IT IS 70 years since the VW Type 2, more commonly known as the Kombi, was first revealed.
Changes for the Volkswagen Multivan Kombi include a range of two-tone colour choices, 18-inch retro ‘disc’ alloy wheels, wood-effect flooring, alcantara upholstery, LED headlights and DRLs, and electric power sliding doors with power latching.
The Multivan is also fitted with the ‘Good Night’ package, which adds fabric blinds, Multiflex board bed extension, washable bed cover, rechargeable mini flashlight and three drawers underneath the three-seater bench seat.
Only 120 units will be available, with pricing set at $64,990 drive away – the entry-level van the Kombi 70 is based on sells for $52,990 plus on-road costs.
The different colour combinations available include Candy White/Curcuma Yellow, Candy White/Starlight Blue, Candy White/Indium Grey, and Indium Grey Metallic/Deep Black.
VW has been teasing a return to production for the cult-classic Type 2 since the start of the century with a number of concept cars and limited-run special editions.
The Transporter got its own microbus treatment back in 2006 with the Kombi Beach.
Kombi nostalgia at VW is high, with an all-electric ID Buzz concept revealed at the Detroit auto show, which the German manufacturer claims will be put into production by 2022. It’s not the first time VW has said a concept Kombi will become reality, so we won’t hold our breath just yet.