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Bye bye campers as Brazil says VW van production to end

23/09/13 08:02 CET

Brazil still makes the classic 56-year-old VW camper van, but not for much longer.

Production is to stop at the end of this year.

New regulations decree that vehicles in Brazil must have air bags and anti-lock braking systems.

The company says it cannot change production to meet the law.

More than 1.5 million VW vans have been produced in Brazil since 1957.

The vehicles are used in the country by the postal service to haul mail, by the army to transport soldiers, and by morticians to carry corpses.

Production in Germany stopped in 1979.

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