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VW Bus Beautiful as they are, South Africa's roads can be dangerous. So we set out to make the VW Bus a benchmark for safety. At the front of the Bus, deformation zones absorb the impact of a frontal collision. Beneath the Bus, a yoke frame does the same. And around the sides, a rigid safety cell provides secure, cage-like protection from side, front, rear and top impacts. Inside, the steering wheel disengages on impact. Front inertia-reel seatbelts guarantee a vice-like grip, SABS tested seat mounting points ensure stable seating, and anti-burst locks do their bit to keep you secure. Dual circuit, front/rear split brakes stop the Bus straight and sharp, even if one circuit is damaged. And negative roll radius suspension keeps you on line even if braking hard with two wheels on tar and two on dirt. And how effective are all these features when it comes to the crunch? Ask the SABS. When they crash-tested the Bus, it not only passed but exceeded all their passenger vehicle safety standards.

Introducing the ultimate people orientated,walking, hiking, pack the braai, kids day out, singing, laughing, action packed, fun to drive, safe, affordable getaway vehicle.

When it comes to safety, Volkswagen believes you can't have too much of a good thing.

Still with more space than any other lifestyle vehicle and still thick with Volkswagen's legendary under-the-skin German engineering. But now packed with even more amazing features, more comfort, more performance, more safety and more fun for all of us. In a word, more 'Volkswagen'. And with so much reliability and so much value for money, you and your family are sure to enjoy fantastic and exciting Bus adventures with us for years to come. The new VW Bus. It's all about us.

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1.8l Microbus 2.3i Microbus 2.6i Microbus 2.6i Caravelle
       
New cloth seat trim New cloth seat trim New cloth seat trim New, improved velour seat trim
15" steel wheels 15" alloy wheels 15" alloy wheels 15" alloy wheels
Optional Grundig 5201 Radio/Cassette with improved speaker system Optional Grundig 5201 Radio/Cassette with improved speaker system Optional Grundig 5201 Radio/Cassette with improved speaker system Optional Grundig 5201 Radio/Cassette with improved speaker system
Optional metallic paint Optional metallic paint Optional metallic paint Optional metallic paint
New front grille Optional air-conditioning Air-conditioning Air-conditioning
  Power steering Power steering Power steering
  Rev counter Rev counter Rev counter
  Tinted glass all-round Tinted glass all-round Tinted glass all-round
  New front grille Front spoiler Front spoiler
    Electric mirrors Electric mirrors
    Flexible storage pockets behind seats Flexible storage pockets behind seats
    Cup holders Cup holders
    illuminated vanity mirror laminated vanity mirror
      Colour-coded bumpers
      Luggage protection rail
      Tail light extension molding
      Electric windows
      Front armrests
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  Twin headlights   Rear seats can be lowered, providing a massive 4,4m load area, or a comfortable double bed
  Tinted windscreen   Excellent all-round visibility
  Intermittent wiper   High torque engines
  Rear washer/wiper   85l fuel tank
  Demister   Only a few cm longer than a Beetle, with a turning circle 1Ocm wider than a Golf
  Trip recorder   Full alarm, ultra sonic sensor and central locking
  Efficient interior ventilation and heating   Made to only the highest quality standards, with only the highest quality materials
  Centre bench with jump seat   Spacious 'l,2m luggage area at the rear of the Bus
  Walk-through access, between front seats, to the rear of the Bus   Rear safety belts
  New seat trim    
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  Power @r/min Torque @r/min Transmission Tyres
1.8 Microbus 70 kW @ 5200 153 Nm @ 3500 4-speed manual 6J x 15" Steel
2.3 Microbus 90 kW @ 5500 185 Nm @ 4000 4-speed manual 6.5J x 15" Alloy
2.6 Microbus 100 kW @ 5200 200 Nm @ 3000 5-speed manual 6.5J x 15" Alloy
2.6 Microbus Exclusiv 100 kW @ 5200 200 Nm @ 3000 5-speed manual 6.5J x 15" Alloy
2.6 Caravelle 100 kW @ 5200 200 Nm @ 3000 5-speed manual 6.5J x 15" Alloy
2.6 Caravelle Exclusiv 100 kW @ 5200 200 Nm @ 3000 5-speed manual 6.5J x 15" Alloy
1.8 Sharan Turbo 110 kW 210 Nm @ 2400 5-speed manual 7J x 15" Alloy
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Under-the-skin safety engineering in the VW Bus

"Our cars meet and exceed the world's toughest safety regulations. But safety is more than just matching some or other bureaucratic standard. It's about protecting life. That is why we regard the issue of safety as nothing less than a moral obligation. "

Brian Gush,
Head of Product Engineering,
Volkswagen, South Africa.

 
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  South African Bureau of Standards tested and approved to meet all passenger vehicle safety standards   Body deformation zones and yoke frame to absorb impact in a collision   Dual circuit, front/rear split brakes stop the Bus rapidly and straight, even if one system is down
  Front inertia-reel seatbelts and new rear seatbelts   Rigid steel safety cell cradles and cocoons passengers   Negative rolI radius in the event of a blowout or when braking hard with two wheels on tar and two on dirt,this suspension system keeps it steady and in a straight line.
  Steering column disengages on impact   Anti-burst locks    
      South African Bureau of Standards tested seat mounting points    

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  • 15 000km service intervals
  • 3 years or 120 000 km guarantee
  • 3 year anti-corrosion
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Performance Fuel economy
             
  060 km/h 0100 km/h Max speed L/100km L/100km Urban
  (seconds) (seconds) (km/h) @ 60 km/h @ 120 km/h cycle
I.8 Microbus 6.1 17.3 153 6.7 13.7 11.8
2.3 Microbus 5.4 14.7 156 8.4 15.1 15.8
2 6 Microbus 5.8 14.5 163 8.3 14.8 16.6
2 6 Microbus Exclusiv 5.8 14.5 163 8.3 14.8 16.6
2.6 Caravelle 6.0 14.5 163 8.5 15.0 17.1
2.6 Caravelle Exclusiv 6.0 14.5 163 8.5 15.0 17.1
1.8 Sharan Turbo