Monday 9 January 2017 9:47 am

In pictures: VW has given its classic camper van a futuristic, driverless revamp with the ID Buzz

Volkswagen's classic camper van has been a symbol of hippie-dom for decades now – but flower power types may find it hard to love its sleek new update.

Forget snazzy new supercars – VW presented its ID Buzz concept at the Detroit Auto Show, which began yesterday, dubbing it a "multi-functional vehicle of a new era". The design is inspired by the iconic 1960s microbus, with a similar rounded silhouette.

The design of the all-electric vehicle, which VW is aiming to launch in 2020, according to Cnet, "forges links between the legendary origins of the Volkswagen brand and its electrifying future", it said.

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