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New Skoda Roomster SE Plus

The new Skoda Roomster SE Plus is like Superman. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it is a compact multi-purpose vehicle that has a secret identity as a van.

By Stephen Turvil
Jun 20, 2011
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The new Skoda Roomster SE Plus is like Superman. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it is a compact multi-purpose vehicle that has a secret identity as a van. The three rear seats, for example, both recline and slide forwards and backwards. There are twenty seating combinations in total. Seats can be removed too, increasing storage space from 450-litres to a mighty 1,780-litres. This is marginally more than the longer Ford Mondeo Estate.

The Skoda Roomster SE Plus is available with three 1.2-litre petrol engines. These produce 69, 86, and 105PS. The most powerful version reaches 62mph in 10.9 seconds and averages a purse-pleasing 49.6mpg. Diesel lovers choose from two 1.6-litre units, generating 90 and 105PS. These average 55 and 60mpg respectively - and hit 62mph in 13.3 and 11.5 seconds. Not fast, but Superman's tights lack aerodynamic efficiency.

The 'SE Plus' trim sits one place below the top-of-the-range Elegance. As such it has plenty of toys for crime fighting superheros. These include the multi-functioning steering wheel, four electric windows, MP3 stereo, climate control, and the air-conditioned glove box. Options include the £240 'cornering' front fog lights. These turn with the steering to help motorists see around corners - presumably looking for arch-enemy Lex Luthor.

The Skoda Roomster SE Plus costs from £13,690. For this price motorists benefit from the rock-solid construction, sensible running costs, composed handling, and the smooth ride. Throw-in the flexible seats and cavernous cabin and it becomes clear that this capable machine can do everything but fly. Perhaps it can be defeated with kryptonite.

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By Stephen Turvil
Jun 20, 2011