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Skoda Roomster prices announced

The Skoda Roomster will go on sale in the UK this September available with a choice of three petrol and two diesel engines and priced from under £10,000.

The petrol range starts with a 1.2-litre 70 bhp petrol engine. Further up the performance range sits a 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with 85bhp producing 132Nm torque at 3,800 rpm. The most powerful petrol engine available is a 1.6 litre petrol unit with 105bhp and 155Nm torque at 3,800 rpm.

The diesel line-up consists of a 1.4-litre and a 1.9-litre engine. The two smaller three-cylinder provide 70bhp and 80bhp while their torque maximums are 155 and 195Nm at 1,600-2,800rpm and 2,200 rpm respectively.

The most powerful diesel engine is the 1.9 TDI PD 105bhp, four-cylinder model from the 1.9 litre family. It generates a powerful 240Nm at a mere 1,800rpm.

All engines meet Euro IV exhaust emission standards. All engines are linked to a manual five-speed gearbox as standard. A six-gear automatic transmission will be available as an option for the more powerful petrol versions and will be available after launch.

Key features of the Roomster include its boot volume of up to 1,780 litres, payload of up to 515 kilograms, holders for three bicycles in the boot, six airbags and five three-point seatbelts and optional curve and cornering lights.

The new Roomster will go on sale in the UK in September 2006. Prices will start at just £9,920 OTR.

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