New Volkswagen ID.Buzz long-wheelbase revealed: everything you need to know

June 02, 2023 by

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Volkswagen has revealed the new, long-wheelbase version of the ID.Buzz electric MPV. It gets more seats, more versatility and new power options. Read on for all you need to know.

  • New Volkswagen ID.Buzz long-wheelbase revealed
  • Seven-seater version of the ID.Buzz
  • Six-seat model also available
  • Larger battery than the standard car
  • New electric motor with more power
  • 339hp GTX model also coming with all-wheel-drive
  • On sale next year

This is the new long-wheelbase version of the Volkswagen ID.Buzz. If you liked the look of this mainstream SUV alternative, but need more than five seats, your prayers have been answered.

This version of the ID.Buzz is available with either six or seven seats, and it gets a larger battery as well. It’ll go on sale early next year alongside a new sporty GTX version.

New Volkswagen ID.Buzz long-wheelbase design

It’ll come as no surprise that this new ID.Buzz looks exactly the same as the standard car, but a bit longer.

It’s 25cm longer to be precise, which is quite the growth spurt by car standards. It hasn’t changed the ‘Buzz’s characterful styling though. It still has the same blunt nose and massive VW logo, just like the Volkswagen bus of the 1960s.

You can also still get the funky-looking two-tone paint schemes, as well as the black stripes on the rear C-Pillar. The rear end has a subtle roof spoiler, as well as a full-width light bar across the tailgate.

New Volkswagen ID.Buzz long-wheelbase interior

The main changes to this new Volkswagen ID.Buzz come on the inside, specifically in the rear.

That additional 25cm has been added to accommodate a third row of seats, meaning you can now seat up to seven people. If you value rear seat comfort, you can have a six-seater version with two captains chairs in the rear.

You can also get a new massive panoramic roof to let plenty of light into the cabin. It’s made of ‘Smart Glass’ as well, meaning it can be darkened at the touch of a button to block out the sun without the need for a blind.

New Volkswagen ID.Buzz long-wheelbase motors and batteries

The added length for this new Volkswagen ID.Buzz has also made space for a larger battery. It has the same 85kWh pack as the new Volkswagen ID.7, up from 77kWh in the standard car.

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Volkswagen says that this will give the long-wheelbase version of the ID.Buzz more range than the standard car, but it hasn’t said exactly how far it will go. The current car has up to 258 miles of range, so this model may get closer to the 300-mile mark.

You also get the same 286hp motor from the ID.7, up from the 204hp motor in the standard car. This means it can do 0-60 in 7.9 seconds, compared to 10.2 seconds from the short-wheelbase car.

If that’s not fast enough for you, there’s also a new GTX version on the horizon. It has an additional motor on the front axle, giving it all-wheel-drive, and it has 339hp. This version will sprint from 0-60mph in 6.4 seconds, just two-tenths of a second slower than the Volkswagen ID.4 GTX.

When does the new Volkswagen ID.Buzz long-wheelbase go on sale?

The new Volkswagen ID.Buzz long-wheelbase will go on sale early next year, with the GTX model arriving shortly after.

Being a larger car, it’ll inevitably have a larger price tag. Expect this version of the ID.Buzz to cost around £60,000, with the sporty GTX getting closer to £70,000.

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