It already exists in Brazil: Volkswagen has launched ID.Buzz in the neighboring country on a subscription basis
Y One day, the Kombi returned to Brazilian dealerships, but this time not in its classic version with a combustion engine, but in its modern and 100% electric version: after several previews, Volkswagen launched the ID.Buzz in the neighboring country, although it is. Not available through the traditional sales system, but with a new subscription platform as many brands in Europe offer.
Initially, just 70 units of the electric SUV will arrive – a nod to the German brand’s 70 years of presence in the neighboring country – which will be available through the VW Sign&Drive programme, a rental/subscription system that allows up to 3,100 cars to be driven. Kilometers per month.. For reference, the subscription price – which can be done online or in the dealer network – starts from R$ 12,990 per month, with contracts of 12, 24, 36 and 48 months and includes all maintenance, insurance, documentation and 24-month contracts. – Hours of assistance, precise management, monitoring and delivery logistics. Additionally, customers can purchase or rent a 7.4 kW charger.
Developed on the modular MEB platform and produced at the Hannover plant, it is the largest vehicle built on this architecture: 4,712 mm long, 1,985 mm wide and 1,937 mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,988 mm.
On a design level, its style still looks very similar to the concept he expected, and even keeps the same name instead of having a number as was initially expected. Its large glass surface stands out despite a rather high belt line, with solutions similar to those of a minivan such as the triangular front window. Like other vehicles in the ID range, it has slim, long LED headlights and a light signature that follows its contour and extends to the brand’s logo. At the bottom, the bumper has a striking diamond-shaped frame, which leaves space in the middle for the radar and sensors, which are key to operating the driving assistance systems. Without a doubt, the most reminiscent detail of the Kombi is the two-tone paint scheme, with a dividing line also inspired by the classic SUV.
Inside, it maintains the style of the ID range: very simple and technological, with two huge screens that will be the nerve center of the ID.Buzz, one for the instruments that include transmission commands and the other for the multimedia system. The steering wheel is similar to other products from Wolfsburg, but as on the ID.3 and ID.4, the light-coloured covers stand out to give the cabin more flair.
In Brazil, it is available in the Pro version for 5 passengers, with 60/40-split folding seats in the rear seats and enormous trunk space. It has IQ.Light Matrix Led headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, 360-degree cameras, parking assistant, multi-function steering wheel, leather upholstery, digital instruments and a multimedia system with a 10-inch touchscreen as standard. And a panoramic roof, among other elements. .
Mechanically, it is powered by an electric motor with 150 kW (204 hp) and 310 Nm of torque, located on the rear axle with rear-wheel drive, just like the original Combi. The engine is powered by a 77 kWh lithium-ion battery that provides a range of up to 423 km, according to the WLTP cycle. Additionally, it has a fast charging system that supports up to 170 kilowatts, allowing it to go from 5 to 80% battery in just 30 minutes.