Skoda Roomster (2006–2015)

Model History

February 2006

Roomster launched

Skoda’s fourth model line positioned between an MPV and a Utility like a Berlingo. Made first appearance as design study at 2003 Frankfurt Show. After positive response, was developed into a production car.

4,205mm long. Load capacity 450 litres seats up to 1,780 litres seats down.

Good value for money, vast luggage compartment, lots of storage space. New Varioflex rear seat design which offers an easy method of re-arranging the passenger and carrying space. Three separate rear seats; outer two slide; centre seat folds into table or can be removed.

Five three-point seatbelts. Choice of 1.2 3 cylinder 70PS chain cam, 1.4 4 cylinder 86PS belt cam and 1.6 4 cylinder 105PS belt cam petrol and two 1.4 3 cylinder 70PS diesels with 155 and 195Nm torque and one 1.9 4 cylinder 105PS diesel with 240Nm torque, all belt cam. All manual. 6-speed DSG auto came later with 1.6 petrol engine. Manufactured at the Kvasiny plant. In UK from September 2006. Handles much better, is much nicer to drive and has much higher quality ambiance than competitors.

1.2 from £9,920
1.4 16v from £10,505 (CO2 168 g/km)
1.6 16v from £11,855 (CO2 170 g/km)
1.4 TDI PD 70PS from £11,020 (CO2 142 g/km)
1.4 TDI PD 80PS from £12,450 (CO2 138 g/km)
1.9 TDI PD 105PS from £13,050 (C02 149 g/km)

November 2006

Roomster Scout introduced 14 mm longer, 11 mm wider and 43 mm taller than standard. 16 inch alloy wheels as standard with 17s available as an option. Robust black exterior trim, silver rear bumper guard and practical roof bars. SunSet privacy glass used from the B pillar back. Looks like it is 4WD but isn't.

1.4 16V 85bhp £12,505
1.6 16V 105bhp £12,855
1.4 TDI PD 80bhp £13,450
1.9 TDI PD 105bhp £14,050

January 2008

£1,500 Family Pack offered free. Features include panoramic sunroof, acoustic rear parking sensors, metallic paint, sunset glass and electric rear windows. The Roomster 2, priced from just £11,630 OTR, has 15 " ‘Avior’ alloy wheels, air conditioning, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, electric front windows, remote central locking, curtain airbags and a trip computer all included as standard. The car’s efficient fuel consumption results in lower day-to-day running costs and reduced environmental impact. The 1.4 TDI 80bhp engine can achieve up to 62.8mpg and emit just 135g/km of CO2, providing a cheaper, cleaner drive.

February 2010

New design from March 2010 The new look is most evident in the redesigned radiator grille and 3D-shaped headlamps, which have been widened, highlighting the stronger horizontal line of the cars’ faces. This gives both Fabia and Roomster a more dynamic look, while losing none of the cars’ elegance and appeal. Both vehicles now look more confident, mature and expressive.

The Roomster also receives a number of technological improvements including state-of-the-art engines. This new engine portfolio is at the very core of the changes, with the entire front structure being redesigned to accommodate them.

Skoda will offer four petrol engines and two diesel units in the UK, with power ranging from 60PS to 105PS in the Fabia and from 70PS to 105PS in the Roomster. All engines comply with the EU5 standard and deliver exceptionally low fuel consumption and CO2emission levels.

But Skoda's development efforts weren’t only aimed at improving efficiency – improved performance was also a key goal. Nowhere is this more apparent than when the new 1.2 TSI 105PS petrol engine is combined with the optimised, two-clutch seven-speed DSG transmission. This delivers impressive power with excellent combined fuel consumption of just 53.3mpg. The four-cylinder 1.2 TSI engine is available in two power levels – 85PS and 105PS. Both of these will also be available with a five-speed manual transmission.

Both diesel units are fitted with high-pressure Common Rail injection, with a pressure of up to 1600 bar combined with fast-responding piezoelectric injectors that are able to perform as many as five injections within one beat, resulting in improved engine refinement. Both diesel engines feature particulate filters as standard and CO2 emissions are under 110g/km.

The Roomster is available with the following engines:

  • 1.2 12V 70PS
  • 1.2 TSI 85PS
  • 1.2 TSI 105PS (manual and DSG)
  • 1.6 TDI CR DPF 90PS
  • 1.6 TDI CR DPF 105PS

April 2010

New Price list

Trim Engine CO2 OTR Price


1.2 12v 70bhp 143 £11,260
1.2 TSI 85bhp 134 £11,890
1.2 TSI 105bhp DSG 134 £13,250


1.2 TSI 85bhp 134 £13,245
1.2 TSI 105bhp 134 £13,895
1.2 TSI 105bhp DSG 134 £14,605
1.6 TDI CR 90bhp 124 £14,515
1.6 TDI CR 105bhp 124 £14,735
Scout 1.2 TSI 85bhp 134 £13,890
1.2 TSI 105bhp 134 £14,540
1.2 TSI 105bhp DSG 134 £15,250
1.6 TDI CR 90bhp 124 £15,160
1.6 TDI CR 105bhp 124 £15,380

May 2010

Following-on from the launch of the face-lifted Fabia and Roomster, Skoda Auto has unveiled the Fabia Estate GreenLine II and Roomster GreenLine II – the first of its second generation of environmentally-friendly GreenLine models.

The new model Fabia and Roomster’s have been facelifted and fitted with new technology designed to further reduce fuel consumption and CO2emission levels. The most important innovations include a new diesel engine (1.2 TDI CR DPF/75bhp DPF) with Common Rail (high-pressure direct injection), start-stop technology, energy recuperation and gear recommendation (on a Maxi DOT display).

One of the biggest technological changes in the second-generation GreenLine version is a new three-cylinder supercharged engine (1.2 TDI CR DPF/55 kW) with a consumption of just 83.1 mpg and CO2 emissions of 89 g/km for the Fabia Estate GreenLine II, and 67.3mpg and 109g/km for the Roomster GreenLine II.

The key benefits of the stop-start system stand out in busy city traffic. The system operates automatically, directly after the engine starts. If, after some time, the driver stops the vehicle, engages neutral and releases the clutch pedal, the engine switches off automatically. As soon as the driver presses the clutch, the engine starts again immediately. stop-start makes it is possible to save up to 4.2mpg (combined) or up to 7.7 mpg in city traffic.

May 2011

New SE Plus trim introduced

Roomster SE Plus (priced from £13,560 OTR)

Additional features above SE trim include 15-inch Antares alloy wheels, unique Kristal upholstery, roof rails, climate control, multi-function steering wheel and Media Device Interface (MDI) with connecting cable.

Equipment value over SE £945
Customer premium over SE £530
Saving £415

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