Volkswagen may finally be ready to release a modern day version of the iconic Microbus, according to VW boss Herbert Diess. Volkswagen’s boss recently confirmed that a fully electric VW Microbus is in the works.
VW recently gave us a hint that at the Microbus’s return with the I.D. Buzz electric concept that debuted earlier this year. Based on VW”s new MEB platform, the I.D. Buzz concept is jus one of the three electric concepts that VW has showed off in the last year.
During the new VW Polo’s debut, Herbert Diess revealed, “Emotional cars are very important for the brand. We are selling loads of Beetles still, particularly in US markets. But we will also have the Microbus that we showed, which we have recently decided we will build.”
VW’s design boss Oliver Stefani also revealed his desires to create a new Microbus at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, “We would like to bring this back because it fits so well to what the brand stands for: it’s emotional, it has functionality, it makes your life easier.”
There’s no word yet when the new Microbus will debut, but when it does it will likely share many design cues with the I.D. Buzz concept. The Microbus will share its platform with the rest of VW’s new electric models, which means it won’t arrive until sometime after 2020.
With the MEB platform this is the chance now to get the proportions back,” Oliver Stefani stated. “But you can also get much more interior space, almost one class higher”.