Volkswagen has shown the first official image of the ID electric van. Buzz, a model called to become one of the main representatives of its electric ID range. Initially, this interesting neo-retro-style electric car will go on sale throughout the second half of next year, so its presence should not take long to produce.
The production of the Volkswagen ID. Buzz, which will take place at the German Hannover plant, will begin early next year. It is expected to be available in passenger and commercial versions, as well as in two lengths (4.70 and 5 meters long). Only the long-bodied passenger variant will reach the US market.
Aesthetically, the ID. Definitive Buzz will be very similar to the ID prototypes. Buzz Concept and ID. Buzz Cargo Concept, both inspired by the master lines of the legendary Transporter T1 of the 50s and 60s, is known internationally for being the preferred means of transport for members of the hippie movement.
Although in the official image its bodywork is still strongly camouflaged, it can be seen that the new model will have optics very similar to those of the rest of the ID range, including an LED mustache that will join the headlights to a generously sized logo. The forms will be very squared to maximize the interior space, hence the shortness of the hood.
The Volkswagen ID. Buzz is inspired by the design of the Transporter T1
In the absence of official confirmation, it is expected to be initially available with two power levels (170 hp and 204 hp, in both cases being rear-wheel drive) associated with two battery packs ( 77 kWh and 110 kWh ). Later all-wheel-drive variants will join, possibly reaching powers of up to 299 hp.
According to a report published by the German press, the starting price of the ID. Buzz will be about 40,000 euros before aid, so it will be competitive against the new thermal T7 (Transporter, Caravelle, and Multivan). On the other hand, we should not rule out the launch of a California camper version.
On the other hand, the ID. Buzz will also play a fundamental role in the development process of autonomous driving technology within the Volkswagen Group, as it has been the model chosen as the basis for developing a fleet of robotaxis (which will be operated by Moia, the mobility company of the company) in collaboration with Argo AI, which will become operational in Germany in 2025.