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Volkswagen ID.Buzz Release Date: The Bus Is Back on March 9

Volkswagen ID.Buzz Release Date: The Bus Is Back on March 9

The return of a pop culture icon, but for a new age

  • The ID.Buzz will be revealed on March 9, 2022.
  • It will go on sale in the United States sometime in 2023.
  • Expect a starting price of around $40,000.

It’s official. The 2024 Volkswagen ID.Buzz will be fully unveiled to the world on March 9, 2022. Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess made the announcement today on Twitter to plenty of fanfare. After the full unveil in a few months time, the reimagined bus will hit U.S. shores in the middle of 2023 as a 2024 model-year vehicle.

The seemingly relentless onslaught of EV crossovers like the Tesla Model Y, Ford Mach-E, Hyundai Ioniq 5, and VW's own ID.4 might leave some buyers wanting an EV that’s a little bit different. Luckily, the ID.Buzz will slot neatly into that gap. It will likely be available as a seven-passenger van when it comes to the States, but we expect the interior to be configurable. That means you can add or remove seats for either the sake of more storage or the ability to hold more passengers.

While specs are still under wraps, we do know the ID.Buzz will be underpinned by Volkswagen's scalable electric architecture known as MEB. All that really means for us consumers is that the Buzz’s specs will likely be similar to those of the ID.4 that’s been on sale for just over a year now. So expect around 260 miles of EV range to start with a maximum range of just over 300 miles.

Volkswagen ID.Buzz

Volkswagen ID.Buzz

Edmunds says

We just hope it's better-looking than the disappointing breadvan we spotted testing late last year.