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Škoda Roomster
Škoda Praktik
Skoda Roomster front-2.jpg
Manufacturer Škoda Auto
Parent company Volkswagen Group
Production 2006 – present
Assembly Kvasiny, Czech Republic
Class leisure activity vehicle: Roomster
light commercial vehicle: Praktik
Body style(s) 5-door multi-purpose vehicle: Roomster
2-door panel van: Praktik
Layout Transverse front engine,
front-wheel drive
Platform Volkswagen Group A4 (PQ34)
Engine(s) petrol engines:
1.2 L I3 47/51kW
1.4 L I4 63kW
1.6 L I4 77kW
diesel engines:
1.4 L I3 TDI 51/59kW
1.9 L I4 TDI 77kW
Transmission(s) 5-speed manual
6-speed tiptronic automatic
Wheelbase 2,617 mm (103.0 in)
Length 4,205 mm (165.6 in)
Width 1,684 mm (66.3 in)
Height 1,607 mm (63.3 in)
Kerb weight 1,345 kg (2,965 lb)
(1.4 diesel)
Fuel capacity 55 L (12.1 imp gal; 14.5 US gal)
Roomster Scout crossover

The Škoda Roomster (Typ 5J)[1] is a five-door five-seat multi-purpose vehicle-styled leisure activity vehicle, produced by the Czech automaker Škoda Auto. It was a revealed as a production model in March 2006 at the Geneva Auto Show,[2] with sales starting in June 2006. It is built at the Škoda factory in Kvasiny, Rychnov nad Kněžnou District.[1]

A two-door two-seat panel van version is sold as the Škoda Praktik from March 2007.[1]

The Roomster is Škoda's first car since the Volkswagen Group's take over of the brand that is not based entirely on an existing Volkswagen Group platform - although it is fundamentally based on the A4 (PQ34) platform, but with some unique additions.[1] It shares components with the previous Škoda Octavia[2] and the current Škoda Fabia. The name is reportedly a conscious combination of the words 'Room' and 'Roadster', and the split personality theme is played out in the design with a carefully honed 'driving room' ahead of the B-pillars, and a generous 'living room' to the rear. The Roomster therefore competes both in the mini MPV and leisure activity vehicle markets, which it will be sharing with the Fiat Idea, Nissan Note, Opel Meriva, Citroen C3 Picasso and Volkswagen Golf Plus.

The Roomster has also appeared on an episode of Top Gear.[3]

Contents

Prototype

The Roomster is based on the concept car of the same name, originally revealed in September 2003 at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The concept was slightly shorter - 4,055 millimetres (159.6 in) against 4,205 mm (165.6 in) - than the production model but has a longer wheelbase - 2,710 mm (106.7 in) against 2,617 mm (103.0 in), and featured a single rear sliding door on the passenger side, which was replaced by two conventionally hinged swinging rear doors.

Cabin

Škoda conceived the Roomster's cabin in a way it can have different configurations at the choice of the user. The rear 'VarioFlex' seat arrangement,[2] which are taller than the front seats, can be folded in a 40-20-40 split configuration, instead of the more usual 40-60, and can also be moved longitudinally and transversally (by removing the middle seat). The rear seats also have variable inclination up to 7° to the back, or completely to the front.

The luggage compartment can have a completely flat surface with the rear seats completely removed, and the surface's height can also be modified with an amplitude of 250 millimetres (9.8 in). With the rear seats removed, the Roomster's luggage compartment has enough room to carry a bicycle.[citation needed]

Powertrain

The Škoda Roomster takes its internal combustion engines from its Volkswagen Group relatives.[1] Petrol engines include the multi-valve inline three cylinder 1.2 litre, with power initially DIN-rated at 47 kilowatts (64 PS; 63 bhp), but now rated at 51 kilowatts (69 PS; 68 bhp), followed by the 1.4 litre and 1.6 litre inline four cylinder EA111 engines, with power of 63 kilowatts (86 PS; 84 bhp) and 77 kilowatts (105 PS; 103 bhp) respectively.[1] The 1.6 litre is also available with a six-speed tiptronic automatic transmission, and is available on the most luxurious models.

Diesel engine propulsion comes from the inline three cylinder 1.4 Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI), with two power levels, base at 51 kilowatts (69 PS; 68 bhp) and "sport" at 59 kilowatts (80 PS; 79 bhp). The most luxurious models get a four-cylinder 1.9 TDI, with 77 kilowatts (105 PS; 103 bhp).[1]

all available internal combustion engines are inline four-stroke designs[1]
engine
designation
disp.config.valvetrain,
fuel system / aspiration
ID code
(family)
DIN-rated max. motive power
at rpm
max. torque
at rpm
0–100 km/h (0–62 mph)
(manual)
top
speed
(manual)
CO2
(g/100 km)
prod.
dates
petrol engines
all multi-point indirect fuel injected
1.2 HTP 1,198 cc I3, 12v DOHC BME 47 kW (64 PS; 63 bhp)
@ 5,400
112 N·m (83 ft·lbf)
@ 3,000
05/06–
01/07
1.2 HTP 1,198 cc I3, 12v DOHC BZG 51 kW (69 PS; 68 bhp)
@ 5,400
112 N·m (83 ft·lbf)
@ 3,000
01/07–
03/09
1.2 HTP 1,198 cc I3, 12v DOHC CGPA 51 kW (69 PS; 68 bhp)
@ 5,400
112 N·m (83 ft·lbf)
@ 3,000
03/09–
present
1.4 HTP 1,390 cc I4, 16v DOHC BXW
(EA111)
63 kW (86 PS; 84 bhp)
@ 5,000
132 N·m (97 ft·lbf)
@ 3,800
05/06–
present
1.6 HTP 1,598 cc I4, 16v DOHC BTS
(EA111)
77 kW (105 PS; 103 bhp)
@ 5,600
153 N·m (113 ft·lbf)
@ 3,800
05/06–
present
diesel engines
all Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) with Pumpe Düse (PD) Unit Injectors
1.4 TDI 1,422 cc I3, 6v SOHC BNM 51 kW (69 PS; 68 bhp)
@ 4,000
155 N·m (114 ft·lbf)
@ 1,600-2,800
07/06–
present
1.4 TDI 1,422 cc I3, 6v SOHC
variable geometry turbocharger
BNV 59 kW (80 PS; 79 bhp)
@ 4,000
320 N·m (236 ft·lbf)
@ 1,750-2,500
05/06–
present
1.4 TDI DPF 1,422 cc I3, 6v SOHC
variable geometry turbocharger
BMS 59 kW (80 PS; 79 bhp)
@ 4,000
320 N·m (236 ft·lbf)
@ 1,750-2,500
07/06–
present
1.9 TDI 1,968 cc I4, 8v SOHC
variable geometry turbocharger
AXR 74 kW (101 PS; 99 bhp)
@ 4,000
240 N·m (177 ft·lbf)
@ 1,800-2,400
03/06–
05/06
1.9 TDI 1,968 cc I4, 8v SOHC
variable geometry turbocharger
BSW 77 kW (105 PS; 103 bhp)
@ 4,000
240 N·m (177 ft·lbf)
@ 1,800
05/06–
present
1.9 TDI 1,968 cc I4, 8v SOHC
variable geometry turbocharger
BLS 77 kW (105 PS; 103 bhp)
@ 4,000
250 N·m (184 ft·lbf)
@ 1,900
11/06–
present

Safety

The Škoda Roomster was rated in 2006 under the Euro NCAP car safety test programme as follows:[4]

Škoda Praktik

Praktik panel van

The Škoda Praktik (Typ 5J8)[1] is a two-door two-seat panel van version of the Roomster. Its cargo space is 1,605 millimetres (63.2 in) long, 1,016 millimetres (40.0 in) wide (minimum), and 900 millimetres (35.4 in) in height - giving a cargo load space of 1,900 litres (67.1 cu ft), and a payload from 550 to 640 kilograms (1,213 to 1,411 lb). It also includes a moveable internal load bulkead, 'hidden' underfloor storage, anti-slip load bay floor covering with six lashing points, and full-length roof rails.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i ETKA, accessed 27 January 2010
  2. ^ a b c "Škoda Roomster has space aplenty". BBC Worldwide. TopGear.com. 26 January 2006. http://http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/roomy-skoda. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Škoda Roomster". BBC Worldwide. TopGear.com. http://www.topgear.com/uk/skoda/roomster. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Škoda Roomster". Euro NCAP. http://www.euroncap.com/tests/skoda_roomster_2006/275.aspx. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 

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