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If this VW ID. Buzz is rocking, do not come a-knocking

Volkswagen lately revealed the longer, three-row model of its ID. Buzz electrical folks mover in California, and it had a customized model available to point out the way it may very well be kitted out.

The ID. Buzz Equipment Idea, because the title suggests, is loaded with equipment and is “constructed to your browsing or tenting journey”.

Volkswagen hasn’t forgotten house owners of previous Kombi vans who preferred to hit the surf, with the idea that includes a Thule Caprock platform system with a Thule Board Shuttle attachment to assist you to haul surfboards or different cargo.

Thule’s OutLand Aspect Awning can also be anchored to the Caprock, offering you with shade if you happen to’re off tenting or parked on the seaside.

The idea is outfitted with a kitchen/mattress combo created by European agency Ququq, with a totally purposeful kitchen and meals prep space and a mattress for 2.

Volkswagen additionally fitted some smaller equipment, like a common pill holder and all-weather floormats.

There are additionally a variety of equipment within the idea which can be already accessible on VW’s on-line retailer within the US, together with surfboards, folding chairs and tables and a Bluetooth loadspeaker.

Whereas Volkswagen has locked within the short-wheelbase ID. Buzz and its load-carrying ID. Buzz Cargo counterpart for a neighborhood launch late in 2024 or early in 2025, it hasn’t but introduced timing for the long-wheelbase mannequin.

The corporate has, nonetheless, beforehand stated it needs each the GTX and three-row mannequin, noting round 30 per cent of T6.1 gross sales – which incorporates the present Multivan – are of all-wheel drive fashions and {that a} three-row variant is a “no brainer”.

The US market is a precedence for the automobile, nonetheless, given Volkswagen’s American arm has been clamouring for a revival of the Kombi – or Bus, because it was identified there – for a while. It has additionally been locked in for a European launch, the place it will likely be constructed.

The stretched ID. Buzz provides 250mm to the wheelbase and general size (4962mm), making room for a 3rd row. There at the moment are seven seats in complete, up on the shorter mannequin’s 5. 

The longer wheelbase additionally frees up area for a bigger 85kWh battery pack, up from 77kWh within the launch mannequin, with VW promising added vary with the fitment of a brand new efficiency-boosting warmth pump. 

For context, Volkswagen claims the short-wheelbase, single-motor ID. Buzz has an vitality consumption fee of 21.7-20.5kWh/100km on the WLTP cycle, which equates to a variety of between 402km and 423km.

The bigger ID. Buzz can even be accessible with a brand new rear-mounted 210kW electrical drive motor, up on the shorter model’s 150kW.

This energy bump is alleged to slash the 0-100km/h time to 7.9 seconds, down from 10.2s within the shorter model. That’s not Tesla Mannequin X quick, however it’s fairly a bit faster than an previous Kombi!

The twin-motor all-wheel drive GTX model, with energy output of 250kW (220kW within the shorter model), arrives in 2024. VW says it’ll full the 0–100 km/h dash in 6.4s.

Different new options launched within the long-wheelbase ID. Buzz embody a head-up show, an upgraded “next-generation” infotainment system, and distant parking by way of smartphone. 

A newly designed panoramic sunroof with sensible glass brings again recollections of the legendary ‘Samba Bus’ of the ‘50s, VW claims. 

It’s the largest glass roof the corporate has made for a manufacturing automobile at 1.5 square-metres, and may change from clear to opaque by way of contact slider or voice command. 

North American variations can even function air-conditioned seats and an illuminated Volkswagen brand on the entrance, the corporate claims. 

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