Skoda Roomster Reportedly Axed By Czech Automaker

According to new reports, Skoda has decided to scrap development of a new-generation of its versatile Roomster.

Development of the new generation is believed to have been at an advanced stage, after heavily camouflaged prototypes were spied in the midst of testing earlier in the year. Now however, it appears as though the project is stillborn.

German publication Auto Motor und Sport suggests that the Czech-based manufacturer has decided to axe the Roomster as it no longer fits in with the philosophy of the firm. Additionally, it is believed that Skoda’s increased focus on crossovers, a booming market, has led to the demise of the unique, yet very practical, bodystyle.

Spy shots of 2016 Roomster’s showed that the car would be based around the latest Volkswagen Caddy. Additionally, it was tipped to receive a number of three- and four-cylinder engines, most notably a tiny 1.2-litre four-cylinder with 84 hp and a 1.0-litre TSI three-cylinder delivering 102 hp.

Last August, it was suggested that the Roomster had been pushed back until 2016. If the report is accurate, though, the company had second thoughts so it won’t be replaced.

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