2001 Volkswagen Microbus

While the first version of the famous Volkswagen light van was the preferred vehicle of Hippies, this styling exercise will please the old-hippie-now-yuppie men! (as shown at the 2001 Detroit Auto Show)

Just like the New Beetle, this version converts from rear engine to front engine, although a successful effort was made to preserve its familiar features. The flat nose, thin lateral windows, air vents, large VW sign all refer to the original model. A 231-hp VR6 engine will equip forthcoming models. It has not been decided yet if this concept will one day go into production.

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