It would seem Volkswagen has big plans for everybody's favorite Hippie wagon. Announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit over the weekend, the I.D. Buzz is the first-ever electric, emission free, and fully autonomous reimagining of the classic VW bus.

Despite its small stature, the Buzz packs some impressive specs, and is capable of reaching 0-62mph in five seconds with a limited top speed of 160kmh – just shy of 100mph.

Ultrasound sensors, radar sensors, area-view cameras, and laser scanners enable the vehicle to enter Pilot autonomous driving mode. When engaged, The steering wheel can then be retracted and the front seat turned 180 degrees, allowing those up front to kick it with the passengers in the back. Inside, there's enough room for eight passengers and two luggage compartments.

"This concept vehicle is the world's first electric multi-purpose vehicle to be equipped with a fully autonomous driving mode. It carries the feeling of freedom of the Microbus over to a completely new era of mobility," said Volkswagen board member, Dr. Frank Welsch.

While Volkswagen's I.D. electric concept car is scheduled to arrive at some point in 2020, it remains to be seen whether the I.D. Buzz will go into production at all.

Getting back to the current, the new Mercedes-AMG 2018 GT C is here and it's predictably awesome.

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