It turns out the rumor was true as Skoda has officially announced the Roomster will not live to see a second generation.

It turns out the rumor was true as Skoda has officially announced the Roomster will not live to see a second generation.

Earlier this week, Auto Motor und Sport reported Skoda decided to stop work of an all-new Roomster, even though the model was in an advanced development stage. To be fair, a new Roomster didn’t actually require a lot of R&D since essentially it would have turned out to be a slightly modified Volkswagen Caddy.

Now, a Skoda official told Autovisie there won’t be a new Roomster as the VW-owned marque wants to focus on crossovers and SUVs. That’s not really a surprise taking into account the Volkswagen Group announced a while back that products that aren’t “absolutely necessary” will be postponed and others even cancelled. It seems one of the first victims is the Roomster as it won’t get a successor of today’s aging model launched way back in 2006.

Skoda’s top priority right now is a seven-seat SUV confirmed for a debut in production guise at the Paris Auto Show in October 2016. We’ve learned recently from Skoda officials there are some “surprises” for next year, among which there could be the facelifted Octavia with a double headlight design.

Source: telegraaf.nl/autovisie

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