- The American version of the VW ID.Buzz electric van will debut in June, Volkswagen has confirmed.
- It will have a long-wheelbase configuration and seven seats as standard.
- We expect it to arrive for the 2024 model year, which means it could go on sale late this year or early next year.
VW’s Microbus revival, the electric ID.Buzz van, is already on sale in Europe, and now we’re finally getting some updates on the US version and when it’ll arrive on our shores. Volkswagen has confirmed that the long-wheelbase version of the Buzz will make its debut in June before going on sale in America for the 2024 model year. Our spy photographers also spotted a prototype of the LWB van being tested in winter conditions, giving us our first look at this different configuration.
The difference between the short-wheelbase European model and the long-wheelbase American model is most obvious when you look at the length of the rear sliding doors. Otherwise, the two look almost identical on the outside. The American version will come standard with three rows of seats and should offer seating for seven passengers, while the Euro version has two rows of seats. We expect some other interior trim differences, though we hope the fun interior color options make their way to our market.
VW also told us that the larger US-bound Buzz will have a larger battery pack than the 77.0 kWh pack available elsewhere. The base model will have a single rear-mounted electric motor producing 201 horsepower, and a dual-motor all-wheel-drive upgrade will be optional and should offer the same 295 horsepower as the AWD option in the ID.4 SUV.
Look for more information to come when the 2024 ID.Buzz makes its US debut in June, including pricing, range estimates and a more concrete on-sale date.
Despite being raised on a steady diet of base-model Hondas and Toyotas—or perhaps because of it—Joey Capparella nonetheless cultivated an obsession with the automotive industry during his childhood in Nashville, Tennessee. He found a way to write about cars for the school paper during his college years at Rice University, which eventually led him to move to Ann Arbor, Michigan for his first professional auto writing gig at Car Magazine. He was part of the Car and Driver team since 2016 and now lives in New York City.