VW Bulli, Heading For Production?
According to our colleges from Autocar, Volkswagen plans on introduction a production version of their Bulli Microbus Concept that we saw this year in Geneva. Sources say that the company’s research and development chief Ulrich Hackenberg has confirmed that the Bulli is based on the Modular Design System – MDS platform and it will probably be built at the automaker’s factory in Mexico.
This MDS platform might be a part of VW’s new MQB modular transverse architecture that they have developed which will underpin a lot of future models, like the next-gen Golf and A3 models. This architecture will be flexible enough in order to allow for models of varying wheelbase and track dimensions to be manufactured on the same platform, cutting down the costs.
As a reminder, The Volkswagen Bulli Microbus has a 3+3 seating configuration (two rows of three-seat benches) and it measures 3.99 m in length, 1.75 m in width and 1.70 m in height. The wheelbase measures 2.62 m and it has a wide track for those 3-seater benches at 1.50 m.
The model we saw in Geneva was an EV but VW said that it can be easily adapted to accept various small gasoline and diesel engines, which will make it more suitable for a production model.
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