After 20-Year Absence, Volkswagen Brings Bus Back To North America With ID. Buzz

FRANKFURT, Germany – The microbus is back! Volkswagen announced today that it plans to start selling battery-powered versions of a new VW bus in North America next year.

The revived model will be called the ID. Buzz and will include an “extra-long version” that can seat up to seven passengers. It will have an 85 kilowatt hour battery for improved range.

VW ID. Buzz interior

“With the T4 generation, the VW bus left the USA and Canada 20 years ago. However, it still holds a cult following from New York to San Francisco to this very day. The T1, T2, and T3 rear-engine generations are still a familiar sight at beach parking lots in California, Florida, and Long Island in 2023. Volkswagen is now closing the circle again with the ID. Buzz,” Volkswagen said in announcing the model.

Pablo Di Si, President and CEO of the Volkswagen Group of America, said, called the ID. Buzz and the U.S. market “a perfect match! The VW bus has a long history in the USA and enjoys real cult status. Our aim today is to further strengthen the Volkswagen brand in America.”

Volkswagen ID. Buzz / Photos courtesy of Volkswagen

The rear-wheel drive ID. Buzz will be built at VW’s plan in Hanover, Germany. Rapid charging stations will be able to recharge the model from 10 to 80 percent in 25 minutes, the company said. The ID. Buzz will also have a high-tech panoramic sunroof with electronically controlled tinting. 

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