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 |  Apr 28 2014, 9:15 AM

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Volkswagen is considering building an MPV that would pay homage to its original bus along with a higher-riding crossover version of the Beetle.

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 |  Sep 11 2012, 9:01 AM

Last week we reported how German automaker Volkswagen has several crossovers planned in its pipeline, and now we can add a Bulli-based CUV onto that list.

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 |  Mar 10 2011, 10:06 AM

Remember the retro-tastic Bulli from Geneva? If not, then this link should refresh your memory. Well, Volkswagen research and development boss Ulrich Hackenberg says it wasn’t just a snazzy show concept—the company plans to put it into production, under the MDS (modular design system) platform.

The platform, previously known as the MQB, will enter production next year with the third-generation Audi A3; yet after that it will spread like pollen to a whole host of new Volkswagen products, including the Bulli, which will be sold as the Microbus.

And for American fans of the original VW van, the Microbus will be built in Chattanooga, Tennessee, or probably Mexico—where it will go up against the Scion xB as an uncharacterizable tall wagon/crossover sort of deal. Luckily for VW, the Microbus already has a rabid fanbase cultivated over 60 years, because you can’t put a price on nostalgia (without horrendous dealer markup, anyway).

GALLERY: Volkswagen Bulli Concept

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[Source: Autocar]