16 Aug 2013

VW Kombi vans reach the end of the line

10:05 pm on 16 August 2013

Volkswagen is to stop producing the Kombinationskraftwagen - known to generations of New Zealanders as the trusty old Kombi van commonly used as a camper.

The vans have been made in Brazil since 1957, after it was launched in Germany seven years earlier.

One point five million Kombi vans have rolled of the Sao Paulo assembly plant, many of them sold in Africa and South America.

The German car maker intends to produce a special 600 unit run for its Last Edition Kombi, which will sell for about $NZ47,000 each.