The legendary and iconic Volkswagen Campervan will finally end production on December 31st this year after more than 10 million units have been sold.
If you think VW has finally decided to put to rest the model, then you’re wrong – in Brazil, the final place of production for the van actually the authorities compel the end of the production, due to safety rule changes.
The original model began production in the 1950s but that ended in Europe in 1979 as it no longer met European Safety requirements. It has survived a little longer due to continued production in poorer regions such as Latin American and Africa but now the only country still producing the model is Brazil.
More than 10 million vans have been produced worldwide since the van was introduced in Germany 63 years ago, 1.5 million of those in Brazil but Volkswagen announced production must be ceased due to new vehicle safety regulations in the country – all new models must now have air bags and anti-lock braking systems.
A commemorative special series with a production run of only 600 units will be the last VW camper vans to be made.
Via Daily Mail
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