The original Volkswagen Type 2 Microbus is a cultural icon, and that's helped fuel interest in the modern interpretation, which was finally revealed to the world back in March 2022. Called the ID.Buzz, the fully electric van is already on sale in other markets, but the version that's coming to the U.S. has yet to make its debut. VW today released a teaser image of the ID.Buzz's shrouded front end, with the American model scheduled to be revealed via livestream at 12:30 p.m. E.T. on Friday, June 2.
Normally teaser photos are an attempt to build anticipation of a newly designed vehicle, but in this case, most of the buzz around the ID.Buzz's looks has subsided since pictures of its retro-styled exterior and spacious, versatile interior have been visible online for over a year. Still, today's tease is another reminder that the Microbus's successor is that much closer to hitting U.S. roads.
While the teaser doesn't tell us anything new about the American ID.Buzz, here's what we know so far. It will have a stretched wheelbase and three rows of flexible seating. Its EPA-estimated driving range is currently unknown, but the van is expected to travel around 260 miles per charge. Customers will have the option to choose between a single-motor, rear-drive powertrain or a more powerful dual-motor, all-wheel-drive setup.
Since the ID.Buzz rides on the same Modular Electric Drive (MEB) platform as the VW ID.4 SUV, its likely the van will also share electric motors, meaning the rear-drive model could have 201 horsepower and the all-wheel-drive variant could have 295 horses. Pricing for the U.S. is another question mark, but we think the ID.Buzz will start somewhere in the neighborhood of $40K.Looking to purchase a car? Find your match on the MSN Autos Marketplace 2023-05-26T20:23:05Z dg43tfdfdgfd