2018 Volkswagen ID Buzz Concept – Electric Combi concept unveiled in January at the Detroit Auto show is expected to emerge in series, according to the president of the brand. On the other hand, it should not happen before 2021.
After the concept ID presented to the Paris in September 2016, Volkswagen again unveiled an electric concept at the Detroit show in January, with The 2018 Volkswagen ID Buzz. It was the style of the legendary Combi forms a modernized, even futuristic, with a very high modularity as well as the possibility of autonomous driving.
Lovers of the famous van will be probably delighted to learn that the Wolfsburg firm plans to produce this amazing vehicle serial. Indeed, Herbert Diess, the boss of the brand, confirmed the thing to our colleagues of AutoExpress: “emotional cars are very important for the brand. We always sell a lot of ladybugs, notably in the United States, but we will also have the microbus that we showed, that we recently decided to produce.
2018 Volkswagen ID Buzz Concept; Retro and electric
The adoption of the electric motor and therefore SEM platform would be others which allow finding the proportions of the original Combi. In fact, the positioning of the two electric motors, on the front and rear axles and the batteries under the floor allow finding a large space compared to the size of the vehicle.
In addition, as his ancestor, this new Combi might benefit from several versions, like a pickup, a camp, or a Samba. As a reminder, the concept of Detroit announced a cumulative power of 374 HP, for a range of 600 km.
However, wait a few years to see happen this new electric Combi, since the first series model based on SEM platform is announced for 2020 and it is likely to be the production version of the concept ID.