The Skoda Roomster

The Skoda Roomster Concept

 

The Škoda Roomster, a concept car introduced at the 2003 IAA in Frankfurt, is Škoda Auto’s vision of a compact family car for the future, both in body shape and variable interior solutions.

The five-seat compact family vehicle has an exceptionally flexible interior that will satisfy a wide range of options for family, sport and business use. The Roomster has an attractive, dynamic design. Any compromise between attractiveness and utility is eliminated, as the Roomster offers both in an exceptional form.

Its compact external dimensions, with an overall length of 4055mm, slightly longer than the Škoda Fabia, mean great handling in city traffic. It is 1,843 mm wide and 1,669mm high, so higher and wider than most compact family cars currently on the road. The Roomster sits on an unusually long wheelbase of 2,710 mm. These dimensions combine to give the Škoda Roomster interior space comparable to significantly larger vehicles.

Škoda followed completely new paths with the design of the Roomster. The front of the vehicle is shapely and aerodynamic, like the nose of an aircraft. The windshield and front side windows form an optically compact strip, creating an effect totally different from the appearance of current vehicles; these shapes create impressions of speed and dynamics.

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Published 20 September 2003 Melanie Carter
 

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