The Iltis was designed by Audi and made by Volkswagenwerk , and sold to the German and Austrian Armed Forces... in 1978..
A few were sold to the general public, but they don't really look like a "normal" 4 wheel drive... IMHO..
It was designed and made as an Army Vehicle , not to a price...
So I believe they were very expensive...
They have nothing to do with the VW thing or type 181..
Only made in LHD... and were a sort of replacement to the 181 Thing..
The four wheel drive system came from a modified Auto Union Munga which later developed into the Audi Quatro 4 wheel drive system.
Bombadier has made other vehicles too, can't remember what the others were... maybe Jeeps ?? Army Vehicles...
The Canadian Government Bought the rights and Tooling for the Iltis from VolksWagenWerk... in 1983 and made 6000 units for the Canadian Army in 1984-85.
Production was moved back to Europe in 1987 where a final run was made for the German and Belgian Armed Forces.
Total European production was 10,000 vehicles.
I don't know who made the final Iltis's in Europe?? VW ??
I have seen one of these Vehicles in Australia ..
Lee Noonan - 68AutoBug - Australia