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Volkswagen ID. Buzz GTX

Volkswagen ID. Buzz GTX

The new Volkswagen ID. Buzz GTX has been revealed, with a power output of 340 PS, standard all-wheel drive, two wheelbases, two battery sizes, and it will be available as a 5, 6 or 7-seater.

The ID. Buzz GTX has a new 79kWh battery (net) in the version with standard wheelbase, and a new 86 kWh (net) battery in the version with its wheelbase extended by 250 mm.

The ID. Buzz GTX models come with 4MOTION all-wheel drive as standard, with an 80 kW motor driving the front axle, and a 210 kW motor powering the rear axle. It can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 6.5 seconds.

The 79 kWh battery can be charged at DC ultra-rapid charging stations at up to 185 kW, allowing a charge from 10 to 80 per cent in around 26 minutes. The 86 kWh battery has a maximum DC ultra-charging rate of up to 200 kW, and is also capable of a 10 to 80 per cent charge in about 26 minutes.

Thanks to the extra 136 PS of power and the 4MOTION drive system, the ID. Buzz GTX offers a higher maximum towing weight: the version with normal wheelbase can pull up to 1,800 kg, while the ID. Buzz GTX with long wheelbase has a maximum towing capacity of 1,600 kg – an increase of 800 kg and 600 kg respectively.

The ID. Buzz GTX with standard wheelbase is available as a five-seater with a 40:60 split three-seat bench in the second row, or as a six-seater with two individual seats each in the second and third rows. 

The long-wheelbase ID. Buzz GTX will also launch as a five-seater with a three-seat bench and as a six-seater. This version will additionally be offered as a seven-seater with a three-seat bench in the second row and two individual seats in the third row.

Depending on the model, the seats in the second row can be moved longitudinally by 150 mm (standard wheelbase) or 200 mm (long wheelbase).

The luggage compartment volume of the ID. Buzz GTX (standard wheelbase) as a five-seater is between 1,121 litres (loaded to the upper edge of the rear seat backrests) and 2,123 litres (rear bench seat folded down, loaded up to the upper edge of the front seat backrests). With the extended ID. Buzz GTX, when loaded up to the upper edge of the backrests of the second row of seats, a capacity of 1,340 litres is available. If the large ID. Buzz GTX is loaded right up to the first row of seats, the volume increases to 2,469 litres. Even when occupied by seven people, there is still 306 litres of load space available behind the third row of seats in the long GTX. 

Depending on the seat configuration, both ID. Buzz GTX models can be equipped with a long or short Multiflex board (including two folding boxes). The Multiflex board creates a second loading level and – when the rear seats are folded down – a flat load area.

The GTX models also benefit from infotainment system updates including an illuminated touch bar for temperature and volume control.

The ID. Buzz with long wheelbase will be available with a panoramic sunroof with smart glass as an option. The multi-layered smart glass has an integrated liquid crystal film and can be electronically switched so that it is transparent or opaque. 

Pre-sales for the ID. Buzz GTX will start in the summer. UK specifications for the ID. Buzz GTX are yet to be announced.

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