Brazil to End Production of Air-Cooled VWs

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Blame tougher emissions laws for censuring those putt-putt-putting air-cooled engines — the ones that charmed a generation of stoners into not worrying about their well being. The engines will continue an inevitable slide into oblivion when Volkswagen of Brazil ceases production of the 58hp 1.6-liter mill that powers its Kombi T2c (known to Americans as the 1970s-era Volkswagen van). A new, flexfuel (alcohol or gas) 1.4-liter liquid-cooled box, likely with more horsepower than a riding mower, will power future models, which still sell briskly in that country, despite being completely freaking insane.

Volkswagen unit building final air-cooled models in the world [Just Auto]

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GM to Sell Tri-Fuel Car in Brazil [internal]

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