The Volkswagen Microbus is one of the most iconic vehicles of the peace-loving 1960s and ’70s, and now it’s making a comeback in the 2020s. Oh, and it’ll be electric, and it just appeared (briefly) in full production form years after the highly touted concept version was first unveiled. Our first peek at the final ID Buzz came during the livestreamed reveal of the Volkswagen ID5, a new coupe-like version of the ID4 EV SUV.
While not much else about the 2024 Volkswagen ID Buzz was revealed at the online event for an unrelated vehicle, we could clearly make out that the bus was decked out in a rainbow, zebra, tribal-like pattern, and it looked like a ready, rolling chassis.
What Is The ID Buzz?
The ID Buzz is one of several electric vehicles based off of the MEB chassis, which is being shared by Volkswagen’s ID series vehicles along with EVs from Seat, Skoda, and Audi. It’s a modular, fully electric platform that has two different versions: one for passenger cars and another for utility vehicles. Originally, the ID Buzz was planned to debut as a 2022 model, but its launch was delayed.
The ID Buzz is also planned to be manufactured in Hanover, Germany along with a small commercial vehicle made only for Europe. That commercial vehicle took priority due to the 2020 pandemic and the increase in door-to-door shipping and deliveries. It’s now looking like 2023 will be its year as a 2024 model in the U.S. while Europe will get it earlier.
Hopefully we’ll get more glimpses of the ID Buzz—perhaps without the trippy multi-color body wrap—soon, but get ready everyone, because the bus is nearly back!
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