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  • 2021 Volkswagen Transporter (T7) spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    VW is working on both a new generation of its Transporter as well as an electric successor to the iconic Microbus based on 2017's ID Buzz concept car.

  • 2020 Volkswagen Transporter (T6.1)
    2020 Volkswagen Transporter (T6.1) is the Bus we won't see

    Volkswagen is working on an electric successor to its iconic Microbus based on 2017's ID Buzz concept car. It's confirmed for a launch here in 2022. However, concurrent with the development of the new electric van is continued development of VW's Transporter series of vans sold overseas, the latest...

  • Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo concept
    VW ID Buzz Cargo concept to debut at 2018 LA auto show, production version targeted for 2022 launch

    Volkswagen will use this week's 2018 Los Angeles auto show to present the ID Buzz Cargo concept. The electric cargo carrier was first shown in September at a commercial vehicles expo in Germany, and the version bound for L.A. will be dressed as a support vehicle for VW's ID R Pikes Peak electric...

  • Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo concept
    Newest VW ID Buzz concept previews electric cargo carrier

    Volkswagen used this week's 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany to present a cargo carrying version of its ID Buzz concept. You'll recall we first saw the ID Buzz at the 2017 Detroit auto show, with VW later confirming a production version due here in 2022 as a spiritual...

  • 2019 Volkswagen Grand California
    Volkswagen Grand California comes with bathroom, bunk bed

    While we can only dream of a modern Microbus, Volkswagen customers overseas have a number of options based on the German automaker's Transporter and Crafter vans. Earlier this year we were able to test a Transporter-based camper known as the California that VW brought over. It featured pretty much...

  • VW MOIA ride-sharing concept car
    Report: Apple to use VW vans for first self-driving service

    Apple and the Volkswagen Group have reportedly forged a deal that will see VW's Transporter van, the modern version of the iconic Microbus, used by Apple for its first self-driving service. The news was reported on Wednesday by The New York Times which cited people familiar with the project. The...

  • Volkswagen California Ocean Red

    Our ideal garage is full of weird French hatchbacks, Japanese kei cars, German wagons, and Volkswagen vans. But as North Americans, we’re stuck admiring these wondrous oddities from afar. Aside from the tragic Volkswagen Routan, the U.S. hasn't seen a new VW van since the Eurovan disappeared 15 years ago. And until the all-electric I.D. Buzz arrives, that's not likely to change. It should. After three days and two nights living in one of VW's iconic camper vans (along with a short drive in a passenger-only Multivan), this is the forbidden fruit Americans should clamor for. Living the...

  • 1959 Mercedes-Benz O 319 bus
    VW Microbus too common? This retro Mercedes bus may do the trick

    Everyone knows the Volkswagen Microbus, which stands as an icon of the German automaker to this day. The Mercedes-Benz O 319 bus is likely not as well known, but this fine example is just the ticket if the VW bus is just a little too commonplace. RM Sotheby's will offer the pristine 1959...

  • VW MOIA ride-sharing concept car
    Volkswagen reveals MOIA ride-sharing electric van concept

    The Volkswagen Group doesn't simply want to electrify its portfolio of brands and cars for personal ownership, it also wants to provide sustainable transportation in other ways. Its first step? Ridesharing. This week, the automaker's newly minted MOIA mobility unit revealed its first vehicle...

  • Volkswagen ID Buzz Concept
    What it's like to drive a concept car

    When an automaker says its concept vehicle is powered by unicorn farts, emits only cotton candy, and can accelerate from 0-60 mph in two shakes of a lamb's tail, don't believe them. What they are actually saying is, "If we ever develop the technology to build this thing, that's what it could do."...

  • Volkswagen ID Buzz at Pebble
    New VW bus is coming; cargo van, hatchback also due by 2022

    Volkswagen has been hinting at a return of its Microbus for years. VW first teased it in 2001. It then appeared as a concept car called the Bulli at the 2011 Geneva motor show, again as the electric Budd-E Concept at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2016, and finally as the I.D. Buzz Concept at the...

  • Volkswagen ID Buzz concept, 2017 Detroit auto show
    Volkswagen gets a charge out of its electric Microbus concept

    Volkswagen is putting on a full court press when it comes to SUVs and alternative energy vehicles. Shifting sentiment in the aftermath of Dieselgate won’t be easy, but the company feels these vehicles, targeted directly at American consumers, will change the tide. Fortunately, VW’s...

  • Volkswagen T1 Transport van packs a Porsche 993 Turbo engine

    The Volkswagen Microbus is a beloved motoring icon that has fans all over the globe. It's a classic machine with a dash of perennial cool attached. It's also incredibly slow. You're never in a rush when you're driving a VW Bus. Unless, of course you're talking about the T1 Race Taxi created by a mad Swiss gentleman named Fred Bernhard. Instead of a pokey VW mill out back, this van now features a twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter flat-6 plucked from a Porsche 993. It's been reworked so that it's putting out a massive 530 horsepower and nearly 560 pound-feet of torque. According to the description of...

  • Volkswagen Budd-e Concept
    Volkswagen Budd-e Concept At CES: Microbus Goes All-Electric

    With the world debut of a new concept vehicle at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Volkswagen is signaling that it’s seriously thinking about plugging a new generation of the legendary Microbus back into its lineup—but as an all-electric plug-in van. The...

  • Volkswagen 2016 CES electric concept vehicle teaser photo
    New Teaser For VW’s CES Concept Reveals Budd.e Name

    Volkswagen has released a new teaser image for its concept debuting at this week’s 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, and the image reveals what's likely to be the "Budd.e" name. A previous teaser showed the front-end design of the concept. The new name has been previously trademarked by VW and...

  • Volkswagen 2016 CES concept teaser
    VW Concept For 2016 CES Teased In New Video

    Volkswagen is set to reveal a new concept car at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, and today we got a second look at the vehicle by way of a teaser video. The concept is thought to preview a new generation of VW’s Microbus, which is reported to be entering production sometime later this...

  • Volkswagen 2016 CES concept teaser
    New VW Bus To Enter Production In 2017, Potential Concept Version Teased

    Volkswagen is just itching to launch a new generation of its Microbus. First there was the Microbus concept of 2001, and then there was the funky Bulli concept of 2011. Now there’s said to be a new ‘Bus’ concept coming and this one may just preview a planned production model...

  • Original Volkswagen Microbus and the 2016 Transporter
    Volkswagen Close To Confirming New Bus?

    When Volkswagen released its New Beetle nearly two decades ago, optimistic American enthusiasts speculated a modern Microbus based on the automaker's Transporter series of vans sold overseas couldn't be far behind. And it looks like the long wait might be coming to an end. ALSO SEE: New Volkswagen...

  • Volkswagen T1 bus 'Race Taxi'

    Check out this Volkswagen bus with the heart of a 911.

  • 2011 Volkswagen Bulli Concept live photos
    Build The Bulli? Report Says VW Concept May See Production

    Britain's Autocar is reporting that Volkswagen's popular Bulli concept may be headed to production in Volkswagen's Puebla, Mexico facility.

  • Volkswagen Bulli Concept
    Report: Volkswagen Bulli To Enter Production As Scion xB Competitor

    It's just over a week since its debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, but already the Volkswagen Bulli microbus concept has reportedly received the green light for production. According to the report, it will be built in Mexico and sold in the U.S., aimed at the likes of the Scion xB. The small...

  • 2011 Volkswagen Bulli Concept live photos
    2011 Volkswagen Bulli Concept Live Photos: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

    The bus is back! Well, sort of, anyway. The Volkswagen Bulli Concept shows that VW hasn't forgotten its long-cube roots. It may even be planning a revisitation of them. This all-electric concept certainly points toward an intriguing vision of what that might look like. Despite its microbus...

  • Volkswagen Bulli Concept
    Volkswagen Bulli Concept: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

    The Volkswagen Microbus has been a cult classic since its debut 60 years ago, despite aging sheetmetal and what is, by today's standards, marginal safety and performance. VW hopes to change that with the new Bulli, a concept electric van being shown this week in Geneva. The Bulli is, according to...

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