After five yearsthe Volkswagen code. Buzz Yes final was revealed in the manufacturing specification. Well, the wait is over (mostly, a little more on that) for the resurgence of the electric microbus. And in that time, the van has managed to maintain most of the exterior design of the concept, and it retains the name that was spawned by the concept: the ID. Buzz. As far as we know, it’s a unique ID. pattern with a word suffix instead of a number.
From the outside, it’s clearly related to its predecessor, especially when it comes to the optional two-tone paint job. It has similarly slim headlights and taillights that blend into the character lines that separate the top and bottom of the car. It has loads of diamond holes in the front bottom for air intake. The rear pillars are slightly thicker and have braces inspired by the rear air intakes of the original rear-engined trucks. Its shape is also very similar to a taxi. Of course, there are differences, such as the addition of a corporate light bar in front of the nose and rear hatch, and it has a slightly less rounded shape, possibly for practical reasons. All the columns are hidden, to give it a semi-floating roof.
Inside, the car looks like a much more modern car VW. It has a standard 10-inch Digital Cockpit instrument display as well as a 10-inch touchscreen for the infotainment. A 12-inch unit is available as an option. There are also touch buttons for climate control, something we haven’t seen in other VWs. Magnetic indicator light ID.4 make profit provides visual cues for all the different functions. However, it’s not all modern VW inside. Available as an option is a two-tone interior that matches the exterior.
About the topic color, there are four two-tone options, all of which use Candy White for the top color. These include the energetic lemon yellow and orange, which you see on the short-wheelbase passenger van shown at the top. Also available are Bay Leaf Green and Starlight Blue, the latter of which is shown on the ID. Buzz Goods shown above. All four of these colors are also available in single-color configurations and combine them into Candy White, Mono Silver, and Deep Black options.
A variety of IDs. Buzz profiles will be available, but only one version is coming to the US. In Europe, Buzz will launch in Q3 of this year in short wheelbase or commercial form delivery truck with a three-seat front bench or a two-row passenger van, with two front seats and a three-seat rear bench. Later, a three-six-row version of the short-wheelbase model will be sold with a second row of seats. In 2023, VW will unveil a long-wheelbase version with three rows and seven seats. This is the version the US will get, but it won’t authorized dealer until 2024 as a 2025 model.
Only one powertrain has been announced for the ID. Buzz so far. That’s the rear engine layout, rear-wheel drive from the base ID.4. The engine makes 201 horsepower and 229 pound-feet of torque. The the battery is the unit of 82 kWh from ID.4, with 77 kWh available for use. The charging speed is 11 kW for AC charging and 170 kW for DC fast charging. VW has said additional battery options will come later, and because it’s built on the same MEB architecture as the other IDs. models, it looks like a 302-hp, dual-engine, four-wheel drive variant could appear in the future.
Pricing for IDs. Buzz has not been published. Above preview drive VW held in the UK, the company said it was aiming for £50,000 with the cargo version around £42,000. We’re sure the US version will start higher than the ID.4, which starts around $42,000, simply because of its larger size. But we’ll certainly know more between now and a few years before our long-wheelbase versions are ready.
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