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Volkswagen ID Buzz EV to be revealed on March 9 | Autocar India

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The retro-inspired, all-electric mannequin will likely be supplied in passenger-carrying and business types.

The Volkswagen ID Buzz van, a retro-futuristic reimagining of the unique Sort 2, is ready to be revealed on March 9 as the most recent entry into the quickly increasing household of MEB-based EVs. The electrical rebirth of one in every of Volkswagen’s best-known and biggest-selling autos will present that “individuals who love vehicles” work on the firm, stated CEO Ralf Brandstätter.

Volkswagen ID Buzz: what’s it?

Brandstätter stated that the ID Buzz will likely be “positively probably the most emotional of our electrical fashions” and can play a key position in Volkswagen’s push to turn out to be “probably the most fascinating model for sustainable mobility”.

The most important ID-badged EV will use the identical MEB platform because the ID three hatchback and ID four and ID 5 SUVs, and it will likely be the primary within the line-up to be accessible in passenger-carrying and business types.

In an try to present it the identical flexibility of objective that outlined the Sort 2, it would even be supplied in California camper van kind – though it stays unclear whether or not Volkswagen will match out this variant itself or go away that to third-party contractors, as was the case with the sooner Sort 2. 

Previews of the ID Buzz reveal styling that stays largely true to the well-received idea from 2017, albeit barely extra straight-edged to maximise inside area, with a minimalist front-end design that hyperlinks it to different ID fashions and varied cues nodding to its predecessors. It will likely be in-built normal and long-wheelbase codecs alongside the brand new ICE-powered Multivan at Volkswagen’s plant in Hanover, Germany.

The ID Buzz is anticipated to supply the identical array of batteries and rear- and four-wheel-drive powertrains as different MEB EVs, exhibiting “how versatile and versatile our modular electrical drive system is”, stated Brandstätter.

The idea’s 374hp 4WD set-up is more likely to be toned down for the range-topper, nevertheless, to equal the ID four GTX’s 300hp. 

Volkswagen’s upcoming ‘enjoyable EVs’

 

Volkswagen ID three Cabriolet (Picture for illustration solely)

ID three Cabriolet: Volkswagen may quickly launch an electrical successor to the long-departed Golf Cabriolet. Work on an ID three convertible idea is below manner, and the lowered improvement prices introduced by a shared platform make a enterprise case far more possible. 

 

Volkswagen ID three GTX (Picture for illustration solely)

ID three GTX: “Enjoyable to drive is part of mobility”, Brandstätter informed our sister publication Autocar UK as he confirmed {that a} sizzling 4WD model of the ID three is inbound. It will likely be primarily based on the aggressive-looking 334hp ID X idea however is more likely to take the GTX badge and 300hp powertrain into manufacturing.

Volkswagen in India

The German carmaker is at present gearing up for the international debut of its Virtus sedan in India in March, forward of its launch in Might. A alternative for the ageing Vento in India, the brand new Volkswagen Virtus will share its underpinnings and powertrains with the Skoda Slavia. 

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