It's just over a week since its debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, but already the Volkswagen Bulli microbus concept
has reportedly received the green light for production. According to the report, it will be built in Mexico and sold in the U.S., aimed at the likes of the Scion xB.
The small, retro, boxy van could be a hit with the younger market that seeks out the xB, Nissan Cube, Kia Soul, and other similar small-yet-capacious vehicles with a bit of funk to their look. That's certainly the hope at VW right now, anyway.
There is some flexibility in the concept's platform as well, with wheelbase, track width, and attendant interior space variable to meet individual market needs. That could spell a slightly enlarged Bulli for the U.S., though at this point, there's nothing on paper, much less in stone.
Should the Bulli actually make production, we wouldn't expect to see it before the 2013 model year.