2022 Volkswagen ID Buzz electric van spotted: prices, specs and release date
Prototypes of the upcoming VW ID Buzz have been spotted testing, with the all-electric campervan and commercial vehicle set to arrive late in 2022. Read on for full details.
- VW ID Buzz spotted
- All-electric van on the horizon
- Commercial version caught testing
- Fuss-free design
- Interior light tech from ID3 likely
- Batteries from 48kWh to 111kWh
- Up to 342 miles of range
- On sale late 2022
What you’re looking at here is the Volkswagen ID Buzz — the MPV entrant into VW’s electric car range.
Images of the commercial version have so far surfaced, but expect to see a seven-seat passenger version to come along with it in 2022.
2022 Volkswagen ID Buzz design
These prototypes of the new Volkswagen ID Buzz are plastered with chunks of plastic camouflage, albeit not the usual textured stuff to throw off the cameras.
Take the headlights, for example. Mostly, they’re just stickers to mimic the front end of an ID4 but look at the centre and you’ll see the real things poking through. These look to be quite thin units rather than bubbly round lamps as the camo would have you think.
It’s a similar situation at the bottom of the bumper. This is mostly just misleading stickers but there is a small mesh grille at the bottom that appears to house sensors for driving assistance tech.
Earlier spottings of the commercial version of the ID Buzz have seen it sporting steel wheels, but new turbine-like units have been fitted. These could be in testing for the MPV variant of the ID Buzz.
The rear of the van uses stickers to mask up its taillights too, although the real lights can just be made out underneath them.
2022 Volkswagen ID Buzz interior
An image of the interior shows the ID Buzz will use the same general layout as other ID models including the ID3 and ID4. These include the digital driver’s display, largely buttonless dashboard and a central infotainment system.
The new ID Buzz should also come with the ID Light tech across the dashboard that lights up in different colours depending on the car’s charging conditions, navigation directions or use of the voice assistant.
The passenger version of the ID Buzz could seat up to seven people, with space aided by a totally flat floor. A California campervan version may even happen, seeing that all ripped out for an eco-friendly holiday home on wheels.
2022 Volkswagen ID Buzz batteries and range
Volkswagen has already confirmed the upcoming Volkswagen ID Buzz will use a selection of batteries from 48kWh to 111kWh in size. Range-topping versions could have as much as 342 miles of range.
It’s likely a single-motor version will go on sale first, which will be rear-wheel drive like the ID3 and ID4. A dual-motor, all-wheel-drive version is believed to be in development too.
2022 Volkswagen ID Buzz price and release date
Expect to see the Volkswagen ID Buzz on sale as both a passenger van and a commercial vehicle late in 2022.
Pricing is a bit of a mystery at this point, though it’s likely to cost more than the £50,000 Volkswagen Caravelle.
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