Bulli (or microbus in America) debuted over 60 years ago in 1950 with a contagiously simple design. Now Vw will bring it back. No, we are talking about the concept. We’re talking about the production version that will come soon.
According to Autocar, Microbus concept is more than just window dressing.
At the debut of the Bulli Concept at the Geneva show, research and development Ulrich Hackenberg confirmed that the compact six-seat MPV is based on “the MDS [modular design system] platform.”
The MDS [modular design system] platform” will first be used underneath the third-generation Audi A3 before being used by a whole variety of VW Group models, including the Microbus.
In the United States, the model will be aimed at the Scion xB. The future MPV won’t be made in Chattanooga, Tennessee, as the local facility will only concentrate on the new midsize sedan called Passat.
The concept car has an electric powertrain, but the real thing would have the usual VW petrol and diesel engines.
The interior is beautifully clean, with versatile seating that even folds flat to make a double bed. Better than a tent when you’re at the summer festivals, and you don’t even need chemical assistance to think it’s a looker.