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Volkswagen recharges the Microbus – flower power safely intact

Manufacturers such as Jaguar and Aston Martin might be producing authentic ‘continuations’ of illustrious models from their back catalogues, but Volkswagen has looked to the future for its modern interpretation of the iconic T1 Microbus…


Spearheading Volkswagen’s ambitious electric plans in fine style, the I.D. Buzz is a fully electric, all-wheel-drive, autonomous concept vehicle, which boasts a range of 270 miles and a modular interior. While these details are impressive, it’s the concept’s pleasing retro-modern styling that surprised us the most, and is much improved from some of the company’s earlier attempts. Production is rumoured to start in 2022, by which point we’re confident the roads will be filled with similarly futuristic-looking and eerily silent vehicles.  

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You can find a selection of the original Microbus, the Volkswagen T1, listed for sale in the Classic Driver Market.