Hell hath no fury like a VW Microbus fan scorned.
Ten years after the first perfect one, which was unceremoniously killed, VW has unveiled yet another Microbus revival concept. Only this time it's for real, or whatever. It's supposed to be an all-electric 6-passenger people mover the size of a Scion xB, small where the original was huge. As Jerry Garrett puts it in the Times,
In essence, the Bulli appears to be almost everything the Microbus was not -- except that Volkswagen asserts it is.Why anyone would believe any of the vagaries VW says about the Microbus, or why anyone would trust a company whose current US minivan strategy is to leave every remotely interesting people mover offshore, and instead slap a VW logo on the nose of a Chrysler, is beyond me.
No timetable or price for a possible production model have been mentioned.
My ass will be ready for VW to come kissing it when and if they actually have a real Microbus to sell me.
UPDATE HAH. Autoblog has candid pics from Geneva, and there is no way it seats three across the front. Dubious whether it'll sit three across the back, even. And to add insult to Kombi injury, there's a non-functioning, rear-facing third row seat, just for show. Bullishit, indeed. On the bright side, glass roof!