Some unfortunate news out of the Paris show; we won’t be seeing the Volkswagen Bluesport Roadster or the Microbus-esque Bulli any time soon.
VW R&D Chief Ulrich Hackenberg told the UK’s Autocar that “there is no business case” for the retro Bulli. The Bluesport sports car may have a future, but not right now
“The segment is falling if anything,” said Hackenberg. “I don’t want to go to the board now with it as a rejection would kill it off completely. If we can make a business case for it, it can be put into production quite quickly. But if we make the proposal now, it dies.”
Take a wild guess as to what’s next on VW’s plate. If you said “MQB-based crossover”, you’re correct! I’d rather the beautiful Concept R made it to production than either of those.