Sep 26, 2013
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Volkswagen to end production of iconic hippie bus this year
Volkswagen has announced that its last van, beloved of hippies the world over, will roll off production lines at the end of this year. First introduced in 1950, the bus became strongly associated with the counterculture movement of the 60s and touring bands such as the Grateful Dead, but it hasn’t kept up with changing times. The Associated Press reports that new legislation in Brazil, the sole producer of the vans, requires all vehicles to include air bags and anti-lock brakes, which Volkswagen is unable to implement. 

Volkswagen to end production of iconic hippie bus this year

Volkswagen has announced that its last van, beloved of hippies the world over, will roll off production lines at the end of this year. First introduced in 1950, the bus became strongly associated with the counterculture movement of the 60s and touring bands such as the Grateful Dead, but it hasn’t kept up with changing times. The Associated Press reports that new legislation in Brazil, the sole producer of the vans, requires all vehicles to include air bags and anti-lock brakes, which Volkswagen is unable to implement. 

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    Noooo! So sad :c there are my favorite cars ever
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    Why is Volkswagon unable to implement air bags and anti-lock brakes? They do it in their OTHER vehicles….
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