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Skoda Auto is growing by leaps and bounds in several markets across the globe. Skoda Roomster, a multi-purpose vehicle, is among the upcoming cars of Skoda for Indian market. The first public appearance of this five-door five-seater hatchback was in the year 2006. Over the years, there have been several revisions in the exteriors, interiors and technical capabilities of this MPV. The latest edition of five-door MPV stretches 4205 mm in length and is exclusively styled for leisure.
The Czech Republic based automaker, Skoda Auto, diversified its portfolio with this exquisitely designed compact multi-purpose vehicle. Skoda Roomster has generous space within the car for accommodating passengers and their luggage. Moreover, it has plush interiors along with various arrangements for safety, comfort and convenience of passengers.
In India, the automaker is set to introduce Roomster which will take on the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Honda CRV, Chevrolet Captiva, Ford Endeavour and Hyundai Santa Fe in the MPV segment. Skoda in India aspires to consolidate its position in automobile market and launch into several other segments to gain considerable market share.
Engines & Specifications of Skoda Roomster
Skoda Roomster is expected to be launched in three different capacity engines, including 1.2 litre, 1.4 litre and 1.6 litre TDI. The petrol versions include 1.2 HTP/51 kW, 1.4 MPI/63 kW, 1.2 TSI/63 kW and 1.2 TSI/77 kW. Displacement of these variants ranges between 1197cc and 1390cc. On the other hand, diesel powered variants are considerably more power-packed, including the 1.2 TDI CR DPF/55 kW, 1.6 TDI CR DPF/66 kW and 1.6 TDI CR DPF/77 kW. These turbocharged diesel engines are high-pressure direct injection common rail systems that provide streamlined on-road performance along with optimum utilisation of fuel.
Performance of Skoda Roomster
Skoda Roomster will be introduced in petrol as well as diesel trims in order to cater to the wide base of target segment. The petrol version of Skoda Roomster will be assimilated with 1.2 TSI engine has an excellent acceleration and delivers exceptional performance. On the other hand, the diesel variants of Skoda Roomster will be equipped with more powerful engine compared to the petrol version. On the parameters of fuel efficiency, diesel powered variants have upper hand.
Exterior, Interior & Safety Features of Skoda Roomster
New age multi-purpose vehicle, Skoda Roomster, has robust and stable exteriors, designing of front bumper and fog lamps being most noteworthy. Its stronger radiator grill, sophisticated front headlamps, elegant roofline, dynamic lines of the body, front door handles, unconventionally large windows and roof railing are some of the defining exterior features.
Interiors of Skoda Roomster are innovatively designed to intensify the driving experience. Modern instrument panel, air-conditioning control elements, multi-functional steering wheels and VarioFlex rear seat system are some of the contrasting features of the interiors. Skoda Roomster has several active and passive safety arrangements to ensure safety of the occupants. ESP Plus is the most noteworthy passive safety arrangement, which includes ESP, ASR, EDS, HBA systems and hill hold control. Sunblinds, safety airbags, ISOFIX and parking sensors are other important safety arrangements in Skoda Roomster.
|Fuel Types||Petrol, Diesel|
|Price||Rs. 15 lakhs to Rs. 17 lakhs|
1.2 HTP/51 kW
· Power output/torque: 69 hp at 5400 rpm/112 Nm at 3000 rpm
1.4 MPI/63 kW
· Power output/torque: 85 hp at 5000 rpm/132 Nm at 3800 rpm
1.2 TSI/63 kW
· Power output/torque: 85 hp at 5000 rpm/ 160 Nm at 1500–3500 rpm
1.2 TSI/77 kW
· Power output/torque: 103 hp at 5000 rpm/ 175 Nm at 1550–4100 rpm
1.2 TDI CR DPF/55 kW
· Power output/torque: 74 hp at 4200 rpm/ 180 Nm at 2000 rpm
1.6 TDI CR DPF/66 kW
· Power output/torque: 89 hp at 4200 rpm/ 230 Nm at 1500-2500 rpm
1.6 TDI CR DPF/77 kW
· Power output/torque: 104 hp at 4400 rpm/ 250 Nm at 1500–2500 rpm
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