If you're looking for a fun, practical, and affordable electric vehicle, you might want to check out the 2023 Volkswagen ID. Buzz. This retro-inspired van is based on the iconic VW Microbus that was popular in the 1960s and 1970s but with a modern twist: it’s fully electric, spacious, and packed with smart features.
The 2023 Volkswagen ID. Buzz is part of VW’s ambitious plan to launch a range of electric vehicles under the ID brand, which stands for Intelligent Design. The company hopes to sell 1.5 million electric vehicles per year by 2025 and challenge Tesla’s dominance in the EV market.
How much does it cost?
One of the ways VW is trying to attract more customers to its electric vehicles is by offering attractive private leasing prices. For example, customers can lease the 2023 Volkswagen ID. Buzz for as low as $740 per month, with no down payment or deposit required.
That’s a great deal for a vehicle that offers up to 300 miles (482 kilometers) of range, seating for up to seven passengers, and a modular interior that can be customized for different needs.
But what about the US market? The US-spec model will be revealed in June 2023 and be launched in 2024. It will be imported from Germany, as VW has ruled out US production for now.
The US-spec ID. Buzz will have a bigger battery, a longer wheelbase, and a more potent drive unit than the European version. It will also have an all-wheel-drive option with two motors producing 295 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque.
The price tag for the US-spec ID. Buzz is expected to start from around $60,000, making it America’s most expensive Volkswagen. I can't wait to see the price for the Volkswagen ID. Buzz Cargo. That’s considerably higher than other electric vehicles in its segment, such as the Tesla Model Y ($41,990) and the Ford Mustang Mach-E ($42,895).
However, VW may offer some incentives or discounts to make the ID. Buzz more competitive and appealing to US buyers.