The Volkswagen ID.Buzz Microbus is set to debut in 2024
The 2024 Volkswagen ID.Buzz Microbus is an electric van that draws vivid and obvious inspiration from the classic microbus of Volkswagen's past. The concept design cuts a familiar figure, and the iconic design is set to return to roadways in the U.S. and Europe in 2024.
The ID.Buzz Microbus is one of Volkswagen's new electric vehicle releases as part of their commitment to be carbon-neutral by 2050. According to Volkswagen, they are committed to clean energy and aim to sharply increase EV sales in the near future.
What's so special about the ID.Buzz Microbus?
There still isn't much information about the concept van, but what Volkswagen has released is more than enough for many families to take a second look at the retro-inspired van. Besides being fully electric, the spacious interior is generating buzz.
The ID.Buzz Microbus will feature three rows of seats, but the customization options and seating configurations are the most exciting part. All of the seats can either turn, fold down, or be removed completely. Whether a family needs all the seating, or a little extra room for hauling toys and supplies around, the ID.Buzz can accommodate. The variations are almost endless.
There is also a table on the center console, which slides back and forth on a track. The concept van also includes a fold-away steering wheel.
The ID.Buzz will be built on Volkswagen's Modular Electric Drive (MEB) platform
The MEB platform is shared with Audi's e-Tron vehicles, which boasts 200 horsepower in the base model. While Europe will also get a commercial van along with the passenger van, the U.S. will only get the latter. With all-wheel drive added, consumers can expect around 300 horsepower.
Car and Driver believes that the model might also see Volkswagen's next generation of driver-assist and safety features, too. This would include the autonomous technology that they are working on.
Because the ID.Buzz only exists as a concept for now, there hasn't been any testing done, so many things are still unknown. The specs are still subject to change until production actually begins. Even so, the model shows promise.
The van should begin at about $40,000 for a base model, but with no information about specific trim levels yet, no one can be sure exactly what options are included.