Karmann was of course made famous by the strange and interesting Karmann Ghia, which used Beetle underpinnings with a much prettier and more interesting body shell to create something interesting with. Of course the company went on to build other cars with VW, and with other companies (Let’s try to forget that Karmann built the Chrysler Crossfire convertibles…which were truly terrible).
The company went bust recently, and now VW has announced that they will be buying all of the assets, and also will plan to build a ‘new’ car using their facilities. Maybe they’ll bring back a ‘modern’ Karmann Ghia? That would be damn interesting. Most likely suspect is the upcoming Bluesport roadster.
Full article here from Motor Authority: