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 producing 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 U.S. since 2003, that could change in the next few years. Volkswagen just unveiled an all-electric Type 20 Concept, based on the Type 2 microbus from 1962, and plans to start production on an electric microbus, known as the I.D. Buzz, in 2022. These 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. Many were produced during the time of former VW CEO Ferdinand Piech, who died this week.
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