VW Rolls Out New Camper, Further Expanding the Beetle Lineup

By | May 12, 2014
If you thought you'd never see Volkswagen revive its iconic camper, think again. The German automaker is working on an all-new retro family of Beetle-based models, which will include the campervan, coupe, and a crossover. Along with the retro lineup, Volkswagen will also introduce a new Beetle based off the MkVI VW Golf, underpinned by the MQB architecture that can be seen in the latest Golf. And while it still up in the air on what these new models will be called, the Beetle brand is strong enough to host a lineup of its own, much like Fiat. We can't help but be excited at the possibility that Volkswagen will be bringing back the camper van, which debuted at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Sources told Auto Express that the design of the new retro lineup will be reminiscent of the 1960s, but it will feature up-to-date technology and power in the form of a 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine with optional four-wheel drive.
However, while this model may have been given the green light, we won't be seeing it until the all-new Beetle is released in 2019. But Volkswagen is working on more than a retro Beetle lineup. A future sports car version is currently in the works and will take styling cues from the e-Bugster concept, with its narrow window line and other elements that separate it from the rest of the Beetle lineup. Source: Auto Express