VW Brings Back the Microbus

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I.D. BUZZ concept set to go into production.

Volkswagen has announced plans to put the I.D. BUZZ concept car, which debuted at the Detroit Show in early 2017, into production. The vehicle will debut in 2022.

“After the presentations at the global motor shows in Detroit and Geneva, we received a large number of letters and emails from customers who said, ‘please build this car’,” said Volkswagen CEO Dr. Herbert Diess. “The Microbus has long been part of the California lifestyle. Now we’re bringing it back by reinventing it as an electric vehicle.”

VW plans to put the batteries in the vehicle floor, allowing for a spacious interior and great proportions. “The vehicle looks like a compact commercial van on the outside, even though it offers the generous interior space of a large SUV,” Diess explained.

The I.D. BUZZ will be available as both a passenger vehicle and a cargo hauler. “Along with a minibus version, we’ll also be offering an I.D. BUZZ CARGO variant for zero-emissions delivery of goods,” said Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles CEO Dr. Eckhard Scholz. “With Level 3 autonomous capability, this is an ideal concept for an electric van, particularly for delivering packages and goods to the inner cities.”

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