A Volkswagen Westfalia design concept, created by Montreal-based design firm Verdier et Collaborateurs, offers a vision of how the goals of both simplicity and flexibility can be met in an vehicle for active lifestyles. Aside from being a redesigned and updated VW microbus, the concept also provides an IKEA-like take on van camping, with a space-saving, Swiss-army knife sensibility. Either that, or it's the perfect first home for ex-Phishheads.
The concept will be presented at the Detroit Auto Show in January as part of the 2005 Michelin Design Challenge, the theme of which is to create vehicles that can successfully answer the accelerating demands for the emerging Chinese automotive market, building on German-influenced design concepts.
Get on the Bus: Porsche-Powered VW Westfalia [internal]