n what industry analysts laud as pure genius, VW joins the long list of manufacturers packaging their wares in translucent blue to emulate the popular Apple I-Mac computer.
The millennium bug will be available in all its current standard colors, but a limited number of models will be available with option package Yme which otherwise is known as the "Bondai Blue Translucent" body.
More than just a flashy paint job, the Yme version Bug is a radical departure from the sheet metal used by its competitors. In order to provide translucency, VW has created the body entirely out of FQBH plastics, known for it's lo-impact resistance and pleasant fragrance.
Reportedly, only 5,000 specially equipped Yme Bugs will be built in 2000. Plans are underway to make the other I-Mac colors available as Bugs by 2001.
VW expects that dealers should have Yme Bugs for display
starting in September.