Where Can I Buy a Volkswagen Bus?

Volkswagen bus

If you’ve been searching for a Volkswagen bus for sale, you might be disappointed to learn that your best hopes are private sellers and vintage car dealers. Occasionally, a used VW bus will find its way to our Glenview used Volkswagen inventory, but those opportunities are few and far between. That said, if you live near Northbrook or Park Ridge, you still may have an opportunity to get behind the wheel of this well-loved vintage vehicle.

Renting a VW Bus

If you want to enjoy the classic style and unique potential offered by the unmistakable Volkswagen bus, renting just might be your best option! After all, drivers who rent never have to worry about long-term maintenance costs, and companies like VW Surfari make it easy to rent a Volkswagen bus or a VW Vanagon, even when you’re working on a budget.

Familiarize yourself with some of the different VW bus model types before you start your search:

  • Volkswagen Bus Tent
  • Volkswagen Camper Van
  • Volkswagen Hightop Camper Van
  • Volkswagen Type 2 (T1) Microbus
  • Volkswagen Type 2 (T2) “Bay Window” Bus
  • Volkswagen Samba-Bus or Deluxe Microbus
  • Volkswagen Westfalia Camping Van

Nostalgia Incarnate: The Legendary “Light” VW Bus Returns!

Although there aren’t any new VW busses being manufactured today, fans of this iconic vehicle might still get excited about the return of the VW “Light” bus, a customized model painted in 1968 by the artist Robert “Dr. Bob” Hieronimus. This unmistakable bus features brightly painted esoteric, counter-cultural designs, recalling the sights and emotions of 1968.

Although no new VW bus was engineered, the team was able to find an exact replica of the original, and they painted it into a perfect match!

The return of the VW “Light” bus was occasioned for the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, that famous music festival that helped to define a generation. With a new generation of drivers coming of age at new music festivals across the country, it’s no surprise that the unforgettable VW bus is making a comeback.

Will There Ever Be a New VW Bus?

Volkswagen has recently revealed that a new VW bus is in the works, and we couldn’t be more thrilled for our neighbors near Chicago and Niles. This all-new, all-electric model will be based on the I.D. Buzz concept, first previewed at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. The latest bus will have the look and feel of the old model, but with tons of cutting-edge technology under the hood and in the cabin. We currently expect it to arrive at dealerships before the end of 2022.

So, what can you expect from the next VW bus? Already, we know that it will be based on the same platform as a future all-electric VW SUV, itself modeled after the I.D. Crozz concept. The VW engineers expect it to offer an all-electric driving range of up to 300 miles, and for those who take advantage of the VW fast-charge system, up to 80% of the battery life can be restored in just 30 minutes!

Keep an Eye on Our New Volkswagen Inventory!

We’ll continue to keep you up-to-date on the latest news surrounding the re-release of the VW bus. For answers to questions like “How much is a VW bus?” you’ll have to check back when the release date gets closer!

Since you still have a long time to wait before you can buy a new VW bus, why not check out our current new Volkswagen inventory today! With roomy, capable models like the VW Atlas and the VW Tiguan in stock, you’ll find plenty to get excited about when you come to Jennings Volkswagen. Contact us or just stop in today!

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