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1973–1982 Volkswagen Brasília

The Volkswagen Brasília is a rear-engined compact car manufactured and marketed by Volkswagen in Brazil between 1974 and 1982; in Mexico from 1975-1982; and as knock down kits in Nigeria, where it was marketed as the Igala from 1976–1980.


Designed to replace the Beetle (or Fusca) in the Brazilian market and initially available in a three-door and five-door hatchback body style, the Brasília combined the air-cooled engine of the Volkswagen Beetle, the chassis of the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, and styling reminiscent of the Volkswagen 412.


Developed by Volkswagen do Brasil (Volkswagen of Brazil) and internally designated as the Type 321, the Brasília was named after Brazil's capital city. By the end of 1982, over one million examples had been manufactured.


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