The Consumer Technology Association recently announced Volkswagen will introduce an all-new concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on January 5th and a new report is indicating the mystery model will be a new Microbus.

The Consumer Technology Association recently announced Volkswagen will introduce an all-new concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on January 5th and a new report is indicating the model will be a new Microbus.

According to Autocar, the concept will be a thinly veiled preview of the upcoming production model that is expected to be announced at the Geneva Motor Show.  The publication goes on to say the concept will be equipped with a new electric powertrain that uses lithium-ion batteries to give it a range of 400-500 km (250-310 miles).

The production model is slated to offer several different engines including a variety of turbocharged four-cylinder petrol and diesel options.  We can also expect to see a production version of the concept's electric powertrain.

Little else is known about the model but it is expected to be smaller than the Multivan and have a retro-inspired design with a short front overhang, a boxy body, and a prominent D-pillar.

The production model is slated to be built at Volkswagen's plant in Puebla, Mexico.  Nothing is official but the new Microbus is expected to begin rolling off the assembly line in 2017.

Note: Volkswagen Bulli concept pictured

Source: Autocar

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