TG drives the Kombi in Brazil
It's one of TG magazine's greatest ever adventures: a white-knuckle ride around the favelas in a new, 50s-style Kombi van
Posted: 11 Oct 2013
Fiat is the biggest brand in Brazil, and sold close to 800,000 cars there in 2012 (they celebrated the fact with a typically bizarre TV ad). But Volkswagen is more visible, and even most Brazilians think VW is the big fish. In 1973, it launched the Brasilia, the first car developed specifically for Brazil. By 1983, a million units had been sold. 1980's Gol - it means goal - was a cute Scirocco-lite, and has gone on to be VW Brazil's biggest-seller, topping the charts for an unbroken 25 years. The latest version is better-looking than the current Polo, if not quite as attractive as Gisele Bündchen, who starred in the 2008 advert.