It was born in 1948 as Volkswagen Type 2, since Type 1 was the famous Beetle. But it began to be manufactured in the middle of the 20th century, just in 1950 and although its technical name was T1, it was known as Kombi Volkswagen. It was equipped with a air-cooled four-cylinder boxer engine, who was staying In the back. He was able to deliver alone 25 horsepower so it was barely enough speed of 80km/h. could take up 760 Kg either in the passenger version or in the cargo version. Due to its appearance, economy and robustness, was taken as an ideal car for camping, which allowed it to become RV of two complete generations between 1960 and the end of the 70’s, years during which he only had an aesthetic improvement that did not change his very particular physiognomy.
Precisely in 1979 came the first substantial change, towards more square shapes or at least less rounded, the VW T3 It looked modern, but lost the mystique and its evolutions reached half of the last decade when it ceased to occur.
The excuse of electric cars was perfect for Volkswagen to give life again to the Kombi longed for by so many camp lovers. But since it will be electric, will have the name that the plug-in car platform has in the German mark. Unless they change it, for now it will be called ID. Buzz, and from the presentation of the first renders to the public display of the concept car which includes the future version of autonomous driving, has become one of the most anticipated novelties of the automotive industry for 2022.
Now it has a date: on March 9, the world will know the definitive version of the Volkswagen Kombi, which will put an electrical product in a segment that few pay attention to in the face of the explosion in demand for SUVs: the minivans.
Purchased with the crossover ID. 4, the electric Kombi will be 10 centimeters wider and longer, designed to continue being able to enter a garage conventional. It is higher, of course, but not so much since It will be 1.9 meters from floor to ceiling.
Although the Technical specifications will be known in the presentation, it is known that you will have the option to go from the 145 hp to 205 hp, with a 111 kWh battery that allows you to overcome 500 km of autonomy.
Normally, the cars that are tested in their final phase before launch, are covered with all kinds of camouflages, and have been seen from canvases with minimal spaces for the visibility of the testers, to plots with visual distractions who confuse to guess forms. In the Volkswagen case, doing winter tests in Nordic countries, units have been seen no obvious camouflage, but what they show is not the truth either. False optics, grills from other models, lights stuck without any function on the bumpers, are some of the aspects that will not be as they have been publicly seen.
The interior is a mystery, because what was shown in the concept cars was the design of the vehicle that will come with autonomous driving., so that the features Premium that are advertised for ID. Buzz They will be quite a discovery. Although there is one conceptual idea in the IDs. 3 and ID. 4 current, where the screens and the head-up display will surely have a leading role, and a interior space taking advantage of the flat surface of the electric platform, will allow a modular distribution surely much more versatile than that of the SUV.