VW Details US Trim Levels for Its ID.Buzz Electric Microbus

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Key Takeaways

  • VW will bring the ID.Buzz to the US in three trim levels.
  • The Pro S, Pro S Plus, and 1st Edition will all have 91kWh batteries, and optional AWD on the top two models.
  • The 1st Edition has special design touches and technologies.

VW has outlined the US trims for the 2025 ID.Buzz, and it’s now clear the electric Microbus tribute will be well-equipped for its American debut.

The ID.Buzz will be available in Pro S, Pro S Plus, and launch-only 1st Edition configurations. All of them are three-row models (the two-row version is already on sale in Europe). They’ll come with 91kWh batteries, rear-wheel drive, a 12.9-inch infotainment display, driver assistance technologies, wireless phone charging and ambient lighting as standard.

The RWD powerplant delivers 282HP. All-wheel drive, an option for the Pro S Plus and 1st Edition models, produces 335HP.

The Pro S Plus expands on the base model with a heads-up display, a camera-based Area View of the surroundings, and a 700W Harman/Kardon audio system. Captain’s chair seating for six is standard on the AWD Pro S Plus and 1st Edition models, while bench seating for seven is standard on both the Pro S and RWD variants of the top two models.

The 1st Edition builds on the Pro S. It adds the Area View and 700W speakers of the Plus, but also comes with an electrochromic glass roof, special 20-inch wheels, roof rail cross bars, and a Flexboard storage system for the cargo area.

Prices and range for the US ID.Buzz will be available closer to release, VW said. The van is expected to arrive sometime in mid-2024.

The stateside ID.Buzz launch could prove important for VW. The marque has just two EVs in the country, the ID.4 crossover and ID.7 sedan, and the new van may be particularly appealing given the Microbus’ connection to 1960s American culture. It should be the only electric minivan as well.

The ID.Buzz will certainly be one of the few relatively affordable three-row EVs in the country. Right now, the Kia EV9 is the only realistic option for families that want a large electric car. Other options, such as the Rivian R1S and Tesla Model X, are firmly in the luxury category.