Listen Now: The New Minibus
One of the biggest heartthrobs from the summer of love is making a twenty first century comeback.
In 1950 the german automaker Volkswagen launched its Minibus which quickly became a well known symbol of that era. Then in 2013 the model was discontinued over safety concerns including a lack of airbags and antilock brakes. Now the company is revamping the minibus and plans to introduce it to a new generation in 2020.
So here’s what we know about the upgrade. The new model is called the ID Buzz and will be fully electric. Like most new cars being introduced it will feature a touchscreen to control the car’s functions instead of knobs or buttons. And the company will make sure the new model stays ahead of the curve with technology to go driverless.
Instead of a key you will be able to open the car with your phone. And don’t worry about cabin space; the seats can be rotated and moved with tracks on the floor. To check it out go to banmiller on business dot com.
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CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.