Hannover, 12 May 2021 – With development already underway, the first self-driving prototypes based on the future ID. BUZZ will commence operations in Munich this summer. It marks a milestone in the Group's international collaboration, as part of which Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) is facilitating the development of Level 4-capable autonomous driving technology for self-driving vans. Light commercial vehicles are the first, logical place for utilizing autonomous transportation of people and goods. “Our aim with the self-driving version of the ID. BUZZ is to facilitate commercial deployment of transport and delivery services starting in 2025”, explained divisional director Christian Senger during a digital press conference. “In select cities, customers will be able to have a self-driving vehicle take them to their destination. The delivery of goods and packages will also be made much easier through our autonomous driving service.”
Hannover, 11 May 2021 – It is a feature that even the first Multivan already had on board more than 35 years ago: a table in the back. Since then, this practical feature has been an ever-present in every generation of the all-rounder. Over the years the detailed design of the tables became increasingly innovative: now comes the most flexible table ever – in the new Multivan. Why are we even calling it a table? Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has reinvented the feature: from now on it's a multi-function system, which can also be used as a centre console – not just in the front, but on any seating row.
Hannover, 5 May 2021 – The Multivan is one of the greatest motor vehicle icons of the present day. Now the time has come to write another chapter in this story of success. With a completely new Multivan. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will be celebrating its world premiere in June. Initial sketches now provide a preview of how the next Multivan will look. Head designer Albert Kirzinger: “The new Multivan bears the unmistakable genes of the world’s best-known MPV design.”
Hannover, 4 May 2021 – Following a multi-stage pitch involving several advertising agencies, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) has picked Scholz & Friends as its new lead agency: Scholz & Friends Group, with offices in Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Berlin, Brussels and Zurich, is thus taking over all marketing communications concepts and strategies for the VWCV brand as of January 2022 for the following three years.
Hannover, 27 April 2021 – Sometimes even something really good needs to be reinvented to make it even better. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has done that and simply dispensed with the gear knob. In the Multivan. The objective: to make driving easier and to increase space. Generation one and two of this best-selling vehicle – the T3 and T4 – were equipped with a conventional gear lever with a long shaft. In the third and fourth generation of the Multivan – the T5 and T6 – the means of changing gear then moved to the instrument panel. That optimised the gap through to the back, a typical feature in the Bulli. However, it can be even better, as a new Multivan will soon show.
Hannover, 22 April 2021 – The Multivan is the master of transformation: family MPV, business shuttle, sports gear transporter, removal van, camper with sleeping space, a vehicle for everything. The first-generation Multivan launched in 1985 already scored with this concept. It is the model line’s DNA. With each new Multivan the flexibility of the interior has been further perfected. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is now presenting this year the next stage in the cult vehicle’s evolution: the new Multivan. It will have the most flexible interior system that a Bulli has ever had.
Hannover, 22 April 2021- Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is participating as part of the global ‘Earth Day’ today in the Group-wide climate campaign #Project1Hour. Employees will spend an hour, exclusively and in addition to ongoing projects, jointly looking at the issue of climate protection, discussing their personal experiences and developing concrete ideas for improvement.
Hannover, 19 April 2021 – For many it epitomises hippy culture, yet it was a popular minibus long before the ‘Flower Power’ generation: exactly 70 years ago, a classy 8-seater minibus was unveiled simply as a ‘Special Version’ at the first post-war IAA in Frankfurt. Today, this VW minibus is known globally by the name ‘Samba’ and is especially coveted. The ‘Samba’ is regarded by many as the pinnacle of the Bulli cult.
Hannover, 13 April 2021 – A recipe for success – take the best van of its time and add the comfort of a car and unprecedented variability in the interior. The result: the Multivan. Still an icon of its genre. A cult vehicle for generations. Unique Bulli DNA. Even a completely new Multivan will remain true to this DNA. And that’s precisely the plan: later this year, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will be taking the Multivan and the associated lifestyle feeling into the next automotive era.