We hear that VW of America’s CEO Jonathan Browning is pushing hard for the production of the awesome VW Bulli. Our support is with him!
Jonathan Browning, president and CEO of Volkswagen of America, has the Bulli microbus concept at the very top of his “unfunded projects he’d like to see in production” list.
Shown at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, VW’s Bulli combines styling elements from the 1950s VW Type 2 Transporter and their 2001 Microbus concept. Unlike either of these earlier models, the Bulli is quite a bit smaller and meant to compete against the Kia Soul, Scion xB and Nissan Cube. At the same time, a production Bulli wouldn’t steal market share away from VW’s Chrysler-sourced Routan minivan (a Camper variant of the Bulli would be all but useless).
Still, the Bulli’s styling and urban functionality would be enough to lure both former VW Bus owners, as well as a new generation of buyers, into Volkswagen showrooms.