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A new Volkswagen ID concept will make its debut at the Detroit motor show in January, and this one will be yet another modern take on the iconic Kombi.

The automaker has released three teaser images for its forthcoming Detroit concept car, which will be a follow up to the ID Concept unveiled at the Paris motor show this year.

The unnamed soon-to-debut concept builds on the design elements and surfacing first seen on the ID, but has a small people mover-style body that recalls the original Type 2 Kombi.

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Volkswagen isn’t revealing too many concrete details about the new ID concept car ahead of its debut in a few weeks time. All we know is that it is electric, roomy, and has the cameras, and laser, ultrasonic and radar sensors necessary for autonomous driving.

Under the skin, the new concept will share the MEB architecture that made its debut in the original ID concept.

That ID concept had a 125kW electric motor, reportedly across the rear axle, and a driving range of between 400 and 600 kilometres.

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Volkswagen has gone on the record with its aim to sell one million EVs per year by 2025, with many of these vehicles based on the ID’s MEB architecture.

News about this latest concept car seemingly confirms a report last week that claimed that Volkswagen would finally bring to market a spiritual successor for the original rear-wheel drive Kombi, albeit one that’s been updated for the modern world as an electric people mover.

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