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The Volkswagen van s officially known as the transporter or the Kombi, this is the second type of vehicle after the beetle. It is manufactured by the German automobile manufacturer: Volkswagen. The first model of this vehicle was introduced in 1950. The vehicle was among the first passenger vans, as well as, cargo vehicles to be introduced. As it is with numerous models of vehicles, this van has earned itself a set of nicknames such as, microbus, minivan and hippie van due to it liking during... (full review continues below)

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Volkswagen Routan Van

Volkswagen Routan Van
Year
2012
MSRP
$27,020
Fuel Economy
17 City / 25 Highway
Engine
3.6L V6
Seats
6
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Volkswagen Van Reviews

The Volkswagen van s officially known as the transporter or the Kombi, this is the second type of vehicle after the beetle. It is manufactured by the German automobile manufacturer: Volkswagen. The first model of this vehicle was introduced in 1950. The vehicle was among the first passenger vans, as well as, cargo vehicles to be introduced. As it is with numerous models of vehicles, this van has earned itself a set of nicknames such as, microbus, minivan and hippie van due to it liking during the counterculture movement in the 1960s.

The motor industry is always on competition, the Volkswagen van had many competitors manufactured by other motor companies. Other competing brands emerged from the United States and Europe. In the US, competing models were; Ford Econoline, Dodge A100 and Chevrolet Corvair 95 Corvan. The latter model was developed with a rear engine as the Volkswagen Van had. Europe's competing brands were, Renault Estafette and Ford Transit. To the 21st century, the Volkswagen vans are still in production with this kind of van still available in various types in 2010 as passenger vans, cargo vans and pickup trucks.

This van was available in several models such as, Panel van which was used in deliveries since it had no side windows or seats at the back. There was also the bus kind of bus which was used for passengers since it had a comfier interior, the flat bed was another kind which was used in carrying loads as a pickup truck.

Over the years, the Volkswagen van has gone through major changes and modifications. In 1984, a new Volkswagen van was introduced and had major changes such the body shape, the boxer engine was water cooled. The van was heavier and did not have rounded edges like its predecessor; this one came in square edges. In 1990, a new model was introduced with a front engine which was water cooled and powerful. New models have been developed in 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2010 respectively. These brands are being sold in the UK, US, and Ireland among other countries worldwide.

If you intend to buy, the Volkswagen van series of vehicles you will be able to access any of the models. The price range is affordable and fair with regard to the benefits and value you will get from the van you purchase. For the old versions that were available before the 21st century, you will get them at the price of $1,000 to $5,000. For the new models, the price in pounds ranges from 1,000 to 15,000 with regard to the model you would wish to buy.

In this line of the Volkswagen van, there are a myriad of models that you would get. They will be distinct from each other on the body shape, performance use and price. Some of these include; Volkswagen Transporter Shuttle, Volkswagen LT, Volkswagen Crafter, Volkswagen Maxi Kombi, Volkswagen Caddy and the Volkswagen Caddy Maxi. When you get one of these vehicles, you will be able to perform certain tasks with it. You can use it for delivery services, for passengers or for the family, cargo transport and camping as well.