In 2017 we first saw the ID Buzz concept by Volkswagen. The idea was to electrify in a new version of its mythical microbus that was so popular decades ago. While four years ago it was just a concept, now it seems that it will become a reality. We will have it on the roads in two years.
A Volkswagen executive confirmed some previous rumors about the ID Buzz. The German group has decided to produce it and will put it on sale in 2023 (at least in the United States). Both a passenger and a commercial version are expected to arrive in Europe.
There are not many details about the specifications and performance that this Volkswagen vehicle will have. However, it is expected to have rear-wheel drive with 200 horsepower in its basic model. Also, later on, there will be an autonomous version of the microbus packed with sensors and software that will allow a higher level of mobility.
The aim of the ID Buzz is none other than to pay homage to the microbus that was so popular from the 1950s through the 1980s, especially in the United States. Therefore, it is more than likely that it will keep the original design in almost all general aspects, as we could see in the 2017 concept. While it arrives, some have electrified older versions.
The Volkswagen ID line
Volkswagen has expanded its portfolio of electric cars in recent years through its ID line. Through this new line, the German manufacturer has proposed different vehicles in form and power, with a common electric platform that serves as a link between them. At the moment the only ones that have gone beyond the concept phase and are on sale are the ID 3 and the compact SUV ID 4. The ID 5 will also arrive soon, in theory.
Apart from the ID Buzz, other concept models that the brand has shown are the huge SUV ID Roomzz and even a buggy called, obviously, ID Buggy. All of these previously mentioned vehicles run on Volkswagen’s modular MEB platform.