Big VW camper van fans here at GWA…but still not sure what to think of this latest development: The legendary vehicle is said to be making a comeback with a modern interpretation.
Apparently, fans of the vehicle wrote to the German car giant asking them to turn the concept into reality. Now Volkswagen has announced their much-loved vehicle will make a return… by 2022.
The all-electric four door vehicle – nicknamed the I.D. Buzz – will be a new take on the original model with 22-inch wheels and two tone paint.
It will house eight people and hold up to 162.5 cubic feet of goods when the seats are folded or removed and there is also a front boot, just like the original Beetle.
Dr Herbert Diess, Volkswagen CEO, said: “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’. The Microbus has long been part of the California lifestyle. Now we’re bringing it back by reinventing it as an electric vehicle.”