What We Know So Far About the VW ID. Buzz
A Preview of Things to Come with Our Next VW Electric Car
When the engineers and designers over at Volkswagen originally conceived our first VW electric car, they knew it wasn’t going to be a one-time thing. The all-new Volkswagen ID.4 for sale is arguably one of our biggest successes in recent memory. In fact, it was the winner of the 2021 World Car of the Year Award. This car is selling so well that we can barely keep them on the lot before they get snatched up by interested buyers.
However, even with all the success of the VW ID.4, the plan was always to keep chipping away at the EV market until Volkswagen proved they do electric cars just as well as traditional ones. Volkswagen doesn’t want to have one electric vehicle option; they want to have several. That brings us to the topic of the VW ID.Buzz, which will be the next iteration of Volkswagen electric vehicles.
VW hit it big the first time with an EV SUV. Now they’re going to set their sights on something else entirely. Coming soon to VW Lee’s Summit, the VW ID. Buzz will be the first all-electric van to fly under the Volkswagen banner. Let’s get to know a little bit more about this exciting new vehicle.
The VW Electric Car That Isn’t a Car at All
For those who are familiar with the VW line of vehicles from decades past, the VW ID.Buzz is going to strike a nostalgic chord with you. Many of the design elements of the ID.Buzz took inspiration from the VW Type 2 Microbus (aka the VW Bus) from the 1970s. When you think of the ID.Buzz, think of family travel and tailgating parties at Arrowhead and Kaufmann. It’s the perfect companion for cross-country trips or for those times when cargo space is king.
This isn’t the slow and sluggish van that you may remember from your childhood. The VW ID.Buzz is a spacious technological marvel that values power just as much as it does elegant design and future-forward features.
Volkswagen achieved unparalleled greatness with the VW ID.4. The VW ID.Buzz will continue to build on that established reputation by further raising the bar in the EV market.
What to Expect From the VW ID.Buzz
New vehicles go through certain phases before they’re released to the public. First, everyone gets an initial look via a concept vehicle. Then, the manufacturer goes through several more iterations of that concept vehicle over the next few years as it’s developed. Finally, once everything is set in stone, the manufacturer will make the official debut of that vehicle at an auto show or some equally large public event. It’s a long and arduous process, but hopefully, one that ends with a vehicle that exceeds the expectations of drivers and reviewers.
So, what do we know for sure about the VW ID.Buzz now that it’s on the cusp of its official release? Here are three things that you can count on seeing:
1.) Improved driving distance over the VW ID.4: Battery life is what makes or breaks the success of an EV, and VW has done well in that regard. The VW ID.4 gets up to 260 miles on a single charge, which makes it more than capable of handling all your weekly commutes and trips to the store. However, if you’re not improving in this industry then you’re going backwards. That’s why drivers should expect the VW ID.Buzz to go even farther than the VW ID.4 on a single charge. How do we know? It’s essentially been confirmed at this point that the VW ID.Buzz will use a much larger battery pack.
2.) Expect to see the ID.Buzz in two different models: A lot of different specs have been floating around about the VW ID.Buzz for years. What we know for sure is that there will be an American version and a European version. Based on the specs that we’ve seen, the VW ID.Buzz will be offered in two different drivetrains (RWD and AWD). The VW ID.Buzz base model will be rear-wheel drive and offer approximately 200 horsepower; the upgraded version will be all-wheel drive with dual motors, providing drivers with an estimated 300 horsepower.
3.) The official ETA for the ID.Buzz at VW Lee’s Summit is 2023: Now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for – the official release timeframe. According to Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen Group, the debut of the ID. Buzz will occur on March 9th, 2022. Should everything stay on schedule, the production version will be available to U.S. consumers in 2023. This means you should expect for this Volkswagen electric car for sale to go up on the VW Lee’s Summit website for reservation and pre-order later this year.
Ready to Check Out a VW Electric Car? Contact Your Local Dealership in Lee’s Summit
The good news is that you won’t have to wait a year to see a VW electric car. VW Lee’s Summit has the Volkswagen id.4 for sale on our lot and ready to test drive. You can also build and reserve a Volkswagen ID.4 of your very own right now through our website. This allows you to pick out your trim level along with any optional features you may want.
Not ready to go electric yet? No problem!
Your friends at VW Lee’s Summit have a wide selection of new cars including compacts, sedans, and SUVs on the lot and ready to test drive. We’re also the leading used car dealership near you that carries certified pre-owned vehicles that have undergone a 100+ point inspection. Also, don’t forget to check out our specials section for more great deals on VW products and services.
VW Lee’s Summit is conveniently located at 2225 Independence Ave. To arrange a test drive or consultation, you can either come down to the dealership straightaway or use our contact form to set up an appointment.
We look forward to helping you select the perfect VW vehicle for you!