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

Volkswagen has unveiled the new long-wheelbase version of the ID.Buzz electric MPV. You get more seating, more versatility, and new power options. Read on to find out everything you need to know.

  • Unveiling the new long-wheelbase Volkswagen ID.Buzz
  • Seven-seat version of the ID.Buzz
  • A six-seat model is also available
  • Bigger battery than a standard car
  • New electric motor with more power
  • The 339-hp GTX model also comes with all-wheel drive
  • On sale next year

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

This version of the ID.Buzz is available with six or seven seats, and also gets a larger battery. It will go on sale early next year alongside the new GTX Sport Edition.

The new long-wheelbase Volkswagen ID.Buzz design

It won’t be a surprise if the new ID.Buzz looks just like the standard car, but is a little longer.

It’s 25cm longer to be exact, which is a growth spurt by automotive standards. However, it did not change Buzz’s distinctive design. It still has the same sharp nose and huge Volkswagen logo, just like the 1960s Volkswagen Bus.

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

The new long-wheelbase Volkswagen ID.Buzz

The main changes to the new Volkswagen ID.Buzz come from the inside, specifically at the rear.

An additional 25cm has been added to accommodate the third row of seats, meaning you can now seat up to seven people. If you value back-seat comfort, you can get a six-seat version with two captain’s chairs in the back.

You also get a huge new panoramic roof to allow plenty of light into the cabin. It’s made of ‘smart glass’ too, meaning it can be darkened at the touch of a button to block out the sun’s rays without the need for a curtain.

New long-wheelbase Volkswagen ID.Buzz engines and batteries

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

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Volkswagen says this will give the long-wheelbase version of the ID.Buzz greater range than the standard car, but it hasn’t said exactly how far it will go. The current car has a range of 258 miles, so this model could be approaching the 300-mile mark.

You also get the same 286-hp engine from the ID.7, up from the 204-hp engine in the standard car. This means it can accelerate from 0 to 60 in 7.9 seconds, compared to 10.2 seconds for 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 is rated at 339 horsepower. This version will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds, just a tenth of a second slower than the Volkswagen ID.4 GTX.

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

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

Being a larger car, it will inevitably have a higher price. This version of the ID.Buzz is expected to cost around £60,000, with the GTX Sport priced closer to £70,000.

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