The battery-powered Volkswagen ID. Buzz People moving company and delivery van have been secured for Australia in 2025, with prices potentially exceeding $100,000.
He VW ID. Buzz – he electric reboot of the classic Kombi – has been given the green light for Australian showrooms in 2025, in the forms of removal and delivery vans.
After indicating late last year that plans were underway to introduce the, it has now received head office approval as two of five new electric vehicles that will be available within two years.
The identification. Buzz People Mover and identification. The Buzz Cargo van is scheduled to enter production for Australia in late 2024, ahead of the arrival of the first local showrooms planned for early 2025.
This is between six and nine months after the mid-2024 target date given last year, before Australian production was given the green light.
Volkswagen has yet to outline the model range for Australia, although the company has previously said it is interested in all variants available overseas, including rear- or four-wheel drive, short or long wheelbases, up to seven seats and smaller or larger battery. packages
If UK prices are any guide, a base model commercial van could cost A$65,000, while a top-of-the-range rear-wheel drive people transporter can cost upwards of A$100,000.
Volkswagen executives said Drive Last year the ID. The Buzz range is forecast to outsell the diesel-powered ‘T6.1’ Transporter, Caravelle, California and Multivan range, which posted 1939 sales last year.
“We are in multiples of thousands, there is a huge opportunity,” Volkswagen Australia commercial vehicle director Ryan Davies said. Drive last year, when asked about a sales target for the ID. Buzz.
“We’ve provided some projections to the factory that are pretty aggressive, but I don’t think that’s going to show up in the first year, or even two years. I think we’ll be constrained by [demand].”
The VW ID. Buzz was introduced to Europe around this time last year, with styling inspired by the 1950s Volkswagen ‘Type 2’, known to Australians as ‘Kombi’, or to Germans as ‘Bulli’.
In Europe, all models at launch are powered by a 150kW/310Nm electric motor driving the rear wheels and a 77kWh battery, with a range of 421km to 424km.
A seven-seat long-wheelbase body will launch this year, along with a larger 111kWh battery, ahead of a twin-motor, all-wheel-drive GTX performance variant with 250kW.
“We sell a great combination of 4Motion [all-wheel-drive] T6.1 already, so we already have a very high past position for 4Motion in this country, so we don’t really see that changing,” said Mr Davies Drive last year.
“We’d have a nice all-wheel-drive combination. We haven’t determined yet what the five-seater and seven-seater combination would be, but we’d take both. And in terms of GTX, we’d be skipping everything.” about it.”
Volkswagen Australia says it plans to start production of five electric vehicles by the end of 2024: the ID.3 hatchback, the ID.4 and ID.5 SUVs, and the ID. Buzz twins.