• Original ‘Danfo’ bus production comes to an end

    Posted on: August 16th, 2013 by admin 1 Comment

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    If you lived in Lagos, Nigeria around the early/mid  90’s, you should know the original ‘Danfo’ bus with its popular rear-engine like the Beetles car. Well, if you happen to be a fan of this popular vehicle like myself, it will intrigue you to know that these vehicles are still actively in production under the aegis of Volkswagen of Brazil. Unfortunately, they just announced that they will discontinue the production of this iconic vehicle.

    Their reason being the recent mandatory law by the Brazilian government for all vehicles to come standard with ABS (anti-lock brake system) and airbags, therefore making it difficult to continue building these legendary buses. But not to worry, as the exit of this iconic bus will be grand; with the roll out of a special edition called Last Edition (last 600 examples)  to celebrate the Kombi’s long and successful production run.

    According to leftlanenews.com, all examples will be painted in a two-tone light blue and white paint job and ride on 14-inch steel wheels mounted on Goodyear whitewall tires with ”56 Years - Kombi Last Edition” stickers on the hatch and on the quarter panels. Also inside the bus will be a small dashboard with a single-gauge instrument cluster. As for the seats, coming with the bus will be a two-tone blue and white upholstery that matches the paint job.  All last Editions will feature state-of-the-art audio system with an auxiliary jack and a USB port.

    This 1.4-liter water-cooled, 4-cylinder engine (80hp and 91 lb-ft. of torque) bus will go for a whopping $36,000 with dual capability of running on either ethanol or gasoline; riding with a 4-speed manual transmission.

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    1. pls i want to know if i can still buy this kombi bus ,pls how much is it and how am i going to get it down to nigeria.thanks.

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