Vroom Vroom: The Powerful 335 HP Volkswagen ID. Buzz GTX Electric Van

Two wheelbases and dual batteries make it an available option.

After introducing the ID.4 GTX and ID.5 GTX earlier this year, Volkswagen has further strengthened its range of high-performance electric vehicles with a recent announcement. In addition to the existing ID.3 GTX and ID.7 GTX Tourer models, the company’s commercial vehicle division is now set to release a dynamic electric van. Say hello to the ID. Buzz GTX, a powerful version of the popular Microbus for today’s market.

The Euro-bound minivan designed for busy families includes all-wheel drive thanks to two electric motors. Buyers can choose between a standard size with a 79-kWh battery or a longer model with an 86-kWh capacity.

The two engines work together to produce a combined power of 335 horsepower, allowing the car to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in only 6.5 seconds for both versions. At full speed, the VW ID. Buzz GTX can reach a maximum of 99 mph with an electronic limit.

When staying with the typical ID. Buzz GTX model, you’ll have the capability of towing up to 3,968 pounds. However, if you opt for the extended version with the bigger battery, the maximum towing capacity decreases to 3,527 pounds. While Volkswagen doesn’t disclose the overall torque output, they do note that the motor at the back is capable of producing 413 lb-ft, while the front motor can deliver 99 lb-ft.

The highest possible charging capacity relies on the battery size, with the smaller pack able to handle 185 kW while the enhanced pack can accommodate 200 kW. When starting from a 10% charge, the standard battery requires around 25 minutes to reach 80%, while the larger battery takes less than 30 minutes.

Similar to the other GTX models, the powerful ID. Buzz is receiving a variety of aesthetic enhancements including revamped bumpers, a honeycomb grille, and a striking Cherry Red color. In addition, buyers can choose from the exclusive 19-inch wheels or one of two new sets of 21-inch alloys. Standing out even more are the boomerang-shaped lower lights, along with dark accents, a black headliner, and sporty seats.

In other areas, the vehicle for families has a marginally bigger screen (now measuring 12.9 inches instead of 12 inches), an optional head-up display, and illuminated touch sliders for controlling the air conditioning and volume. Opting for the longer wheelbase model will result in Volkswagen offering its largest panoramic sunroof at an additional price. This impressive feature can switch from opaque to transparent with just the press of a button.

The eagerly anticipated ID. Buzz GTX will make its European debut this summer.

Later this year, Volkswagen will introduce their electric van in the United States. However, it will only be available with a longer wheelbase and three rows of seating. The van will also come equipped with an 86-kWh battery, but it will not have the GTX badge like its European counterpart. Instead, the US model will feature a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive configuration. This version will be imported from Hanover, Germany, making it ineligible for the $7,500 federal tax credit.

Source: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

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