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autoviva2017-01-13 12:16:46

VW reveals new inspired-Microbus concept

The electric MPV ID Buzz was unveiled at NAIAS

A production model based on the ID Buzz should reache the market in 2022

VolkswagenVolkswagenVolkswagenGermany, 1938 > present98 models
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is continuing its work to develop and launch a successor of the iconic MicrobusTransporter Gen.1 [T1]Volkswagen Transporter Gen.1 [T1]Germany, 1950 > 19678 versions
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. At this year's North American Internation Motor Show (NAIAS) the German brand has unveiled the ID BuzzID BuzzVolkswagen ID BuzzGermany, 2017 > 20173 photos
electric concept which was inspired on the historic model.


New model coming in 2022

This retro-styled four-wheel-drive electric MPV is expected to inspire a new model which should reach the market in 2022. The eight-seats ID Buzz was developed around a new electric car architecture that allows the maximization of interior space.
The concept unveiled at NAIAS is part of an electrification strategy planned by  VW boss Herbert Diess that intends to put the brand at the top of the rankings in terms of electric cars. The ID Buzz is the second of five electric car concepts which are pathing VW's direction towards this electric goal. The first was the ID hatchbackIDVolkswagen IDGermany, 2016 > 20166 photos
shown at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The next concepts should include a SUV, a saloon and a sports car.

Electric powertrain

The ID Buzz gets all-wheel drive capability thanks to the two electric motors powering it. One of the engines is located within the short nose section, while the second one has been mounted in the rear axle.
With each electric motor delivering up to 201hp, the ID Buzz features a combined output of 374hp, allowing the concept to reach the 100km/h mark in 5 seconds. Top speed is restricted to 160km/h.
One of the good news about the concept is its electric range, with its 111kWh lithium-ion battery allowing up to 600km of driving on a single charge. This is 65km more than the range claimed for the 2016 CES concept Budd-eBudd-eVolkswagen Budd-eGermany, 2016 > 20163 photos

Autonomous technology

The ID Buzz concept is also showcasing the latest autonomous driving technology VW developments. Thanks to it the driver can retract the steering wheel and turn 180 degrees to face the rear of the cabin. This technology is part of the ID Pilot mode which is being developed by the German brand and that should be introduced in its models in 2025.


Compared to the Budd-e concept the ID Buzz is 344mm longer at 4941mm, 36mm wider at 1976mm and 128mm taller at 1963. The concept was developed on a longer version of VW's new  MED platform with a 3300mm wheelbase.
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