It’s been nearly five years since Volkswagen first revealed its ID Buzz concept at the Detroit Auto Show. Now, the company is ready to reveal the production-ready version of the VW Microbus. Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess just tweeted that “the legend returns” on March 9.
The legend returns on 03/09/22! pic.twitter.com/Q4hFyCN5mr
— Herbert Diess (@Herbert_Diess) 6 January 2022
Even though the company is set to reveal a production-ready version of the VW Microbus EV, it won’t be road-ready until 2023.
The vehicle is a tribute to the iconic vehicle, which was sold in North America between the 1950s and 1980s. However, the production version, which will be shown on March 9, will be a little different and will not come with a blunt look because of all. About the batteries that will be mounted on the floor. The car will be slightly longer and will have a slightly more angular look.
A version of the ID Buzz with lots of sensors and hardware was spotted rolling out to Germany that was previously testing autonomous driving capabilities. Volkswagen then said the autonomous Microbus would serve as the platform for the company’s full-scale commercial ride-hailing and delivery operations, which it intends to launch in Germany in 2025.
Not much is known about the upcoming EV, other than that it is currently being named as ID Buzz. The company may change its name when it launches Microbus. We also know that the ID Buzz concept will be based on Volkswagen’s mass-produced modular electric vehicle platform.
The EV will join all other EVs built on Volkswagen’s modular electric vehicle platform, including the ID 3 hatchback, ID 4 crossover SUV and the upcoming ID 5 sporty SUV.
We expect the company to reveal more details of the upcoming vehicle near the showcase date.
Volkswagen Post soon appeared on BGR India to showcase its production-ready electric microbus on 9 March.