You've Come a Long Way, Baby
Hippie van, VW bus, Kombi, Samba, Transporter, Vanagon, Eurovan … Volkswagen’s beloved vehicle has been known by many names around the world. For more than half a century, VW has been making passenger and cargo vans in a variety of shapes and sizes, including iconic pop-top campers and quirky four-wheel-drive versions. And although they haven’t been sold in the United States since 2003, that could be changing: The electric Volkswagen van known as the ID. Buzz is expected to hit the U.S. market in 2024, with orders being taken this year. Ahead are some of the coolest models that Volkswagen has produced — plus a few that failed to materialize — since the first one rolled off the assembly line in 1950.
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