The 2024 Volkswagen ID.Buzz intends to address a completely untapped market, with electric cars becoming more widespread each year and few spacious EV alternatives for families. The ID.Buzz’s vintage design is inspired by the German company’s classic Type 2 Microbus—or VW Bus for short—which was the inspiration for the new vehicle’s throwback appearance. Its roomy cabin will include flexible seating and 3 rows, in addition to its particularly nostalgic exterior style. The ID.Buzz’s all-electric drivetrain will be available in rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive modes, with a range of roughly 260 miles projected. VW claims the vehicle can recharge its batteries from 5% to 80% in 30 minutes when connected to a DC fast charger.
When the ID.Buzz goes on sale in the United States in 2024, it will be the long-awaited return of the Volkswagen van to these shores. While we now have official photographs of the new microbus, the firm has yet to reveal much details, particularly about the American version. Much of that information, though, should begin to surface later this year, if not earlier.
The exterior of Volkswagen ID.Buzz
Volkswagen’s designers, on the other hand, haven’t gone overboard with the retro styling. The overall design is based on the Volkswagen ID.Buzz concept, which debuted at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show.
The Volkswagen Id. On the exterior, Buzz combines curved and precisely designed features, the latter of which makes it appear slightly aggressive and powerful. It sports a V-shaped hood, hexagonal design in the front bumper, and attractive headlamps with the IQ integrated into them. Slim horizontal LED tail lights, light LED matrix technology, and square-shaped windows Then there are the genuine tell-tale indicators of an electric vehicle, such as extremely small overhangs, aero wheels, an LED strip between the headlights, an end-to-end light strip at the back, and so on.
EVs have a high practicality rating. In comparison to ICE-powered vehicles, the space beneath the hood is typically designed for storage and has fewer mechanical components. VW appears to have abandoned this design for the ID, dubbed the frunk (front trunk) or the fruit (front-boot). Buzz. Clint Simone shared a video on Twitter that shows nothing beneath the ID’s hood. Aside from some mechanical elements, wiring, and wiper fluid, Buzz is unremarkable. There isn’t much front overhang on the ID. Buzz, thus there’s no room for front storage.
Interior of Volkswagen ID.Buzz
The Volkswagen ID.Buzz inside is spacious and customizable, which is one of its distinguishing features. For rear-seat occupants, the front seats have movable armrests and tables that slide out from the backrests. Between the front seats is a removable center console. According to VW, the U.S. version comes standard with three rows of seating and seating for seven people. The cargo section, which has 40 cubic feet of storage space, can also be provided with an adjustable load floor. A 10-inch digital gauge cluster is one of the Volkswagen ID.Buzz’s notable standard features, but top options include configurable lighting effects and a set of massage front seats.
The T1 generation inspires interior design. The combination of white and fresh colors creates a refreshing ambiance for the occupants. Ambient lighting is, of course, included in the interior design. The base system provides for a selection of 10 colors, but a higher-end alternative allows for a selection of 30 colors. The stop (brake pedal) and play (accelerate pedal) symbols on the metal pedals are a trademark interior design cue of VW ID. vehicles.
Infotainment in Volkswagen ID.Buzz Microbus
The VW van’s entertainment system is primarily controlled through a screen that protrudes from the dashboard’s center. A 10.0-inch display is normal, but a 12.0-inch display is available as an option. The Volkswagen ID.Buzz is also expected to come equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a rear-seat entertainment system. Wireless device charging and a subscriber Wi-Fi hotspot should also be on the list.
Performance and EV Motor of Volkswagen ID.Buzz
The ID.Buzz will be built on Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Drive (MEB) architecture, which also supports company vehicles including the Audi e-tron crossover and the VW ID.4 crossover. The Volkswagen ID.Buzz will be available in both commercial and passenger versions in Europe, but only a long-wheelbase passenger variant will be available in America. A single rear-mounted electric motor with 201 hp and 229 pound-feet of torque will power the standard model. A dual-motor, all-wheel-drive option with roughly 295 hp will ultimately join the roster, similar to the existing ID.4.
Battery and Charging of Volkswagen ID.Buzz
VW hasn’t revealed much about the ID.Buzz’s battery pack, particularly the one that will be used on American versions. The battery will be bigger than the 77-kWh pack that will power the next European variant, according to the manufacturer. The American Volkswagen ID.Buzz is expected to have a range of at least 260 miles per charge. Those who plug into a DC fast charger, according to VW, will be able to recharge from 5 to 80 percent in as little as 30 minutes.
Pricing of Volkswagen ID.Buzz
VW hasn’t revealed the price of the Volkswagen ID.Buzz or the trim levels that will be available. However, based on current EV market prices, it is expected to start at around $40,000.