Volkswagen’s Vintage Microbus Gets Modern Makeover

By Staff  |  01/10/2017

Volkswagen showcased a new concept at the Detroit Auto Show this week, offering a glimpse at what it sees for the future: the I.D. Buzz concept.

Inspired by the original Volkswagen Microbus, but for a new era, the electric concept "forges links between the origins of the Volkswagen brand and its electrifying future," says Volkswagen.

The concept is all-electric, with a driving range of up to 270 miles on one charge, while sporting a spacious interior that can fit up to eight. It also features a fully autonomous "ID Pilot" mode (with a predicted roll-out date in 2025), while the driver’s seat can be adjusted to face the rear if needed.

The I.D. Buzz is also capable of all-wheel drive with two motors and 369 horsepower.