Volkswagen Kombi Last Edition marks the end of Type 2 Microbus

The Volkswagen Type 2 Microbus also known as T2 has been the longest-produced model in the world and is now coming to an end in Brazil where it has been in production for 56 years.

The reason to end the production is quite simple. The aging VW Kombi does not meet the new safety legislation that will be introduced in Brazil next year.

The Volkswagen Kombi Last Edition will be limited to 600 cars, featuring a two-tone white and blue exterior, whitewall tyres, tinted rear windows and a numbered plaque from 001 to 600 on the dashboard.

Interior has a matching colour scheme showing vinyl upholstery, privacy curtains and even iPod compatibility.

Power comes from a water-cooled 68bhp 1.4-litre petrol engine that was introduced in 2005. In comparison the original model launched in 1957 had a 28bhp 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol unit.

The Kombi Last Edition is priced at 85,000 BRL (roughly £22,000) and exclusively available in Brazil.

Since the production started in 1957, more than 1,550,000 units of the Kombi have rolled off the production line in the São Bernardo do Campo plant.


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