Report: Volkswagen to build new Microbus based on Bulli Concept

The Volkswagen Bulli Concept, which debuted at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, is reported to be heading to production. At the debut of the Bulli Concept at the Geneva show, research and development Ulrich Hackenberg confirmed that the compact six-seat MPV is based on “the MDS [modular design system] platform.”

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According to AutoCar, the MDS wheelbase and track widths can be varied, allowing different versions of the Microbus ‘to make it feasible for different markets.’

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In the United States, the model will be aimed at the Scion xB.

Refresher: Power for the Volkswagen Bulli Concept comes from a an electric-motor that produces 114-hp with a maximum torque 199 lb-ft of torque. With that setup, 0 to 62 mph for the Bulli Concept comes in 11.4 seconds with a top speed of 87 mph. Fuel for the electric-motor comes from a lithium-ion battery pack that allows Bulli Concept to drive a total of 186.4 miles before recharging is needed.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoCar