Volkswagen ID.Buzz, the electric van will arrive in March

Volkswagen ID.Buzz, the electric van will arrive in March

Volkswagen ID.Buzz

Ever since Volkswagen unveiled the Microbus Concept at the 2001 Detroit Auto Show, the general public has been eagerly awaiting the launch of the final version which has finally arrived. After more than twenty years and three electric concept cars later, we finally have a launch date for the Volkswagen T2's spiritual successor, the ID. Buzz.

Volkswagen has officially announced that the production version of the ID. Buzz - it is not yet clear if that will be his name - will arrive on March 9, 2022. The announcement was made via Twitter by VW Group CEO Herbert Diess, who shared a digital sketch of the electric minivan. The video was accompanied by a cryptic message “The legend will return on 03/09/2022”, leading many readers to wonder if it will return on March 9 or September 3.

The legend returns on 03/09 / 22!

- Herbert Diess (@Herbert_Diess) January 6, 2022

The executive later confirmed that the debut is scheduled for March 9, 2022 and will be on a global scale, therefore both in America and in Europe. Compared to the model presented in Detroit 20 years ago, the differences seem very limited; the new variant will be equipped with homologated lights, visible handles and side mirrors to allow more complete control of the surrounding environment.

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According to what has been reported in recent months by Automotive News, Volkswagen intends to market a double version, one dedicated to the transport of passengers and another more focused on the transport of goods. In addition, further declinations with steps of varying length may be available. So far, VW has only confirmed the plant in Hanover, Germany, as the manufacturing location of the ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo, although it is likely that the manufacturer will also extend production at the American site of Chattanooga, Tennessee. While the unveiling is scheduled for March, the road debut will be for the third quarter of 2022 in Europe with deliveries to America starting in 2023.

The price is still a mystery even if a previous report suggested a list of 40 thousand euros for the basic variant and 60 thousand for the top of the range.

2024 Volkswagen ID.Buzz Microbus EV Will Debut March 9

Photo credit: Volkswagen

  • The 2024 Volkswagen ID.Buzz Microbus will be revealed on March 9, 2022.

  • It will arrive in the United States in 2023 in its three-row passenger van configuration.

  • Pricing is expected to start around $40,000, and both single- and dual-motor version should be available.

  • The wait is almost over for the return of the Volkswagen bus. Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess announced via Twitter that the 2024 ID.Buzz Microbus will be revealed on March 9.

    The ID.Buzz is inspired by the iconic Type 2 Microbus that was introduced in the 1950s, and its design will be appropriately retro. We've seen prototypes testing and VW revealed a glimpse of the production version last fall (pictured). It'll be built on VW's Modular Electric Drive (MEB) platform that currently underpins the ID.4 electric crossover on sale now in the States. We expect the ID.Buzz to offer a driving range of around 300 miles and both single- and dual-motor configurations providing rear- or all-wheel drive.

    Photo credit: Volkswagen

    We'll only get a long-wheelbase passenger van version here in the U.S., and it will arrive in 2023 for the 2024 model year. It will offer three rows of seats that can be configured in multiple different ways—and they can even be removed. We expect pricing to start around $40,000 to make it competitive with other EV offerings. A commercial cargo version without windows will be sold in Europe.

    Check back here in March for more specs and details when the new electric Microbus makes its debut.

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