Volkswagen ID. Buzz: Australia launch planned for early 2024

Volkswagen ID.  Buzz: Australia launch planned for early 2024

Volkswagen’s new ID. Buzz Electric people mover is a likely starter for Australia, although we’ll have to wait 12 months or more for its arrival – assuming it gets the green light.

Volkswagen Australia has confirmed its desire to sell the ID. Buzz Electric Van in Australia – Signal for a possible launch in 2024 if VW headquarters in Europe gives the green light.

Global demand for the iconic retro-style station wagon’s electric reboot is sky-high, but Ryan Davies, Volkswagen Australia’s director of commercial vehicles, said the ID. Buzz remains firmly on the local wish list.

“I mean, the interest in this car has been phenomenal. The one question we get asked everywhere is, “When will we get ID? Buzz?’” Mr Davies told Australian media, including journey.

“We’re not confirmed as a market yet, but that’s our goal.”

“[Early 2024] is what we aim for. I mean, the global demand for this car is exceptional, so there’s going to be no shortage of demand for this car in the next few years.

“We raised our hand for a sizeable volume in Australia. We think the car fits our market perfectly. Australians in particular have already fallen in love with this car [the people mover] and the ID. Buzz Cargo. We can sell a really decent amount of volume that will also be attractive to the factory.”

Asked for ID. Buzz people movers and vans could outperform the diesel-powered Volkswagen Multivan and Transporter, Mr Davies replied ‘yes’. Together, these two models have sold 1,542 examples in Australia since the beginning of this year.

The ID Buzz is now available to order in Germany, but Australians are expected to wait until Volkswagen Australia doesn’t launch other ID models (such as the ID.4 and ID.5) until late 2023 before launching a possible ID. Buzz introduction.

Designed as a modern reinterpretation of the legendary Volkswagen Type 2 (or station wagon), the ID. Buzz features a short nose and classic design cues over Volkswagen’s MEB-specific EV underpinnings.

European ID. Buzz variants are powered by a 150 kW/310 Nm electric motor mounted on the rear axle. Power is drawn from an 82kWh battery suitable for 421km of claimed range in the passenger body or 424km in the cargo hold.

Tom started out in the automotive industry using his photography skills but quickly learned that journalists got the better end of the deal. He started at CarAdvice in 2014, moved to Bauer Media titles such as Wheels and WhichCar in 2017 and then returned to CarAdvice in early 2021 during the transition to Drive. As part of the Drive content team, Tom covers automotive news, car reviews and advice and has a particular interest in long-form feature stories. He understands that every car buyer is unique and has different needs when it comes to buying a new car, but equally there is a loyal subset of the Drive audience that loves entertaining enthusiast content. Tom has great respect for all things automotive, regardless of model, and prides himself on noticing the subtle things that make every car tick. Not a day goes by when he doesn’t learn something new in an ever-changing industry, which is then passed on to Drive’s readership.

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