Tuesday, February 7, 2023
News Volkswagen ID.BUZZ Minibus Teased Before Launch

Volkswagen ID.BUZZ Minibus Teased Before Launch

A new glimpse at the Volkswagen ID.BUZZ shows its almost ready for production

  • Volkswagen had talked about bringing back its iconic minibus as an electric vehicle since 2017

  • The ID.BUZZ will be sold in North America starting in 2023

  • The prototype was teased during the reveal of the new ID.5 SUV

The Volkswagen Minibus is one of the most iconic vehicles ever made as it became a part of the counter-culture movement of the 60s and 70s.

Since 2017, Volkswagen has hinted at its intentions to bring it back as an electric vehicle and this will be a reality starting in 2023.

The automaker confirmed that the ID.BUZZ concept will reach production in two years and it has also indicated the minibus will be sold in North America, where some of them will also be built.

The factory in Chattanooga that currently builds the ID.4 electric SUV will be adapted to manufacture the North American version of the ID.BUZZ, while the European models will be made in Germany.

The latest version of the concept was teased during the launch of the new ID.5 SUV and it looks almost ready for mass production.

Things might still change however, since the appearance of the vehicle has been modified extensively in the last months and the official reveal is still some ways away.

Despite the vehicle wearing camouflage during its most recent sighting, the overall shape of the prototype is easy to see and the resemblance to the rounded, first generation of the Minibus is evident.

The front end will feature lights and a grille that are inspired by the ones used on the members of Volkswagen’s ID family of electric cars, such as the ID.4.

We can also see the ID.BUZZ has rear sliding doors, which will make it the first electric minivan to reach our market.

Few other details have been revealed, but the ID.BUZZ is expected to be powered by a 80 kWh battery and its base price should be under $50,000 in the United States.

A multitude of interior configurations could also be offered as a nod to the original Minibus, which was a favorite among campers and people with particular needs due to its highly configurable interior.

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