New Skoda Roomster unveiled at Geneva International Motor Show
Coming off a record year in 2005, driven by strong sales of its Octavia and Octavia Estate models, Skoda unveiled its first multi-purpose vehicle at the International Motor Show in Geneva on Tuesday. Based on low price, comfort and functionality - the Roomster is a car for the young generation with a fresh design, generous storage space and flexible seats.
"It was interesting because of the focus on functionality. Most auto unveilings are focussed on emotion and this was a focus on getting people into the car, taking out the seats, opening doors and finding out how the thing works."
Can you just describe it for us?
So it is a car for the young generation, predominantly?
How has it been received?
"Quite well and as I said it is interesting for me to see people get into the car and not just look at it."
"It should cost three hundred and forty thousand crowns in the Czech Republic or thirteen thousand and two hundred euro. I believe they are going to make around fifteen thousand Roomsters this year and forty to fifty thousand next year."
At a time when drivers are feeling the high price of gasoline - customers will be able to choose between three petrol engines and three other diesel ones, with a manual or automatic gearbox. The Roomster will be manufactured here in the Czech Republic at the Kvasiny Skoda -Volkswagen plant.