VW ID Buzz Van Will Be 10 Inches Longer in US Than in Europe
Volkswagen has been comparatively quiet concerning the ID Buzz that is coming to the States in two years, however one piece of the puzzle is clearer now. In response to VW engineers, the van’s long-wheelbase model might be 10.6 inches longer than the mannequin occurring sale quickly in Europe, which formally measures 185.5 inches. Since we already knew that we’ll solely be getting the larger mannequin, meaning our ID Buzz might be 196.1 inches entrance to again.
We additionally know that our model of the ID Buzz will embody three rows of seats, in comparison with the two-row mannequin on sale elsewhere. A Volkswagen of America spokesperson declined to substantiate the specs for the ID Buzz that is coming right here however didn’t say the ten.6 inches of added size was inaccurate.
At 196.1 inches, the upcoming VW ID Buzz might be roughly eight inches shorter than a Chrysler Pacifica minivan and 7 inches shorter than a Kia Carnival. The inside room isn’t prone to be dramatically completely different from both of these vans given the ID Buzz’s comparatively quick entrance and rear overhangs.
Volkswagen confirmed that the North American-spec van can be revealed in 2023 and go on sale in 2024. Officers at VW have additionally stated that two-row variations in North America wouldn’t be accessible—solely three-row fashions might be offered. It’s unclear if the identical wheelbase would apply to cargo vans on sale in North America.
Early variations might be rear-wheel-drive solely with a 201-hp motor connected to the rear axle, though the platform that the Buzz makes use of can accommodate an all-wheel-drive setup that may seemingly arrive later. In Europe, the ID Buzz makes use of a 77-kilowatt-hour battery that may handle roughly 260 miles, however that’s not but been confirmed for North America. Both means, count on it to pack a modest quantity of punch that is greater than the outdated aircooled ones may muster.
Including 10 inches to the general size isn’t prone to persuade anybody on the fence concerning the ID Buzz’s practicality, performance, or persona, so why VW made North American patrons wait practically two years is anybody’s guess. However now at the least we are able to put our finger on the general size of the van, or on this case: practically a foot.