After the success of the Beetle, we set our sights to something a bit different. When the Type 2 rolled off the production line in Hannover, it soon became clear that it paved the way for a whole new generation of Volkswagen lovers.
The T2, also known as the Transporter, Kombi or Microbus (depending on body type), offered transport solutions to businesses in comfort and style and provided large families, friends, or travelling groups plenty of room. The campervan thus became the darling of the long-haired flower children, who not only drove for ecological reasons to beaches or festivals, but also because it was cheaper and much more fun. And of course, these were the days when songs from The Doors, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix or Janis Joplin were heard blaring out of the windows. During this period, an unusually large number of T1s and T2s were also cheerfully painted in the colours of the flower power generation.
Today, the T2 still carries the idea of freedom. People fall in love with the idea of travelling the world in a colourful Volkswagen Kombi and escaping the 9-5. Although the T2 is no longer in production, the Volkswagen Multivan is built under the same idea of versatility and quality that makes it perfect for everyday life and leisurely escapes. The I.D. Buzz, on the other hand, is a concept car that truly echoes the design and ideology of the T2 that could see it becoming the Microbus of the future.
The Special Edition ‘Kombi 70’ Multivan celebrates 70 years of the much-loved original Kombi. Its modern features coupled with the nostalgic charm and character of the retro original really makes it one-of-a-kind. This cultural icon, which holds a special place in the hearts of many, lives on in this Special Edition. Read more about the annual Kombi Rally held in Manly, where Volkswagen Australia debuted the new 'Kombi 70'.