Volkswagen retires campervan, the longest-produced vehicle model in automotive history. The VW minibus, as it’s also called, has been in production since 1957.
But it’s not ending because of a lack of popularity. New safety laws that go into effect in Brazil during 2014 –the only country left that produces the hardy roadrunners– aren’t compatible with the campervan.
The Volkswagen campervans will leave behind a log legacy of design and advertising.
Outdoor enthusiasts won’t be the only ones disappointed to see the vehicle go. It also has its place in the Brazilian economy.
Over the years, more than 3.5 million campervans have been produced worldwide.
Some fans have been archiving these ads for some time on Camper Blog.
Jorge Chavez is Senior Editor at Mijo! Brands of Mexico.
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