The third generation was produced between 1979 and 1992. At first, it was with an air-cooled engine and then changed to water-cooled boxer engine in 1983. It was also bigger and heavier. It was also known as Transporter and Caravelle in Europe.
Different versions were created for the US and South Africa markets, for the US market were introduced Vanagon and Vanagon L with interior panels dashboard blower and from armrests. Westfalia was also presented with kitchen and refrigerator, sink and running water. In 1984 was launched a version with bed and rear heater. They also had beam headlights.
The model for South Africa T3s introduced in 1991 had face-lift, five cylinders engine, padded dashboard, ventilation controls, and indicator lenses. In 1991 the five cylinders engines were adopted from Audi in Caravelle and Microbus, and 1.8-liter four-cylinder from VW was set in Kombi and Van. Later on, it was replaced with 2.6 liters fuel injection, and larger disc brakes were installed.
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