Production of the latest interpretation of the Volkswagen Kombi, the van generations used for Overseas Experience around Europe, moves a step closer when it appears at next month’s Frankfurt motor show.

So, it is a Kombi but called Bulli…confusing.

…The downsized Bulli (the German name for the original Kombi) is said to offer a more affordable small wagon for booming mini-MPV markets in Europe…

Initially revealed as a concept in March during the Geneva Show, the Bulli is smaller than the original Kombi and based on the micro Up! hatchback, one of a number of pint-sized concepts shown in recent years. However, with seats folded, the cargo capacity of the 1.8 metre long interior increases to 1,600 litres. An ideal transformation for a potential mobile café business.

The Bulli is one of a number of models to be based on the Volkswagen Up! architecture, a flexible platform the VW Group will use over coming years.

…the Up! Family consists of three concept vehicles, the two door Up!, the Space Up! And the Space Up! Blue Van…

So, there are a few things in the Volkswagen pipelines for the years to come.

The Bulli will join 3 and 5-door hatchback versions of the Up in an all-new baby-car family from VW and could itself develop into a range of compact VW models, including people-carrier, camper, sub-Caddy van and even commercial  derivatives.

So a new range of vans for sale for the German manufacturer.