Notebookcheck Logo

Volkswagen ID. Buzz seven-seat version for North America and Europe makes debut

The ID. Buzz LWB. (Source: Volkswagen)
The ID. Buzz LWB. (Source: Volkswagen)
Volkswagen has officially unleashed its all-electric minibus on the North American market with the announcement of its "long wheelbase" (or LWB) variant. This version of the ID. Buzz also has a heat pump to go with its enlarged battery and extra cubic capacity. It also has an increased top speed thanks to a more powerful electric drive motor - especially in its forthcoming GTX model.

Volkswagen has announced that a successor to the T4 is finally on the way to the US and Canada in the form of the new ID. Buzz LWB. Its eponymous wheelbase is indeed elongated by 250 millimeters (~10 inches) for a total length of 4,962mm (~195 inches) - and, of course, a whole extra row of seats.

The marque asserts that the "legendary T1 Lightbus" is evinced in the ID. Buzz LWB's design, which allows for "up to 2,469 liters (l) of storage". It also packs a new battery with a capacity of 85 kilowatt-hours (kWh) - more than the 'original' Buzz for "even more range" - not to mention a heat pump to help avoid cold-weather efficiency drain.

The rear-wheel drive ID. Buzz LWB is also rated for an electronic speed limit of 160 kilometers per hour (km/h, or ~99 miles per hour (mph)) - compared to 145km/h (~90mph) for the previously-announced European version - thanks to its new motor rated for an output of up to 210kW (286 horsepower (hp)) - or  250 kW (339 hp) in the all-wheel drive GTX version now teased ahead of its planned 2024 launch.

The ID. Buzz LWB also has a panoramic smart glass sun-roof and remote smartphone parking in common with the upcoming ID.7 GTX, and also boasts a "next-gen" infotainment system with a heads-up display. The new version of the VW electric bus is also coming to Europe, although the company has yet to pin down exactly how much its configurations will cost on its 2024 release.

Buy a Tesla 48A Wall Connector on Amazon

The ID. Buzz LWB's seat layout. (Source: Volkswagen)
The ID. Buzz LWB's seat layout. (Source: Volkswagen)


static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Expert Reviews and News on Laptops, Smartphones and Tech Innovations > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2023 06 > Volkswagen ID. Buzz seven-seat version for North America and Europe makes debut
Deirdre O'Donnell, 2023-06- 2 (Update: 2023-06- 2)