VW ID. Buzz GTX Long Wheel Base LWB

VW’s ID. Buzz Van Gets A Sportier And Long-Wheelbase Update

Volkswagen’s funky ID. Buzz electric Kombi van revival has been a surprising runaway success for VW, with demand far outstripping supply. VW is even increasing production, particularly with the ID. Buzz now heading to the incredibly lucrative US market. Still, for us here in the UK, there’s more good news on the horizon, as well! While you can already get the ID. Buzz either as a passenger model or a commercial cargo variant, Volkswagen UK will soon expand the ID. Buzz range to include a high-performance GTX trim and a spacious long-wheelbase model.

Unfortunately, if you’re looking to shop for one right now, you’re in for a bit of a long wait, as customer deliveries will begin in late 2024. As for pricing, the long-wheelbase (LWB) model will start at £59,545 for the ‘Life’ trim, or £64,345 for the ‘Style’ trim. Both trims will come with the same 86kWh long-range battery pack and a 286PS single-motor all-electric powertrain. On the other hand, pricing for the ID. Buzz GTX has yet to be announced. If you’re seeking more spice in your family van, the GTX will pair twin electric motors for a maximum output of 340PS.

VW ID. Buzz GTX Long Wheel Base LWB

Hot Hatch Performance In A Passenger Van

So, to go into more detail about what you’ll be getting, the GTX adopts the standard wheelbase of the ID. Buzz, and pairs that with a 79kWh battery. The key difference between the GTX and the regular ID. Buzz is no doubt the powertrain. It packs a dual-motor set-up – and thus, you’re now getting all-wheel drive – for a combined output of 340PS. With all that oomph in mind, VW claims a shockingly fast 0-62mph time of just 6.1 seconds; faster than most vans out there. Thankfully, you’re not sacrificing too much in terms of practicality and interior space, either.

You can get it either as a 5-seater configuration (with a second row), or as a 6-seater (with two captain’s chairs in the second and third row). On the outside, Volkswagen makes it clear that an ID. Buzz GTX is able to stand out from the rest of the crowd. It’ll come with a distinct grille and bumper design, additional GTX badging, as well as new aero elements. Moreover, you will also get standard 21-inch alloy wheels and a sufficient amount of red accents. In particular, there’s a good bit of red trim, as well as piping and contrast stitching when you step inside, too.

VW ID. Buzz GTX Long Wheel Base LWB

More Interior Space And Cargo Capacity

Otherwise, if you don’t need VW Golf GTI-like performance in a passenger van, you can opt for the LWB trim, instead. It now comes with a stretched, nearly 5-metre-long body, and it features comfy seating for up to 7 people. And, not only does this entail more space for passengers and increased luggage capacity, VW has paired the LWB model with a larger battery, too. This new 86kWh battery pack should be good for a respectable range of up to 291 miles. There’s a lot of customizability when you’re spec’ing one, as you could remove that third-row seating entirely.

Alternatively, VW offers 5 and 6-seater options with the ID. Buzz LWB, and this way, you could maximise your cargo capacity as much as possible. In fact, the 5-seater layout for the LWB is good for a massive 1,340 litres of luggage space. Once you fold down the rear seats, you could get upwards of 2,469 litres! Even with its entry-level trim, VW offers a lot of stuff as standard, including a 12.9-inch infotainment system, a removable centre console with mounting points, adaptive cruise control, park assist systems, heated front seats, and 19-inch alloy wheels.

VW ID. Buzz GTX Long Wheel Base LWB

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