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Volkswagen Said the ID.Buzz will Make its American Debut this Summer in California

Volkswagen announced the American debut of the ID.Buzz at the Classic Bus Action in Florida.

  • Only the Long Wheelbase Version will be sold in the United States and Canada.

  • A dual motor powertrain has also been hinted at.

  • This announcement was made during a Classic Bus event in Florida.

Volkswagen used its presence at the Classic Bus Action at the 2023 Amelia Concours d’Elegance in Florida to make an announcement concerning the new ID.Buzz.

Indeed, the automaker said the American version of the electric minivan will make its debut this summer in California, without giving much more details.

This event featured a large gathering of the classic VW Bus which heavily inspired the new model, which was also present on the Volkswagen stand along with a dozen of the more significant Busses in the company’s history.

The ID.Buzz was first shown to the public without camouflage a year ago and sales have already begun in Europe, where both passenger and cargo versions are offered.

On this side of the Atlantic, only the long-wheelbase variant will be available and it isn’t entirely clear yet if the cargo version will be offered.

1962 Volkswagen Half-Track | Photo: Volkswagen

This long wheelbase model will obviously be longer than the regular version sold in Europe, which will make it possible to seat seven passengers in three rows of seats.

Rumours from Europe say that a camper version is under development, continuing the spirit of the Westfalia conversion vans of the 60s and 70s.

Few details have been revealed about the American version in particular, but VW hinted at the addition of a dual-motor powertrain which would provide all-wheel drive and more power to this model.

This powertrain could also mean the upcoming European GTX version might make it to North America with its 335-horsepower output and sportier design.

After its public debut this summer, the American ID.Buzz is set to arrive on sale later in the year as a 2024 model, at which point it could be manufactured in Tennessee along with the American-market ID.4 electric SUV.


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