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Longing: Volkswagen plans to launch the electric Kombi

The Volkswagen car companies showed a version of their ID.Buzz model, an electric reincarnation of the long-awaited Kombi or Microbus, something that lovers of these vehicles expected.

It was through Twitter that Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess reported on this new model based on the famous combi. “The legend returns on 03/09/22!”. The tweet contained a sketch of the profile of the ID.Buzz van.

The ID.Buzz is one of the Volkswagen brand’s “most anticipated and most hyped” models since the company launched its new Beetle in the late 1990s, Scott Keogh, Volkswagen’s head of North American operations, said at a conference call. press, detailed the Reuters agency.

The final version will be released on March 9 and Volkswagen is scheduled to launch it in the United States in late 2023, the company detailed this Friday.

Volkswagen has shown a number of prototypes of a new Kombi in the last decade. But those earlier show vans – the Budd.E and the Bull – never made it into production, much to the frustration of fans of the vehicle.

Keogh said a three-row version of the ID.Buzz will launch in the United States, where the original Kombi became a counterculture icon, and is slated to be in late 2023 or early 2024. Volkswagen will launch a version. two-row in Europe.

Volkswagen does not plan to build the ID.Buzz at its Chattanooga US factory.

“You have to get to 100,000 units before you can find it,” Keogh explained.

Volkswagen, a German company conceived the famous Combi in 1947 and it became an icon for several generations because thanks to its low price it was accessible to acquire it.

In 2014, the company announced the exit from the market after having reached the peak of its popularity in the 1970s in several Latin American countries.

(With information from Reuters, report by Joseph White; edited in Spanish by Benjamín Mejías Valencia).

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