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Old 01-07-2005, 02:05 AM
DrPetrus DrPetrus is offline
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Default Skoda MPV

I apologize for starting a new thread without having any real info to give. It's more like i'm looking for it.

A few weeks ago the swedish version of Auto Motor & Sport reported that Skoda was developing a Meriva-sized MPV based on the next Fabia-platform and taking design cues from the Roomster concept. I have been checking this forum for any info or pictures but so far, nothing. The magazine made it sound like pre-production was quite a bit underway already and that the car would be presented in september. If that is true then there surely would be rumours and spypictures of it, wouldn't there?

So how about it, does anybody have any info to share?

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Old 01-07-2005, 02:30 PM
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I know that Auto BILD published some photos recently. Maybe you can find them on AB Website, in Archive section
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Old 01-07-2005, 04:07 PM
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this is quite an old one.... did it look like this?

source autorevue.cz

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Old 01-08-2005, 02:30 AM
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I think its the "Vroomster" you're looking for, try doing a google on it.
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Old 04-29-2005, 11:08 PM
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From http://www.germancarfans.com/

World Debut in Geneva 2006

After the Skoda Auto company management's decision to manufacture the fourth model range, the date of its world premiere and the production plant have now been specified. The new model, based on the Roomster concept car, will be introduced at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2006 for the first time. It will be manufactured at Kvasiny.
"In Kvasiny we are currently producing our most prestigious vehicle: the Skoda Superb. In 2001, almost seventy years after it was established, the plant underwent substantial modernisation and is now rated as one of the best within the whole Skoda Auto and Volkswagen Group worldwide from the point of view of long-term quality," said Detlef Wittig, Chairman of the Board of Skoda Auto. Since the production process of the Skoda Superb model also demonstrates high quality standards, we choose Kvasiny as the site to produce the new Roomster model series. Skoda Auto will invest roughly three billion Czech crowns in extension of production equipment and create 2,000 qualified jobs. The company plans to build a new logistic centre, parking spaces for the manufactured cars, employee car park, a bus station, a new freight traffic gatehouse, etc.
The Czech government will make investment incentives amounting to a total of about 427 million Czech crowns.

The concept car they are reffering to, The Roomster:

The ladies seem to like this car, see how happy they are:



Modified by DrPetrus at 8:15 AM 4/30/2005

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Old 04-30-2005, 09:43 AM
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this car is cute.. i like it!! especially the concept for this car.. different from others.
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Old 04-30-2005, 08:35 PM
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Awesome news, this car would make a great production car. I'm assuming it's based on the Fabia and it's gonna go against the Kangoo/Partner/Doblo/Caddy with it's van like appearance with it's sliding doors.
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Old 06-01-2005, 03:09 PM
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Quote, originally posted by piokor06 »
Awesome news, this car would make a great production car. I'm assuming it's based on the Fabia and it's gonna go against the Kangoo/Partner/Doblo/Caddy with it's van like appearance with it's sliding doors.

Sorry, bad news for you, Piokor06. I agree, this would make a great production car but it won't happen. At least not in the way I would like. Latest news is that Skoda is going to base the upcoming MPV on the next Fabia-platform (which is good news) and it's going to be competing with the Opel Meriva-sized MPV's not the van-like examples you offered.
But, the sliding doors will not stay, instead it will have a normal 5 door design. The sliding backseat also won't make it to production, instead Skoda has opted for a backseat that folds forward and is removable. So, no flat floor folding system that most other competitors are having/developing and most certainly not the sliding rear back seat from the concept car (which I loved). What we will get though is a ceiling-mounted storage system much like the ones in your examples above. That's both daring and innovative, wouldn't you say?

So what do we have to look forward to? A run of the mill, average MPV lacking all of the features that made the Roomster concept stand out a little. The design, you ask? Apparently "influenced" by the Roomster and the Yeti concept. A mix of these two would be less exciting or "sharp" than the Roomster's design on it's own, but it would still be distinctive in today's unobtrusive car market. Oh wait, I forgot, Skoda is owned by VAG, the car must not have any personality.

Do I sound bitter? I am! I really thought VAG would start producing personal products with the change of chairman instead of just over-prized ones. Colour me stupid.

P.S. I really sound like my avatar tonight, don't I? D.S.

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