We haven't heard much about the Skoda Roomster lately but a new reporting is indicating the model has been scrapped.

We haven't heard much about the Skoda Roomster lately but a new reporting is indicating the model has been scrapped.

Nothing is official but Auto Motor und Sport is reporting the company decided to eliminate the model because it no longer fits the brand.  The company's focus on crossovers also appears to have played a role in the model's demise.

The move is rather curious as development of the Roomster was at a late stage and the company was testing full-bodied prototypes as early as May of this year.  The Roomster was based on the Volkswagen Caddy but featured minor styling tweaks including a revised grille and modified headlights.

Engine options were also expected to carryover from the Caddy and include an assortment of familiar three- and four-cylinder petrol and diesel units with outputs ranging from 74 bhp (75 PS / 55 kW) to 148 bhp (150 PS / 110 kW).

The Roomster was originally scheduled to be unveiled late this year but reports indicated the company decided to push back the introduction until 2016.  There was no word on what caused the delay but speculation suggested Skoda wanted to delay the introduction to give the Caddy some breathing room.

Source: Auto Motor und Sport

Skoda Roomster reportedly axed