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Volkswagen Bulli Concept

We are here at the Geneva Auto Show where Volkswagen has unveiled one of their concepts tonight at a private event – the Bulli Concept. In Germany, Bulli is the common nickname for the original Microbus and as you can see, this concept was obviously built in the same spirit. With two-tone paint, upright styling and loads of other retro touches, VW set out to create something with a nod to the past, but with the latest in technology and economy. We know what you’re thinking – we’ve been down this road before and VW is teasing us once again. Well, maybe… Volkswagen Group of America CEO Jonathan Browning says this is something they would like to build and actually has far more potential for production since it could be based on existing transverse components available in North America. *IF* it did get built, it would be positioned against the Mazda 5 and Ford C-Max, but obviously in a bit more emotional package. They will be watching feedback carefully, so let your opinion be known in the discussion forum link at the end of this article.

We’ll have more photos from the show floor tomorrow. The Volkswagen AG press release and galleries follow below.
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