Pinjarra Murray Times - - DRIVE WAY -

VW’s famed Kombi and Mi­crobus mod­els are likely to be back on the roads – but not for an­other five or so years, and not quite as they used to be.

The iconic Kom­bis of yes­ter­year, now fetch­ing huge prices on auc­tion, will be rein­car­nated as a VW I.D Buzz and in­stead of the chaff-cut­ter sound of the old boxer en­gine, there will barely be any sound at all: it will be all-elec­tric.

The bat­tery pack will be un­der­floor, free­ing up in­te­rior space, so even more back­pack­ers of tomorrow will be able to call it home.

The con­cept ve­hi­cle has an out­put of about 275kW and can run for more than 400km on a charge.

It will have a hi-tech in­te­rior too, and VW says there will be two more elec­tricwa­gens ar­riv­ing about the same time as the I.D Buzz.

Switched on: the Mi­crobus re­turns as the I.D Buzz – in about five years.

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