Volkswagen do Brasil 1977

1300 / 1600  
Brasilia  
Variant II  
Passat  

Brazil

Volkswagen do Brasil S.A.,
Sao Bernardo do Campo, Via Anchieta, km 23.5 - SP Cx. Postal 8406, Sao Paulo, Brazil

In 1949, Brazil was selected as the cheapest location for a VW assembly for the South American market. Partnership of Volkswagen and Monteiro Aranha was signed with 80% : 20% shares. In March 1953, assembly began in a warehouse in Rua do Manifesto, Ipiranga District. From 1953 to 1957 2820 vehicles were assembled there. In 1956, the new plant on the Via Anchieta was built and in September 1957 the first station wagon of its own production was presented.
This days VW do Brasil is also active internationally. Recently VW Nigeria took the VW Brasilia in own production. Equipped in Nigeria with four doors and tailgate car received there the name VW Igala.
In the home market they offer the VW 1300/1600 not quite identical to the German product. It has smaller taillights and the turn signals on the fenders. Safety features were introduced for 1977 model year for the Brasilia and Variant, such as safety steering column, dual-circuit brake with indicator light.
VW Brasilia is a two-door estate with 1.6-litre single or twin carburettor.
VW Variant is also an estate but with low pulled down tailgate. Underfloor boxer engine only with two carburetors.
For 1978 a modernised Variant II was launched, with McPherson front suspension.

 

Fusca

wb: 2400 mm B4 cyl.
1285 cm³
38 ps
B4 cyl.
1584 cm³
56 ps
sedan 2-dr 1300
1300L
1600

 


1300

1300

1300 L

1300 L

1600
 

Brasilia and Variant

wb: 2400 mm B4 cyl.
1584 cm³
48 hp (DIN)
B4 cyl.
1584 cm³
54 hp (DIN)
 
Kombi 2-dr Brasilia Brasilia
Variant
 


Brasilia

Variant

Variant II model '78.
 

Passat

wb: 2470 mm R4cyl.
1470 cm³
65 hp
R4cyl.
1588 cm³
80 hp
Limousine 2-dr L/LS TS
Limousine 4-dr L/LS TS