Volkswagen has officially unveiled the 2016 Volkswagen Budd-e concept at the Consumer Electronics Show in Los Angeles.
Described as the 21st century Microbus, the new 2016 Volkswagen Budd-e concept features a bold front fascia with LED headlight and a big radiator grille that integrates LED ambient lighting. There are also flared D-pillars, a unique set of taillights and 21 inch alloy wheels.
The 2016 Volkswagen Budd-e concept also comes with roof-mounted solar panels, a digital rearview set of mirrors and a Drop Box that pops out of the rear bumper.
The 2016 Volkswagen Budd-e concept is 181 inches long, 76.3 inches wide, and 72.2 inches tall with a wheelbase that measures 124.1 inches.
2016 Volkswagen Budd-e concept – Interior
Inside the cabin, the 2016 Volkswagen Budd-e concept has a massive curved display that integrates three individually configurable screens. The multifunction steering wheel controls responds to swipes and pressure. All of the concept’s features are controlled by touch and gesture controls and it also has an advance voice recognition system.
The 2016 Volkswagen Budd-e concept uses the all-new Modular Electric Platform (MEB) which was developed to be used on plug-in and electric vehicles. The power comes from two electric motors mounted to each axle that are kept alive thanks to a 101 kWh battery pack. The juice will be able to deliver a maximum speed of 93 mph and the 2016 Volkswagen Budd-e concept can travel up to 373 miles on a single charge. The other technical details weren’t made public.