The Volkswagen Bus makes its big comeback in electric version

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by Joseph White

DETROIT (Reuters) – Volkswagen will present on March 9 the long-awaited electric reincarnation of its famous Combi van, the ID.Buzz, for a launch in the United States in late 2023, the automaker said on Friday.

The ID.Buzz is one of the Volkswagen brand’s models generating the most anticipation and excitement since the launch of the new Beetle in the late 1990s, said Scott Keogh, head of German group operations. in North America, during a press conference call.

Volkswagen’s chairman of the board, Herbert Diess, for his part wrote on Twitter on Thursday: “The legend returns on 09/03/22!”. His post was accompanied by an animated sketch of the ID.Buzz.

Volkswagen has presented several prototypes of a new Combi over the past decade, dubbed Budd.E and Bulli, without bringing any to production, much to the frustration of fans of the vehicle.

According to Scott Keogh, a version of the ID.Buzz with three rows of seats will be launched in late 2023 or early 2024 in the United States, where the original Combi has become an icon of the counterculture. Volkswagen will launch a version with two rows of seats in Europe.

(French version Elena Vardon)

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