VW’s design chief Bischoff confirms plans for a new Microbus

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 22, 2010

Volkswagen is currently developing a car with global influences, according to design chief Klaus Bischoff, in an exclusive interview with Auto Express at the LA Auto Show.

Bischoff also said that he believes it’s part of his job to bring back the Camper. Bischoff also talked about plans to launch the Microbus concept, which was showcased at the 2001 Detroit Motor Show.

There was definitely a public demand for the model but it failed to take off due to cost.

But now, plans are “back on the drawing board.” The main issue now is to determine the type of car that should be built – whether it should be a traditional MPV, with a conventional interior, or if it should lean towards a bolder, more flexible, versatile machine.

One option is to stick to the features of the original model. Bischoff also said that for this European project, the company is working with design teams in California as well as from the other countries.

At this point, it appears that the model is likely to be shown in 2012 at the earliest. [via autoexpress]

Topics: vw, minivan

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