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RICK KRANZ

It's a VW concept with Microbus cues, but it's more like a Kia Soul

Rick Kranz is product editor for Automotive News.

GENEVA -- Volkswagen Microbus fans likely will be disappointed by the automaker's concept that was unveiled today at the Geneva auto show.

The concept, known as the Bulli, has a front-end design treatment that draws on styling cues seen on VW's iconic van back in the '60s and a concept introduced back in 2001.

The Bulli has six seats, with a second row seat that folds flat.

But, the concept is not a van or minivan. The Bulli has six seats, with a second row seat that folds flat.

The Bulli's tall roof, overall silhouette and hatchback functionality turn the concept into a German version of the Kia Soul.

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