Volkswagen is engaged on a contemporary tackle its iconic Microbus, previewed in 2017 by the ID.Buzz idea automotive.
The manufacturing ID.Buzz primarily based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular electric-vehicle platform debuts subsequent 12 months forward of the beginning of U.S. gross sales someday in 2023, that means we should always see it arrive at dealerships as a 2024 mannequin.
VW plans a number of variations of the electrical van, together with passenger variations, one for hauling cargo, and one other fitted with self-driving know-how from America’s Argo AI. Throughout a presentation on Thursday outlining its funding plans for the following 5 years, VW Group confirmed there may even be an ID.California model.
2024 Volkswagen ID.Buzz manufacturing mannequin spy photographs – Photograph credit score: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
No particulars on the ID.California had been talked about, aside from the car sharing a manufacturing web site in Hanover, Germany, with the remainder of the ID.Buzz vary. Nonetheless, we all know VW makes use of the California tag for vans aimed toward tenting fanatics.
The title was initially used for the Transporter-based California van, a model of which we examined in 2018. The van featured just about every part you want for an prolonged keep at a tenting web site, together with a pop-up roof, cooker and fridge, and a pair of beds every sufficiently big for 2. VW has since launched California variations of its smaller Caddy van and greater Crafter van.
With the electrical powertrain of the ID.Buzz, including powered equipment to the ID.California needs to be breeze. Issues like complete kitchens could also be attainable and even perhaps a bathe with sizzling water.