The news comes directly from the Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess who confirmed in a tweet that the production version of the ID.Buzz will be revealed on 9 March 2022.
The reveal in March 2022 is a long time coming, with the original concept making its debut at the Paris Motor Show back in 2016.
The tweet was accompanied by a simple drawn animation, that gives us some idea of what the new Volkswagen ID.Buzz will look resemble, but sadly it does appear that some of the futuristic elements from the concept have been lost.
We’ve already had a chance to see a preview of the new model, as Volkswagen teased the ID.Buzz during the ID.5 presentation.
Under the skin, the Volkswagen ID.Buzz is expected to share the same platform and running gear as the ID.4. The VW MEB platform will serve as the base and if the ID.4’s lineup is anything to go by, the electric bus will have a multi-model portfolio.
An entry-level model with a single electric motor and 150 kW/310 Nm is expected to kick off the range. The top-spec will feature all-wheel drive and have two motors producing 220 kW and 459 Nm. An estimated range of around 480 km could be possible.
The Volkswagen ID electric family is growing at a considerable pace, with the brand offering a product for nearly every segment it sells an ICE equivalent in. The Volkswagen ID.3 kicked things off, offering a Golf-sized hatchback with the entry-level bringing 330 km to the party.This article was originally published on Cars.co.za.