In South Africa, the VW Vanagon (Or Kombi, as the South Africans call it, and every other van like it) was sold until 2002. Why? Because fuck you, that’s why. Also, I’m pretty sure South African safety standards are a lot more lax than the rest of the world.
Of course, that pales in comparison to Brazil, where the T2 (!) was sold until late 2013, with the only real change being a new front grille (and watercooling).