Bulli Microbus Concept was presented last week at the Geneva Motor Show and now VW wants to send it to production.
VW's Pueblo plant in Mexico will be the host for the Microbus which is based on the Modular Design System (MDS) platform. Or at least that is what VW's research and development chief, Hackenberg, says.
According to the same person, the MDS system and the new MQB is the same thing and will hang around a lot of future models including the next generation of A3 and Golf models. Because of the flexible architecture, the models are allowed to vary wheelbase dimensions and to be built on a shared platform, the Bulli Microbus included.
The car will be competitive all around the world and will have different market alternatives and in the U.S. it will give a little competition to the Scion XB.
To describe the Bulli Microbus, it's a must to say that it's a 3+3 minivan (two rows of three-seat benches) with 3.99 m in length, 1.75 m in width and 1.70 m in height. Wheelbase is 2,62 m and the Microbus has a wide track for those 3-seater benches at 1.50 m.
Initially, the Bulli was an electric car, but the automaker said it can be easily adapted to be powered by the VW Group's various diesel and petrol power plants and in this way, putting it closer to a production-fit model.
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