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johnnycake-bellyache johnnycake-bellyache
New User | Posts: 14 | Joined: 10/07
Posted: 10/29/07
03:58 PM

VW showed such a cool microbus concept back in 2001.  There was even talk of teaming with Chrysler to make it real.  

(See http://www.businessweek.com/autos/autobeat/archives/2006/01/its_official_ch.html)

Today, I saw they rolled out a boxy "space up!" concept at Tokyo...their snub-nosed version of the Scion xB.

What gives?  The microbus was the first and only minivan I'd consider as a cool alternative to the crossover craze.  

Kalumbian Kalumbian
New User | Posts: 7 | Joined: 10/06
Posted: 11/01/07
12:51 PM

The Microbus was apparently canned on basis of being cost prohibitive.
Who knows if the UP is pointing anywhere interms of production.
Last I head, VW is going to rework a Caravan/Town & Country to be their minivan...that means typical VW interior (good), ginormous VW badges outside (will it beat the Touareg's?), and hopefully hardly any resemblance to Chrysler's offerings.

But can the 2.0FSI and 3.6L VR6 be made to work on that platform?  

bimmer98 bimmer98
User | Posts: 79 | Joined: 10/07
Posted: 11/02/07
05:28 AM

wow, they're bringing this back? interesting.  

hammatime hammatime
Enthusiast | Posts: 303 | Joined: 02/07
Posted: 11/11/07
05:09 PM

I like what Kalumbian said.LOL!

Ginormuous badges indeed!

Look for the new VW van to simply be a rebadged Dodge/Chrysler van if it happens at all.

Not a bad thing really,as the Caravan line is one of the most versatile vehicle lines on the planet.

Just interesting to see if people will pay an extra four grand for the VW badging.  

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