Do you remember the Bus or Combi? Well, it was Volkswagen Type 2 which was indeed left alone for so long time ago as a daily means of transportation especially in Europe and America.
However, here is a different story of the VW Bus in Brazil. The Bus is still coming as a brand new in Brazil and in the past October this year, the VW comes as a 2012 model year.
The Bus is built totally new in Brazil, it gets and fitted with numerous interior equipments in England. At last the Bus goes to Netherlands as the final assembly for this Bus.
Compared to the Bus in the past seventies, the new Bus appears to not receive any noticeable changes. It still retains the same door handles, the same headlights and other aging features. it also has a spare tire mounted on the front like the outgoing one. Yet it also has a spare tire bolted in the front and supports the engine’s air filter.
The radiator of this bus being placed in the front painted in color which is in harmony with its body color. I’m quite sure you are all wondering what is the radiator do in the front? Well, actually the engineer has throw away the old air- cooled flat- four and attached a 1.4 water- cooled straight- four, producing output of 80 ponies.
That new unit enables the Bus to run away from 0 to 62 mph in just 16 seconds, reaching its top speed of 83 mph. the straight- four also delivers cleaner and runs quieter than the flat- four. In additional the straight can move on either ethanol or gasoline.
For its performance, the Bus has not got any noticeable changes as it earlier showed off in European showrooms where it still retains its four- speed transaxle and rear drum brakes. The Bus is offered in camper model which is equipped with a gas stove, a water pump, a mini fridge and a built-in oven. The front seats are standard with the same seating arrangement. However the dashboard has got a modification and completed with upgraded instrument panel. For the back seats, buyers are able to choose how many beds they wish.
For you who interested, this Bus is cost at 44,995€ to 55,995€ ($61,000 to $76,000). Since the target audiences are quite vary, the price is most likely to rise at any time. A flatscreen TV with a DVD player and air conditioning also come as optional. The 2012 Volkswagen Bus is being manufactured in the Netherlands yet you also can register anywhere in Europe.