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VW bids farewell to an icon

20.08.2013

VOLKSWAGEN’s Kombi is the longest-produced model in automotive history. It has been in production for more than 50 years and to celebrate, Volkswagen in Brazil is producing a special commemorative series called the Kombi Last Edition.

As you’ve probably guessed by the name, it will be the last Kombis ever made. Only 600 units will be produced and they will feature exclusive body paint, luxury interior trimmings and design elements which give a nod to the many versions made in Brazil since 1957.

The Kombi Last Edition comes with special two-tone white and blue body paint and each model will be fitted with a numbered identification plaque on the dashboard. Special design details such as whitewall tyres, white centre wheel caps and tinted rear windows provide an extra touch of nostalgia.

On the inside, it features blue fabric curtains in the side and rear windows and the curtain fasteners bear the Kombi logo, a feature typical of the model’s top versions from the 1960s and 70s.

The seats come in special vinyl upholstery, with sides in Atlanta Blue and a matching two-tone centre. Space remains generous, as always, with seating for up to nine people.

The instrument cluster boasts a special serigraph treatment and keeps the traditional Kombi design of speedometer at the centre and fuel gauge on the right.  The MP3 sound system has red LEDs and features auxiliary and USB ports.

The model is equipped with a 1.4-litre engine, which delivers a miserable 55kW when used with petrol or 58kW when used with ethanol.

Each Kombi Last Edition is provided with a special certificate of authenticity, but we doubt we’ll ever see it in South Africa.


Article written by Autodealer
20.08.2013
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