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Volkswagen ends bus production in

The 63-year-old van, bus, mobile and Deadhead wagon whatever you call it — finally become a classic.


Atiyeh  Dec 18, 2013

The world is saying goodbye to classic car that should gone belly-up decades

But the Volkswagen Type 2 bus, more than 10 million since 1950, is no ordinary old In the United States, the van became the for the 1960s hippie counterculture, and the Type 1 Beetle, a VW bus was slow, to buy, cheaper to run and looked So timeless, in fact, that had kept the van in production — identical to how it looked and ran in 1967 until the end of December .

Brazil is the only country you can still buy a new VW bus (or Kombi, as it’s around the world), but the South nation’s upcoming safety are forcing VW to cease Kombi at its São Paulo plant.

News are now saying that the Kombi be granted an exception to the new rules, but Volkswagen publicly announced its more than a year we doubt it will live on.

Photos: Bye-bye, VW bus

Like developing nations — this has been a surprise to of the American and European press Brazil does not require anti-lock brakes or many of the safety features we see in the U.S. nor it have any standards for crash By next year, however, will require frontal and anti-lock brakes for the first although no other such have been announced. It to open a crash test by 2017.

Volkswagen Kombi Bus

The VW bus. with its steel body, rear-engine and lack of crumple zones or door beams, has always deadly in the lightest of accidents. It have seatbelts — lap for the seven rear passengers no headrests — but that’s it. The U.S. last saw it in 1980, a more modern T3 Vanagon was

Until 2005, the Brazilian-spec still had the original air-cooled, engine that made a 28 horsepower. With water the 1.4-liter engine made 78 White has been the only but the 600 Last Edition Kombi come in a 1950s-style two-tone in blue and a white roof, steel wheels, blue and vinyl seats and cloth for the side windows. While the normally sells for just $22,000 with tax, the Edition will reportedly go for a $36,000. With a 4-speed the Kombi gets to 60 mph in nearly 17

But despite how out of touch the Kombi Volkswagen seems to know products and customers better any other automaker. No other could sell a stripped-down tin can of a bus to buyers in Latin America marketing a full-size luxury based on a Bentley in Germany.

The reputation for pushing popular old to their absolute last — and wringing every penny of profit out of them is unmatched in the industry. Volkswagen sells an outdated sedan in the Santana Vista. that was in Germany in 1987. In 2009, finally stopped selling the Golf in South Africa, introduced in 1974. And in 2003, Mexican plant built the Beetle. a nearly identical of the iconic car that first down its Puebla assembly in 1955.

Call them crazy, but knows a good thing gone until it’s run out of town.

Volkswagen Kombi Bus
Volkswagen Kombi Bus
Volkswagen Kombi Bus
Volkswagen Kombi Bus

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