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VW goes back to Microbus roots

VOLKSWAGEN went back to its roots again when it produced one of the big surprises at the Detroit Motor Show. Stylists at the German company's studio in California revisited a 1950s theme with a Microbus concept.

Complete with a bulbous front and the familiar wheel-at-each-corner design of the original, the US design study concept is the first vehicle to make use of a new platform developed for the Transporter and Caravelle. Powered by a 3.2-litre V6 engine developing 231bhp, the concept has front-wheel drive and a five-speed automatic gearbox. It has three rows of seats and those in the centre row can be swivelled to face either front or rear.

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