The Kombi is an enigma, both culturally and mechanically. It’s a van, but built on the same chassis as the Beetle. It’s quintessentially German and yet international: in particular a ubiquitous part of Latin American life, from Mexico City to Rio. The story starts in 1949, when the Dutch businessman and pioneer Ben Pon pulled up his suspenders and hit the road with a sketch in hand and dream in tow. Inspiring the design of the very first Kombi Van, as we know it today. The T2 Kombi has been called many things and has evolved more times than even we can count. But one thing has stayed the same, the Kombis love of adventure.