It will take another five years but fans of the classic VW Bus can finally look forward to a return of the model, sources at Volkswagen confirm.
VW brand chief Herbert Diess is a fan of the Bus-styled I.D. Buzz concept, in part because the predecessor is a feel-good throwback to the days when VW stood for flower power, not toxic pollutants.
The original "T1" Microbus that began life in 1950, technically called the Transporter but known in Germany as the Bulli, is one of those few VW models that comes to define a segment or even a generation much like the Beetle or the Golf. One of the designers on the I.D. Buzz project even claimed the VW Bus holds the record for the most often sold toy car and the Samba version is a collector's item for classic car enthusiasts.