The Škoda Roomster (Type 5J) is a five-door, five passenger, front-engine, front-wheel drive high-roof vehicle manufactured and marketed by Škoda Auto from 2006–2015 over a single generation with a single intermediate facelift — and straddling MPV and leisure activity vehicle segments. Styled by Thomas Ingenlath and Peter Wouda, the Roomster premiered at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show) as the first car marketed after Volkswagen Group’s takeover of Skoda, sharing the A4 (PQ34) platform and components with the second generation Škoda Fabia.
Assembled at the Škoda factory in Kvasiny, Rychnov nad Kněžnou District, sales began in June 2006. A five-door, two-seater panel van variant launched in March 2007 as the Škoda Praktik.
The name Roomster is a portmanteau of room and roadster.
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