Volkswagen ID.Buzz GTX: An Electric Van For Families That Are In A Hurry

Expanding its successful high-performance EV lineup, Volkswagen unveils the ID.Buzz GTX, a sporty electric van designed for families who are in a hurry. Following the footsteps of the ID.4 and ID.5 GTX models, as well as the recent ID.3 GTX and ID.7 GTX Tourer, this latest addition from VW’s Commercial Vehicles division promises a more potent iteration of the iconic Microbus for European markets.

The ID.Buzz GTX comes standard with all-wheel drive, powered by two electric motors. Customers can opt for either a standard-wheelbase version with a 79.0-kilowatt-hour battery or a longer-wheelbase model featuring a higher 86.0-kilowatt-hour usable energy content.

With dual motors, the ID.Buzz GTX delivers a combined output of 335hp, enabling a swift sprint to 100km/h in just 6.5 seconds for both versions. The van boasts an electronically limited top speed of 160km/h.

For towing capabilities, the standard ID.Buzz GTX can tow up to 1,799kg, while the longer-wheelbase model with the larger battery is slightly less at 1,599kg. Although specific combined torque figures are not provided, Volkswagen mentions that the rear-mounted motor delivers 560Nm, while the front motor provides 134Nm.

Charging power varies depending on the battery size, with the smaller pack supporting 185 kilowatts and the upgraded pack capable of accepting 200 kilowatts. Charging times are efficient, with the base battery requiring approximately 25 minutes to charge from 10 to 80 per cent, while the larger one needs less than 30 minutes.

The ID.Buzz GTX receives various styling enhancements, including redesigned bumpers, a honeycomb grille, and striking Cherry Red paint. It also features standard 19-inch wheels, with two optional sets of 21-inch alloys available. Unique boomerang-shaped lower lights, dark accents, a black headliner, and sporty seats further distinguish the ID.Buzz GTX.

Inside, the van boasts a slightly larger touchscreen which is 12.9 inches, a new optional head-up display, and illuminated touch sliders for the AC and volume controls. The long-wheelbase model offers an optional panoramic sunroof that transitions from opaque to transparent at the touch of a button.

Set to go on sale in Europe this June, the Volkswagen ID.Buzz GTX promises a blend of performance, versatility, and modern design tailored to today’s discerning families.

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