The long-wheelbase ID Buzz will add third row of seats to funky all-electric family car.
The long-wheelbase, seven-seater version of the Volkswagen ID. Buzz will be unveiled on 2 June, it has been confirmed. This even more practical version of the all-electric MPV is due to join the ID. Buzz range in mid 2024, and will sit alongside the existing five-seater model and a high-performance GTX variant still to come.
The extra row of seats and cabin space will allow the ID. Buzz to better rival zero emissions people carriers like the Citroen e-SpaceTourer and Peugeot e-Traveller.
We’ve already seen a teaser of the seven-seat ID. Buzz, in an investor presentation back in 2022 that revealed the interior layout. The standard format would be two seats in the front, three for the middle row and two in the back, but there will be the ability to move the seats around and even remove them to maximise loading space.
The ID. Buzz launched with an inaugural ‘1st Edition’ trim level (which has now gone off sale) and we expect the long-wheelbase model to get the same treatment, with Life and Style trims offered later. We also expect to see the same 10-inch Discover Pro infotainment system as the standard version, as well as the choice of eye-catching two-tone paint schemes. Equipment specifications will mimic those of the smaller model and the powertrain should remain the same too.
Despite extra room for a larger battery pack, we’re almost certain the seven-seat ID. Buzz will stick with a 77kWh battery, used to power a rear-mounted electric motor producing 150kW and 310Nm. However, because it’ll be heavier, the ID. Buzz LWB will probably fall short of the regular model’s 415km maximum range.