The iconic VW camper van will always be remembered for its part in the flower-power hippy movement throughout the ’60s.
Since its removal from production in 2013, the car has become more of a collectors item.
VW vans served generations of families on their holidays at home and abroad. This left people heartbroken when the factory doors closed in 2013.
However, for those people there is some good news – it’s back.
The original van had a rattling, petrol engine, so VW have opted to swap it for a green electric motor.
They have named the van the ID Buzz, and it comes with a whole host of hi-tech gadgets.
The retro styling of the vehicle is still familiar but with a contemporary twist.
The designer took inspiration from the classic Microbus, which was built from the 1950s to the 1970s.
However, the new ID Buzz is practically lightyears ahead; it has self-drive features in place for when the relevant legislation passes.
It will carry a price tag of between £30,000 to £40,000, and plans to be on sale around 2022.
The retro appearance will appeal to fans of the original VW ‘Type 2’, even if the price is vastly different from the £668 cost when the vehicle first hit UK shores in the mid 1950s.
The ID Buzz will have two electric motors, producing 369bhp, compared to the 50bhp on offer in the late ’60s and early ’70s.
Extra space is available because of the lack of petrol engine and batteries will be under the floor.
The driver can change the seating layout at the touch of a button.
This means the eight-seat layout can switch to a comfortable dining table arrangement if required.
Full charge will reach around 373 miles, and the battery can be recharged to 80 percent within 30 minutes.
The plan is for the van to completely self-drive, where laser scanners, ultrasonic and radar sensors and cameras monitor other road users and surroundings.
However, one essential feature of the original VW is missing. The roof does not pop up like a concertina, which is a favourite trick of loyal owners to create more headroom.
Check out the video below for a look at what’s to come.