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Detroit 2017: Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept is a Microbus for the future (video)

Detroit 2017: Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept is a Microbus for the future (video)

Zero emissions, 4-wheel drive, seating for 8, and lots of nostalgia By ,

The new Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ concept presented at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit is a Microbus for a new era—a cool way to forge links between the origins of the Volkswagen brand and its electrifying future.

It follows the BUDD-e from last year’s CES, the compact I.D. presented at the 2016 Paris Auto Show last fall, and of course the next-generation Volkswagen e-Golf.

“The Volkswagen brand’s big electric offensive begins in the year 2020 with a completely new vehicle architecture,” said Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management for the Volkswagen brand. “That is when we will be launching an entirely new generation of fully connected, all-electric vehicles to the market. By 2025 we want to be selling one million of these vehicles annually. We are making electric mobility the new trademark of Volkswagen.”

Volkswagen is showing just how multifaceted electric mobility can be in Detroit with the I.D. BUZZ concept vehicle—maximum space utilization with all-wheel drive, electric motors at the front and rear axles, a fully autonomous driving mode (“I.D. Pilot”), and a new generation of display elements and controls. It sits up to eight people and provides a range of about 435 kilometres.

Don’t miss the photo gallery below, as well as a video presenting Volkswagen at the 2017 NAIAS.

Photos:Volkswagen
2017 Volkswagen I.D.Buzz pictures