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2024 Volkswagen ID. Buzz Microbus: Interior, Price & Range – The hippy bus will be manufactured again beginning with the 2024 model year. This iteration of Volkswagen’s iconic bus, which is being referred to as the ID Buzz this time around, travels on the electric MEB platform developed by the company and shares its battery and powertrain with the ID4 crossover. The all-new electric Volkswagen, also known as the ID. Buzz, won’t be available to the public until 2024.
The 2024 Volkswagen ID. Buzz Microbus embodies the playful spirit of the original Microbus, particularly in two-tone exterior paint, and it is also capable of functioning as a functional hauler, regardless of whether it is carrying five people or simply one person. However, in our First Drive evaluation of a vehicle with European specifications, we considered that it required an improved brake feel, a user interface that was less clumsy, and more power. To our great relief, Volkswagen has said that an increase in power for the rear motor is on the way, at least for the larger, heavier, three-row version sold in the United States.
But will the ID Buzz be able to transform minivans into anything more than an appliance? It is difficult to argue against its coolness when one considers the enticing combination of design and functionality that it has. We can only hope that the price does not spiral out of control and scare away potential customers.
Volkswagen has been mulling the possibility of producing an electric bus ever since the 1970s when it displayed a conceptual model of the T2 bus that was powered by a single electric motor located at the back of the vehicle. On a single charge, it had the capacity to go 53 miles. Since that time, Volkswagen has built a variety of concept cars, some of which include the Bulli, the Budd-e, and the ID. Buzz, all of which were produced after the turn of the century.
We anticipate that Volkswagen’s IQ Drive suite of driver assistance technologies will be included in the 2024 ID Buzz van in some capacity. Adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, front-automated emergency braking, and rear cross-traffic warning are some of these features.
Volkswagen estimates that the passenger compartment of the commercial ID Buzz goods will have the capacity to hold 137.7 cubic feet of goods. When the seats are folded down in the passenger version, there will be somewhat less space available inside the vehicle since the passenger version’s interior is designed with the customer in mind. There will be a configuration that can accommodate five people as the default choice for the seating arrangement, but there will also be an alternative that can accommodate seven people. The trunk has a capacity of 39.6 cubic feet when all of the seats are in their upright positions. It is also possible to lift the floor of the trunk in order to provide a level platform for loading cargo.
The ID Buzz has two sliding side doors that provide simple access while entering and exiting the vehicle. Additionally, VW included a storage box that can be moved about and removed from the center console. This box had many sections.
The infotainment system of the ID Buzz has a base touchscreen measuring 10.0 inches in size, and it supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. However, a 12.0-inch device will also be offered. Capacitive touch controls similar to those seen on the ID4 will be carried over to this vehicle.
In the front of the device are a wireless charging tray and two charging ports that use the USB-C standard. In addition, there will be two USB-C ports located on the center console, along with four more ports that are dispersed around the rest of the cabin. These ports will be located on the passenger door, the side doors, and near the rearview mirror (for a dash cam). Additionally, Volkswagen provides the ID Buzz with ambient lighting that comes in 10 different colors, with an optional 30-color arrangement.
The ID Buzz will include a battery pack with a capacity of 82 kWh and the ability to charge through DC fast charging, which can provide up to 170 kW of charging power. Volkswagen claims that its ID Buzz electric vehicle can get an 80 percent charge in around half an hour when connected to a DC fast charger. Additionally, it will make use of Volkswagen’s “Plug & Charge” technology, which, when combined with the most recent version of Volkswagen’s ID-brand software, will allow for enhanced communication between the car and the charger. The ID Buzz is also capable of bi-directional charging, which means that the car’s battery may be charged and then the power can be sent to a house or appliance. However, this functionality is only available in Europe at this time.
One electric motor will serve as the foundational powertrain, and it will be capable of producing 201 horsepower and 229 pound-feet of torque. Volkswagen also promotes the fact that the ID Buzz will have a turning radius of just more than 35 feet, which should make it easier for the commercial-van version to do tight U-turns.
Volkswagen has been mulling the possibility of producing an electric bus ever since the 1970s when it displayed a conceptual model of the T2 bus that was powered by a single electric motor located at the back of the vehicle. On a single charge, it had the capacity to go 53 miles. Since that time, Volkswagen has built a variety of concept cars, some of which include the Bulli, the Budd-e, and the ID. Buzz, all of which were produced after the turn of the century. When it debuts on sale in North America in 2024, we anticipate that the 2024 Volkswagen ID. Buzz will have a starting price of around $45,000.