View Full Version : Microbus may be doomed

26-03-2004, 15:28

Reports in Germany have cast doubt over two of VW’s future models. According to the Welt am Sonntag newspaper, Volkswagen chairman Bernd Pischetsrieder has ordered internal cost studies into the planned Microbus (right) and C1 executive car.

Due in 2006, the Microbus will be built at VW’s commercial vehicle factory in Hanover, Germany, and is aimed primarily at the US. However, wild currency fluctuations between the euro and dollar have thrown the original business model into disarray.

And planning for the new BMW 5-series-rivaling C1 exec, which was originally going to be based on the rear-drive Maserati Quattroporte platform, is on hold. VW is now studying cheaper in-house platform alternatives.


26-03-2004, 16:29

I saw it in Berlin: pickup and microb.. damn it looked good.

Liked the Pee-Uuu best..

27-03-2004, 10:28
It's all to blaim on the former chairman who spended to much money, to achieve that volkswagen made more luxury vehicels. It failed. If people wanted a more luxury car, the'd bought an Audi. Now it's up to Pischetsrieder to cut all costs.

27-03-2004, 10:45
If people wanted a more luxury car, the'd bought an Audi.


28-03-2004, 21:31
Who the f*** is going to pay $55,000.00cdn for a microbus when we can get a dodge minivan for under $20,000.00cdn?:confused:

vw is on some crazy mother******' drugs if they think they're gonna sell a shit load of those things anywhere besides silicon valley in california, usa.

& never heard of that exec car before, interesting.

23-08-2004, 11:40
bump, any recent updates on the microbus? i guess it's just one of those cars that'll never be.... they rather give us crappy, unneeded cars like the Golf +

26-08-2004, 10:00
micorbus is to expensive..and to damn ugly for mainstream consumers...