I’m sure many of my readers have driven (or been driven in) a VW Kombi, or Microbus, or van, or whatever it was called in their country. (In South Africa it was first called the Kombi, then the Microbus for the variant with the updated body.) I drove both types for thousands of miles up and down the country, ferrying people and supplies here and there.
The Kombi came onto the market as a derivation of the legendary VW Beetle, and was launched in 1950. It’s been manufactured in Brazil since 1957, and that country was also the last to make it. The production line shut down at the end of last year after producing a final 600 vehicles in a special ‘Final Edition’, shown below.
To commemorate 63 years of production of the Kombi, Volkswagen produced this nostalgic advertisement guaranteed to appeal to old-timers like me. YMMV, of course.
Clever, cute and nostalgic. What’s not to like?