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Old 02-26-2006, 01:23 PM
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Skoda Roomster Concept

Skoda Roomster Concept

Unveiled at Frankfurt in 2003, the Roomster Concept was a vision for a future family car. Among the unusual features, the long wheelbase layout and the asymmetrical construction.

Even if the length of the Roomster is just over 4 meters, the wheelbase of 2,710 mm, combined with a width of 1,843 mm and a height of 1,669 mm, make its interior space comparable to significantly larger vehicles.
The exterior design has a "monolithic" appeal - as if cast from one piece, expressing a sense of solidity and quality.

The Roomster has an original asymmetrical construction, with two different side views: the roofline on the driver’s side is continuous along the entire length of the vehicle, while on the passenger side, it rises in a curve.

Inside the cabin, the rear sets can be moved forward or backwards by 750mm, allowing for more legroom, while two sunroofs run along the roof sides forming an arrow profile.

A VISION OF THE FUTURE
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.

Exterior Design
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 1,669 mm 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.
The entire body appears robust and compact, as if cast from one piece, evoking feelings of solidity and safety. It is designed as a "communicative" vehicle – relaxed, airy and bright. The shapes of the windows with their low bottom edge, the twin sunroofs, and the glass rear doors express flexibility and openness, providing an unlimited view of the outside. From a bird’s eye point of view, the Roomster is also unusual, as both the form of the sunroofs and the windshield create the shape of an arrow, again creating a very dynamic impression.

The Roomster introduces design elements that may appear on future Škoda vehicles. Well-known Škoda design details, such as the grille with its vertical ribbing, are interpreted in new ways. The Roomster incorporates robust door columns that narrow as they move upwards. As with current Škoda models, the Roomster places great emphasis on the car’s monolithic structure: the entire body appears to be one complete cast; no part detracts from the elegant smooth shape of the compact body; the entire construction feels reliable, solid and safe.

Interior
Leading to the interior, the asymmetrical construction is also a new introduction on the Roomster, as it has a rear door on only the passenger side. This door reaches high into the roof, is very wide and has no obstructing doorsill.

The large door opening allows very comfortable access to the back seats and is useful especially when loading particularly large objects. The Roomster, therefore, has two different side views: the roofline on the driver’s side is continuous along the entire length of the vehicle, while on the passenger side, it rises in a curve.

The Roomster’s interior space is Tardis-like, with a remarkably generous and flexible interior. With no centre console, front seat passengers have exceptionally good legroom and easy access to the rear seats. The most important innovation in the Roomster is its rear seat space.

The rear seats can be moved forward or backwards by 750mm. These moveable seats create an incredibly flexible space: with the seats in the front position, good luggage space is created behind them; moving the seats to the back creates more legroom than in many executive cars. The seats fold, creating carrying capacity equal to many small vans, sufficient to move house if you need to. Interior lighting and ventilation run the length of the car, between the twin sunroofs.

The Roomster was created as a design study, a vision of the future that embraces the changing lifestyles of society. It presents the direction that Škoda Auto would like to follow in the future, not only in overall concept, but also in individual design elements. The Škoda Roomster is a prototype from what is thought of as a traditional brand. A traditional brand, true, in that it offers its customers high-quality and good value; but one that will also present a emotional charge as cars that customers will love, and drive with joy and passion.
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Old 02-26-2006, 01:40 PM
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What an odd car.
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Old 02-26-2006, 01:57 PM
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I don't get it. The image with the seats shows the front seats facing the rear of the car.
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Old 02-26-2006, 02:03 PM
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Press release added.
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probably some of those kinds of seats that swivel around so you can talk to the people siting in the rear...
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Reminds me of the AMC Pacer.
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