2023 Volkswagen ID. Buzz Microbus – Five years after creating a lot of hype with its Microbus-inspired electric van design, Volkswagen finally released the production model ID. Buzz. Despite the large asterisk, the Buzz will not be available in the United States until 2024.
2023 Volkswagen ID.Buzz Microbus Review
These specs are not what Buzz intended for America. Europe will soon receive a five-seater version and an ID. Buzz Cargo van. America will get a van with a longer wheelbase, three rows of seating, and a larger wheelbase.
Two Euro-spec vans measuring 117.6 inches in wheelbase will be able to ride on an overall length of 185.5 inches. It is 76.3 inches tall, which makes it taller than the American minivan and compact crossovers like the ID. With the rear seats raised, the ID. Buzz Euro version offers 39.6 cubic feet of cargo space. The Cargo version has 137.7 cubic yards behind the front seats. Due to the additional length and packaging, the US version may receive a different package.
The ID.Buzz interior is made of sustainable materials. It also features an updated version, visually appealing, but functionally inept, of the Volkswagen ID.4’s infotainment system. Volkswagen points out the removable, movable center console of the production ID. Buzz can be carried all the way from the concept. The turning circle of the Euro version measures 36.4 feet. This is a great feature for maneuverability.
The modular propulsion system of the ID. Buzz and its battery are almost identical to the single motor ID.4. It generates 201 horsepower and 229 pounds of torque at its rear wheels. Out of a total of 82kwh, the usable battery has a maximum capacity of 77kwh. VW will provide more details about the range in the future. It will also offer more battery options with different power output levels in 2023. The ID.Buzz can charge at up to 11 kW AC (Level 2), or at a fast-charge rate of up 170 Kw DC in the European version. Bidirectional charging is also available, which will allow it to provide grid stabilization or supplemental power.
2023 Volkswagen ID.Buzz Microbus Released
Is the U.S. version going to live up to the hype? It’s not expected that the electric van version will be released until 2023. Keep your eyes peeled.