Classic VW Camper Van revival possibility, key design change

By Peter Chubb - Apr 17, 2015

There had been rumors of a new Volkswagen Camper Van back in 2011, and now it seems news of the Classic VW Camper Van revival possibility will start once again. The reason we say this is because Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser, a board member for the German carmaker has been talking about this very subject at the New York Auto Show yesterday.

According to Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser, he was speaking to Autocar, when he said that he believes the much-loved VW Camper Van could be revived, although with a key design change, and that is to go for an electric motor instead.

This would be a radical change, one that might not go down too well with traditionalists, but VW believes this may be the only way to fit in with its proposed design.

Classic VW Camper van revival

If we are to believe what the guy said, then Volkswagen is already working on a new Camper Van design, and feels that the use of an electric motor with battery packs along the floor is the ideal solution.

There are several reasons why they would need to go down this route, one is to try to stick to the much-loved exterior design as possible, such as solid, D-Pillar, and a boxy interior. However, the most important, the front-end does not want a large over-hang so all these have to be taken into consideration.

Thankfully, going with an electric motor will mean it will be able to be driven by the front wheels, and also keep a short front-end, as well as the A-pillars being placed much further back.

Do you think we will finally see an all-new VW Camper, and would you like to see it keep some of the classic design features?

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Classic VW Camper van revival possibility, key design change