Almost as loved as the Volkswagen Beetle is the VW Type 2 “Microbus,” which hasn’t been available in the U.S for 35 years and which just ended production in Brazil. We’ve had successors like the Vanagon, but the romance was over. And we’ve had concept cars from 2001 and 2012 (“Bulli”) to popular acclaim, but they never seem to make it to production.
But is that going to change? Autobild.de seems to think so. Several Beetle variants have been tossed around lately, such as the Beetle Dune concept and a Beetle coupe reminiscent of the rare Hebmüller roadster. Even Audi may be going down that route with several TT variants.
Of course, all of them are possible due to Volkswagen’s versatile MQB architecture that the brand-new Golf and Audi A3 use . . . but we digress—we’ve heard it all before. Motrolix hopes that Auto Bild is onto something.