Got Axed

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Images with the updated version of the Roomster have surfaced on the web, revealing the actual car that was supposed to be launched next year.

The second-gen Roomster was axed, as the brand decided to focus on crossovers and SUVs instead of a rebadged Volkswagen Caddy and, purportedly, it has nothing to do with the emissions scandal that forced the VW Group to reconsider its future models.

Just as expected, the 2016 model would have featured the corporate grille, along with different graphics for the lighting units. The vehicle was also supposed to get bespoke exterior trimmings, more space in the cabin and an engine range similar to the one of the Caddy, including the 1.0-liter, 1.2-liter and 1.4-liter petrol units along with by diesel powertrains.

Reports indicate that Skoda has already built approximately 100 units of the compact people carrier. They'll never hit the market, though, as the automaker is focusing on a VW Tiguan-based SUV, allegedly called the Kodiak.

The new SUV should make its debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, next October. It will reportedly be offered in five- and seven-seat versions and will be manufactured at Skoda's Kvasiny plant in the Czech Republic.

Image via Lukas Mares (Instagram)


Spied: Second-Gen Skoda Roomster Demoted To A Rebadged VW Caddy

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So much for Skoda's efforts to craft a special niche for itself in the MPV segment with the first Roomster, as the second generation of the model will be relegated to a rebadged VW Caddy.

This Skoda Test Mule Will Grow Up To Become A Mid-Size SUV

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Don't let the modified Yeti body fool you; this is a test mule for Skoda's first mid-size SUV that will arrive next year positioned against the Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe.

Skoda Rolls Out SUV Test Mule, Will Rival Hyundai's Santa Fe

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This here is a test mule of Skoda's new mid-size SUV that will sit above the Yeti crossover when it lands in showrooms by late 2016.

All-New 2015 Skoda Superb Spied with Production Body

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Skoda's upcoming third-gen Superb has been scooped for the first time in a production body that draws heavily from this year's VisionC Concept.

Scoop: Skoda Reels Out Barely Camouflaged 2015 Fabia Combi

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With the all-new Skoda Fabia hatchback out of the bag, Skoda is now concentrating its development efforts on the roomier and more practical estate version, dubbed Combi.

Is This the New 2015 Skoda Fabia Combi?

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While we're all biting our nails in anticipation of the next official 2015 Skoda Fabia teaser showing the car's…tow hook, we received these photo scans of the Combi variant from one of our readers.

All New 2015 Skoda Fabia Scooped Almost Undisguised Ahead of Paris Show Debut

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Skoda trotted out a very thinly disguised prototype of its new generation Fabia supermini wearing only some bits and pieces of black tape together with fake decals for the tail lamps, offering us our best look yet at the five-door hatchback.

Skoda's Pumped Up Octavia RS280 Special Possibly Spied

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A matte black Skoda Octavia RS prototype (or vRS for the British Isles), wearing the Audi TT RS Plus' black and red 19-inch (?) wheels and sporting quad instead of the regular model's twin exhaust pipes has us believing that it could be the rumored special edition RS variant to mark the performance sub-brands 40th anniversary.

We Spy a Mildly Tweaked 2015 Skoda Octavia

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It appears that Skoda is out working on some subtle revisions for its latest Octavia compact model, even though it only went on sale in Europe in January of 2013.

Scoop: This is the New 2015 Skoda Fabia Hatch

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There had been some rumors floating around about Skoda prepping a concept for the next Fabia at the Geneva Motor Show in March, which proved to be wrong. Instead, Skoda will likely present the new model in production guise at the upcoming Paris Motor Show this October before it rolls out in European showrooms.

Spied: Skoda Cheekily Disguises New Rapid SpaceBack as a Fabia Combi

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While there are many questions surrounding the teaser photo of a new Rapid model that was released by Skoda earlier today, there's nothing of the sort with these spy shots, even though the Czechs and their German counterparts at the VW Group did try to fool us much in the same way they've done in the past with other vehicles

New Skoda Octavia RS Spotted Out in the Open in Both Body Styles

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Having driven many different Skoda Octavias over the years (even a first-gen vRS with the 5v/cylinder 1.8-liter turbo), I've grown in my own personal opinion from thinking it’s a cheaper VW Golf clone with few merits to now understanding its qualities and its appeal for others.

However, for me, the thing that made any Octavia cool was the fact that you could get it as an RS (vRS for those living in Britain). Even cooler was that from the very first generation onward, they also made it available as a hot estate, a real kudos-builder in Europe, where people just seem to like their kind.

New Skoda Rapid Spaceback Allegedly Appears on Configurator

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Earlier today, we shared the first photos of Skoda's new Octavia RS performance model that will be offered in Europe with a choice of diesel and gasoline engines, but it's not the only car we're expecting to launch this year from the VW Group's Czech subsidiary.

Skoda Rapid Estate or Possibly Next Gen Fabia Combi Spotted Virtually Undisguised

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We always thought that an estate version of the Skoda Rapid was a very interesting proposition for its respective sector of the market, and we were expecting to see one very soon. Now, to be honest, we're not entirely sure that the car captured by the folks over at Nacho Fernández López blog is indeed the new Rapid estate or the next generation Fabia Combi.

The reason why we're leaving a question mark has to do as much with Skoda's one-style-fits all design strategy, as it has with the fact that this particular model featured a "Fabia" moniker on the tailgate. That's not to say Skoda may have placed the logo there simply to confuse us – which it did…

Scoop: New 2014 Skoda Octavia RS Trots Out Almost Undisguised

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With the new iteration of Skoda's popular Octavia liftback and Combi (estate) already in the market, the Volkswagen Group's Czech division is now preparing the crown jewel of the series with the RS (vRS in Britain) performance models.

The first public appearance of the third-generation Octavia RS will take place at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, held from July 11 to 14, 2013, in the UK, but until then, we can show you the car through a very revealing set of spy pictures.

New Skoda Octavia RS Photo Surfaces Online, But is it Real?

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Could this be our best look at the new 2013 Skoda Octavia RS to date? Well, we can't really say with certainty if it's the real deal, but the cut in the front grille suggests that it may be a Photoshop of the regular Octavia Mk3.

Spy Shots: Extra Mild Nip and Tuck for Skoda Superb Estate

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If you read our previous scoop story about the subtly facelifted Skoda Superb saloon coming later in 2013, then you won't be surprised at all to learn that VW's successful Czech brand is preparing the same updates for its more practical and roomier Estate sibling.

The exterior revisions will include a lightly massaged front end that is masked over in white tape on this test car with a wider version of Skoda's family grille and some barely noticeable changes to the bumpers and possibly the lights on the final production model.

Scoop: Skoda Prepping Superb for a Mild Facelift

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These are the latest images of the upcoming Skoda Superb facelift spotted while testing in Europe. The Czech carmaker's flagship model in both saloon and estate body styles will receive some mild cosmetic touches on the outside to bring it in line with the rest of the range and in particular the new Rapid and Octavia models.

Spy Shots: New Skoda Octavia Combi RS is a Family Man's Golf GTI

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Don’t let those tiny wheels with the low-cost hub caps fool you; what you see here is the Combi variant of the new generation of the Skoda Octavia RS (labeled the vRS in Britain), the sedan, or rather liftback version of which, we saw through a series of leaked screenshots from an online car configurator in December.