Volkswagen first debuted their I.D. Buzz microbus concept to the world back in January at the North American International Auto Show. The all-electric concept was part of a major push by the VW brand toward an electric car future and heralded by the tagline, “we make the future real.” And while the I.D. Buzz does represent the future through it’s technological advances it is finding life in large part to its past, “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 exec Herbert Diess.
It is still early and details are scarce as to what elements of the I.D. Buzz the brand will keep in returning to their microbus heritage. However, in the meantime, all fans of the original Type 2 can rejoice in knowing that they will one day soon again be seeing the VW name on microbuses.