Report: New Volkswagen Microbus could come to the United States

Hippies can now rejoice – Volkswagen plans on offering a new version of its iconic Microbus to the United States. The move comes as the company plans on boosting sales to 1 million units in the market by 2018.

“If that could come into the market at some point in the future, that would be great,” Jonathan Browning, VW’s U.S. chief executive officer.

Currently, there is no official word on bringing the model to the United States.

Volkswagen introduced a concept version of the next Microbus known as the Bulli electric concept vehicle last year.

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“Our first focus is very much making sure we expand the footprint of the existing products,” said Browning. “We’re growing the business with Passat right now.”

The company plans on selling 500,000 units in the United States this year. It sold 444,178 units in the market in 2011 – up 23 percent from 2010.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Detroit News