- THE Volkswagen ID.Buzz coming to the US is teased ahead of next week’s debut on Friday, June 2.
- VW today released a teaser image of the front of the van shrouded in darkness.
- With the ID.Buzz made its global reveal last Marchwe’ve seen what it looks like and know plenty of details about the upcoming US release.
THE Original Volkswagen Type 2 microbus is a cultural icon, and that has helped fuel interest in the modern interpretation, which was finally revealed to the world in March 2022. Called ID.Buzz, the all-electric van is already on sale in other markets, but the version coming to the US has yet to debut. VW released a teaser image of the wrapped front end of the 2025 ID.Buzz today, with the US model due to be revealed live on Friday, June 2.
Normally, teaser photos are an attempt to create anticipation of a newly designed vehicle, but in this case most of the buzz surrounding the look of the ID.Buzz has died down since photos of its retro-styled exterior and spacious, versatile interior have been seen online for over a year. Still, today’s tease is yet another reminder that the Microbus’ successor is much closer to hitting American roads.
While the teaser doesn’t tell us anything new about America’s ID.Buzz, here’s what we know so far. It will have an extended wheelbase and three rows of flexible seating for seven people. Its EPA-estimated range is currently unknown, but the pickup should go about 260 miles per charge. Customers will have the option of choosing between a rear-wheel-drive single-motor powertrain or a more powerful dual-motor, all-wheel-drive configuration.
Since the ID.Buzz rides on the same Modular Electric Drive (MEB) platform as the VW ID.4 SUV, it’s likely the pickup will also share electric motors, meaning the rear-wheel-drive model could have 201 horsepower and the all-wheel-drive variant could have 295 horsepower. Pricing for the US is another question mark, but we think the ID.Buzz will start somewhere around $40,000.
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