Volkswagen has revealed the production version of its upcoming electric Microbus reboot, obscured only by a psychedelic-patterned wrap.
Currently referred to as the ID.Buzz, the minivan’s design was inspired by VW’s classic Type 2, which became an icon of the hippie era.
1960 VW Deluxe ’23-Window’ Microbus (Reuters)
The production version hews closely to the original ID.Buzz concept that debuted in 2017 and remains on track for a debut in Europe next year, followed by U.S. sales in 2023.
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The minivan will be offered with either rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive and a maximum driving range that exceeds 300 miles between charges.
VW plans to have Level 3 autonomy available for retail models, while a fully autonomous version using technology being developed by Argo will be deployed in ride-hailing services.
Passenger and panel-style cargo models are planned