The Czech automaker, a wholly owned subsidiary of scandal-torn Volkswagen AG, has decided to end all rumors surrounding the next generation Roomster MPV by confirming it has decided to axe the model.
It turns out the rumor mill was right this time, as the most recent reports surrounding the interesting van were spilling doom – and now Skoda indeed confirms they decided to quench the hopes of future clients for a second generation Roomster. At the start of the week, German magazine Auto Motor und Sport tipped the news that Skoda had decided to shelve the project even though the development process for the all-new Roomster was actually quite advanced. We do give it to the Skoda team which was actually not going to do lots of work on the project since all rumors and reports pointed out the model being a rebadged and slightly reworked version of the Volkswagen Caddy.
It appears now Skoda has officially come out in the open and talked to Autovisie, confirming the next Roomster will have to wait for better times and the brand will now in turn focus on crossovers and SUVs to supplement its range here – only represented by the Yeti compact. This is also not very surprising since the parent company has repeatedly say that all “unnecessary” projects will be shelved or at least postponed in the wake of the global emissions scandal. We’re understanding the Roomster is one of the victims and we should all expect to see more doom and glow to fall upon some of the lesser models across the VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat model ranges.