When Is the Production of the VW Type 2 Ending?


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Production of the Volkswagen Type 2 ended on December 31, 2013. Brazil was the last country where Volkswagen made the Type 2, and production ceased after new Brazilian safety regulations went into effect.

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Volkswagen brought the production of the Type 2 to an end after deciding the cost of upgrading the vehicle with modern safety features such as dual front airbags and anti-lock brakes would be too expensive.

Beginning in 1957, Volkswagen produced over 1.5 million Type 2s in Brazil, and to mark the end of production, the company made a special run of 600 cars featuring a special blue and white paint scheme, commemorative plaque and certificate of authenticity.

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