Volkswagen Brazil is wrapping up the production of the Kombi model, putting an end to the life of the longest produced model in automotive history. The final iteration is aptly names the VW Kombi Last Edition and features unique exterior and interior appointments.
After being produced for 56 years in the same exact shape as the day it was introduced, it is refreshing to see that the final Kombi is getting a special treatment. Limited to 600 units, this model comes with special two-tone white and blue body paint and each model will be fitted with a numbered identification plaque on the dashboard. What’s more, it is fitted with whitewall tyres, white centre wheel caps and tinted rear windows.
There are some other seemingly insignificant details that add up to give this car a more exclusive look, such as the body-colored upper section of the front grille; headlights and indicator rims, crystal lenses for front indicators; and some decals saying: ‘56 anos – Kombi Last Edition’.
Inside the cabin the Last Edition features distinctive blue fabric curtains in the side and rear windows and curtain fasteners with Kombi logo; special vinyl upholstery, with sides in Atlanta Blue and a matching two-tone centre; Atlanta Blue vinyl for side, door and cargo panels; special floor mats; and MP3 sound system with USB.
VW Kombi Last Edition is powered by the EA111 1.4-litre engine, mated to a four-speed manual gearbox. Talk about old-fashioned powertrains. The engine makes 78 PS when used with petrol or 80 PS when used with ethanol.