Škoda Roomster

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Škoda Roomster (5J)
Skoda Roomster front 20091212.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Škoda Auto
Production 2006–present
Assembly Kvasiny, Czech Republic (until 2011)
Vrchlabí, Czech Republic (2011–2013)
Kvasiny Czech Republic (since 2013),
Solomonovo,Ukraine (Eurocar)
Body and chassis
Class Leisure activity vehicle (Roomster)
Light commercial vehicle (Praktik)
Body style 5-door multi-purpose vehicle
2-door panel van
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Platform Volkswagen Group A04 (PQ24) – Front,
Volkswagen Group A4 (PQ34)- Rear
Powertrain
Engine 1.2 L I3 HTP (petrol)
1.2 L I4
TSI (petrol)
1.4 L I4
16V (petrol)
1.6 L I4
16V (petrol)
1.2 L I3
TDI CR (diesel)
1.4 L I3
TDI PD (diesel)
1.6 L I4
TDI CR (diesel)
1.9 L I4
TDI PD (diesel)
Transmission 5-speed manual
6-speed tiptronic
7-speed DSG
Dimensions
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)

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

A five-door two-seat panel van version named the Škoda Praktik has been on sale since March 2007.

Škoda Roomster (Type 5J; 2006–present)[edit]

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 mm (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. Like the production car it was designed by Thomas Ingenlath and Peter Wouda.

The production Roomster (premiered at Geneva 2006 Motor Show) 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. It shares components with the 1st-generation Škoda Octavia[1] and the 2nd-generation 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 front ‘Driving Room‘ is tailor-made to comply with the driver's requirements for a sporty cockpit. The rear ‘Living Room‘ is aimed at creating roomy ambiance with so-called ‘Cinema Effect‘ with higher seating and lowered edge of windows. Škoda conceived the Roomster's cabin in a way it can have different configurations at the choice of the user. The 'VarioFlex' rear seat arrangement[1] 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. Airy ambiance in the interior could be enhanced by optional one-piece panoramic sunroof.

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 mm (9.8 in). With the rear seats removed, the Roomster's luggage compartment has enough room to carry a bicycle.[2] 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, Citroën C3 Picasso and Volkswagen Golf Plus. When launched, the ŠKODA Roomster took its internal combustion engines from its Volkswagen Group relatives, all engines were inline four-stroke designs. Petrol engines included the multi-valve inline three cylinder 1.2 litre, with power initially DIN-rated at 47 kilowatts (64 PS; 63 bhp) kilowatts, but with launch of the 2nd-generatin Fabia 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. The 1.6 litre was also available with a six-speed tiptronic automatic transmission.

Diesel engine propulsion came 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 top option was a four-cylinder 1.9 TDI, with 77 kilowatts (105 PS; 103 bhp).

The Roomster was available with different colour for the roof. Customers could combine standard body colours (both solid and metallic) with white, black, and silver roof. The same concept was used for the hatchback Fabia, too. Rugged version of the Roomster – the Scout, was launched in 2007.

Safety[edit]

Euro NCAP test results
Skoda Roomster (2006)[3]
Test Score Rating
Adult occupant: 34 5 /5 stars
Child occupant: 40 4 /5 stars
Pedestrian: 14 2 /4 stars

Facelift[edit]

The facelifted Roomster was premiered at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show together with the Fabia models. Updated version can be easily distinguished by different shape of front bumper and front fog lights. Inside, new steering wheels were the tell-tales. Though their shape remained the same, headlights with projector module undergone technical changes: for full beam, a separate reflector is fitted on the inner side of the lamp, while the projector module providing a dimmed beam is on the outer side.

The engine line-up was updated along with a facelift, too. 1.2-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engines came as a replacement of the previous 1.4 and 1.6-litre MPI engines, providing significant improvements to fuel consumption and corresponding reductions in CO2 emissions. The Aisin automatic transmission previously used was also replaced with the 7-speed DSG dual-clutch gearbox (optional on 77 kilowatts (105 PS; 103 bhp) 1.2 TSI models), providing a reduction of over 30% in CO2 emissions for the 77 kilowatts (105 PS; 103 bhp) automatic derivative (compared to the previous 1.6-litre).[18] Diesel engines were updated to the common rail system and four-valve technology.

The GreenLine model received new technology, as well. Manufacturer's combined consumption for the Roomster GreenLine with brand-new 55 kW 1.2-litre 3-cylinder diesel engine is 4.2 l/100 km, which is 109 g CO2 per km.

Related models[edit]

There is a five-door two-seat panel van version of the Roomster called the Škoda Praktik (Typ 5J8). 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 bulked, 'hidden' underfloor storage, anti-slip load bay floor covering with six lashing points, and full-length roof rails.

Engines[edit]

Overview of engines available for the Roomster (Typ 5J), incl. Praktik and facelifted model.

Petrol engines

Engine designation Production Engine code (family) Displacement, configuration, valvetrain, fuel system, aspiration Motive power at rpm max. torque at rpm Gearbox (type), drive Top speed [km/h] 0–100 km/h [s] (0–62 mph) Combined consumption [l/100 km / mpg imp / mpg US] CO2 [g/km]
1.2 HTP 47 kW 2006-2006 (EA111) 1198 ccm, I3, 6V, OHC, MPI, naturally aspirated 947 kW (64 PS; 63 hp) at 5400 rpm 112 Nm. (83 lb•ft) at 3000 5-speed manual (MQ200), FWD 155 16.9 6.8 / 41.5 / 34.6 163
1.2 MPI 51 kW 2006– (EA111) 1198 ccm, I3, 12V, OHC, MPI, naturally aspirated 51 kW (69 PS; 68 hp) at 5400 rpm 112 Nm. (83 lb•ft) at 3000 5-speed manual (MQ200), FWD 159 15.9 4.7 / 60.1 / 50.0 124
1.2 TSI 63 kW 2010– CBZA (EA111) 1197 ccm, I4, 8V, OHC, TSI, turbocharged 63 kW(86 PS; 85 hp) at 4800 rpm 160 Nm. (118 lb•ft) at 1500–3500 rpm 5-speed manual (MQ200), FWD 172 12.6 5.7 / 49.6 / 41.3 134
1.2 TSI 77 kW 2010– CBZB (EA111) 1197 ccm, I4, 8V, OHC, TSI, turbocharged 77 kW (105 PS; 103 hp) at 5000 rpm 175 Nm. (129 lb•ft) at 1500–4100 5-speed manual (MQ200), FWD 184 10.9 5.7 / 49.6 / 41.3 134
1.2 TSI 77 kW 2010– CBZB (EA111) 1197 ccm, I4, 8V, OHC, TSI, turbocharged 77 kW (105 PS; 103 hp) at 5000 rpm 175 Nm. (129 lb•ft) at 1500–4100 7-speed automatic (DQ200), FWD 184 11.0 5.7 / 49.6 / 41.3 134
1.4 MPI 63 kW 2006– (EA111) 1390 ccm, I4, 16V, DOHC, MPI, naturally aspirated 63 kW (86 PS; 85 hp) at 5000 rpm 132 Nm. (97 lb•ft) at 3800 rpm 5-speed manual (MQ200), FWD 172 12.6 6.4 / 44.1 / 36.7 149
1.6 MPI 77 kW 2006– (EA111) 1598 ccm, I4, 16V, DOHC, MPI, naturally aspirated 77 kW (105 PS; 103 hp) at 5600 rpm 153 Nm. (113 lb•ft) at 3800 rpm 5-speed manual (MQ200), FWD 183 11.3 6.9 / 40.9 / 34.1v 165
1.6 MPI 77 kW 2006– (EA111) 1598 ccm, I4, 16V, DOHC, MPI, naturally aspirated 77 kW (105 PS; 103 hp) at 5600 rpm 153 Nm. (113 lb•ft) at 3800 rpm 6-speed automatic (AQ250) FWD 180 12.5 7.5 / 37.7 / 31.4 180


Diesel engines

Engine designation Production Engine code (family) Displacement, configuration, valvetrain, fuel system, aspiration Motive power at rpm max. torque at rpm Gearbox (type), drive Top speed [km/h] 0–100 km/h [s] (0–62 mph) Combined consumption [l/100 km / mpg imp / mpg US] CO2 [g/km]
1.2 TDI CR 55 kW 2010– (EA189) 1199 ccm, I3, 12V, DOHC, common-rail, turbocharged 55 kW (75 PS; 74 hp) at 4200 rpm 180 Nm. (133 lb•ft) at 2000 rpm 5-speed manual (MQ250), FWD 162 15.5 4.5 / 62.8 / 52.3 119
1.2 TDI CR GL 55 kW 2010– (EA189) 1199 ccm, I3, 12V, DOHC, common-rail, turbocharged 55 kW (75 PS; 74 hp) at 4200 rpm 180 Nm. (133 lb•ft) at 2000 rpm 5-speed manual (MQ250), FWD 165 15.4 4.2 / 67.3 / 56.0 109
1.4 TDI PD 51 kW 2006–2010 (EA188) 1422 ccm, I3, 6V, SOHC, Pumpe-Düse, turbocharged 51 kW (69 PS; 68 hp) at 4000 rpm 155 Nm. (114 lb•ft) at 1600–2800 rpm 5-speed manual (MQ250), FWD 163 14.8 4.8 / 58.9 / 49.0 127
1.4 TDI PD DPF 59 kW 2006–2010 (EA188) 1422 ccm, I3, 6V, SOHC, Pumpe-Düse, turbocharged 59 kW (80 PS; 79 hp) at 4000 rpm 195 Nm. (144 lb•ft) at 2200 rpm 5-speed manual (MQ250), FWD 172 13.3 4.8 / 58.9 / 49.0 127
1.6 TDI CR 66 kW 2010– CAYB (EA189) 1598 ccm, I4, 16V, DOHC, common-rail, turbocharged 66 kW (90 PS; 89 hp) at 4200 rpm 230 Nm. (170 lb•ft) at 1500–2500 rpm 5-speed manual (MQ250), FWD 171 13.3 4.7 / 60.1 / 50.0 124
1.6 TDI CR 77 kW 2010– CAYC (EA189) 1598 ccm, I4, 16V, DOHC, common-rail, turbocharged 77 kW (105 PS; 103 hp) at 4000 rpm 250 Nm. (184 lb•ft) at 1500–2500 rpm 5-speed manual (MQ250), FWD 181 11.5 4.7 / 60.1 / 50.0 124
1.9 TDI PD DPF 2006–2010 (EA188) 1896 ccm, I4, 8V SOHC, Pumpe-Düse, turbocharged 77 kW (105 PS; 103 hp) at 4000 rpm 240 Nm. (177 lb•ft) at 1900 rpm 5-speed manual (MQ250), FWD 190 10.8 5.0 / 56.5 / 47.0 130

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Škoda Roomster has space aplenty". TopGear.com. 26 January 2006. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Roomster accessories brochure 2011
  3. ^ "Skoda Roomster". Euro NCAP. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 

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