Auto maker opts to end production as tighter safety standards loom.
VIENNA – Volkswagen Brazil will phase out production of its VW Kombi van before the end of this year as the result of new auto-safety standards requiring front airbags and antilock braking systems on all new cars starting in January. The German auto maker is marking the production phaseout by offering a special model called the Kombi Last Edition. Limited to 600 units, priced at BR86,300 ($36,100) and available only in Brazil, the passenger van features 2-tone exterior paint and ...
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