VW ID. Buzz Texas Preview, VW Recalls Atlas SUVs

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VW’s top brass discovered an American supersized fondness for its retro-themed ID. Buzz “Microbus” shown at SXSW, last month, in Austin, Texas.  While they’re still saying the USA version will have a longer wheelbase and three-row seating, VW now claims it hasn’t ruled out building it in the States or producing a truck-like version. Yes, there are four two-tone exterior color combos generating that distinctive T1 VW vibe.  USA deliveries arrive in 2024.

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VW recalled nearly 233,000 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport models because the front side airbags might not deploy properly. There’s also a problem with the electric parking brake engaging when it shouldn’t; the vehicle’s windows may roll down unexpectedly.

VW blames corroded vehicle wiring.  It’s developing a fix.