World premiere of 2024 Volkswagen ID. Buzz GTX with 4MOTION

WOLFSBURG: The 2024 Volkswagen ID. Buzz GTX had its world premiere, and will be offered with two wheelbases, two battery sizes and a choice of 5-, 6- or 7-seater.

It also comes with standard 4MOTION all-wheel drive for optimum pulling power and traction.

Pre-sales of the ID. Buzz GTX will start in the summer.

Since 2021, the sportiest models of the all-electric ID. series have carried the GTX label – in reference to the dynamic VW models with the designations GTI, GTD or GTE.

Including the new ID. Buzz GTX, a total of five ID. models will be available to the GTX range soon.

Electric all-wheel drive: The new ID. Buzz GTX is equipped with two electric motors – both together form all-wheel drive.

The top speed of the GTX models is electronically limited to 160 km/h.

The all-electric Volkswagen ID. Buzz GTX

Batteries come in two sizes, which can be recharged from 10% to 80% in 26 minutes at DC fast charging stations with up to 185 kW or 200 kW (maximum charging capacity).

GTX towing capacity: Thanks to an extra power and the 4MOTION drive system, the ID. Buzz GTX offers a higher maximum trailer weight: the version with normal wheelbase can effortlessly pull up to 1,800 kg (braked, 8 per cent gradient), while the ID. Buzz GTX with long wheelbase has a maximum towing capacity of 1,600 kg.

The maximum trailer weight was thus increased by 800 kg and 600 kg respectively.

The 4MOTION system offers great traction advantages when towing a trailer on wet or loose surfaces in particular.

The new ID. Buzz GTX is therefore an ideal towing vehicle – for example, for boat or horse trailers, which are often moved on slippery ground.

GTX exterior: A bumper in GTX styling with a black air intake grille in honeycomb design and new side air guide elements while new daytime running lights are integrated into the bumper on the left and right.

All black body elements such as the new air intake grille, air guide elements, GTX lettering and the exterior mirror housings are finished in high-gloss black.

In addition, the Solna 20-inch alloy wheel is standard equipment for the ID. Buzz GTX. The range of GTX wheel rims is supplemented by two new 21-inch alloy wheels.

Always fitted as standard are IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights.

The all-electric Volkswagen ID. Buzz GTX

GTX interior: Dark tones underline the sporty character of the most powerful ID. Buzz. For example, both ID. Buzz GTX versions are the only models in the product line to be equipped with a black headliner. The seats also feature the specific GTX design.

Electrically adjustable comfort seats with memory function are used in the front.

The seats are enhanced by covers in black ArtVelours Eco microfleece with a new diamond pattern as well as red contrasting seams and red piping.

GTX passenger compartment: The ID. Buzz GTX with standard wheelbase is available as a five-seater with a 40:60 split three-seat bench in the second row (2/3) or as a six-seater with two individual seats each in the second and third rows (2/2/2).

The long-wheelbase ID. Buzz GTX will also launch as a five-seater with a three-seat bench (2/3) and as a six-seater.

This version will additionally be offered as a seven-seater with a three-seat bench in the second row and two individual seats in the third row (2/3/2).

GTX luggage compartment: The luggage compartment volume of the ID. Buzz GTX (standard wheelbase) as a five-seater is between 1,121 litres (loaded to the upper edge of the rear seat backrests) and 2,123 litres (rear bench seat folded down, loaded up to the upper edge of the front seat backrests).

The all-electric Volkswagen ID. Buzz GTX

The extended ID. Buzz GTX is even more spacious: when loaded up to the upper edge of the backrests of the second row of seats, a capacity of 1,340 litres is available.

If the large ID. Buzz GTX is loaded right up to the first row of seats, the volume increases to 2,469 litres.

Even when occupied by seven people, there is still 306 litres of load space available behind the third row of seats in the long GTX.

Depending on the seat configuration, both ID. Buzz GTX models can be equipped with a long or short Multiflex board (including two folding boxes).

The Multiflex board creates a second loading level and – when the rear seats are folded down – a flat load area.

New hardware and software plus ChatGPT: The system’s touchscreen is now 12.9 inches in size instead of 12.0 inches (33 cm diagonal instead of 30 cm). Also new are the illuminated touch bar for temperature and volume control. The new IDA voice assistant is operated with natural voice commands.

The IDA voice assistant additionally features ChatGPT integration (AI/artificial intelligence).

The all-electric Volkswagen ID. Buzz GTX

Another new feature is a Wellness app that uses preconfigured programmes to adjust various vehicle functions to improve well-being while driving or charging.

The exit warning system is another new addition. This warns of motorised vehicles and bicycles approaching from the rear when a door is opened.

Samba bus of a new era: From now on, the ID. Buzz with long wheelbase will be available with the panoramic sunroof with smart glass as an option.

The multi-layered smart glass has an integrated liquid crystal film and can be electronically switched so that it is transparent or opaque.

The largest panoramic sunroof ever used in a Volkswagen evokes memories of the legendary "Samba Bus".

The all-electric Volkswagen ID. Buzz GTX
The all-electric Volkswagen ID. Buzz GTX
The all-electric Volkswagen ID. Buzz GTX
The all-electric Volkswagen ID. Buzz GTX
The all-electric Volkswagen ID. Buzz GTX
The all-electric Volkswagen ID. Buzz GTX
The all-electric Volkswagen ID. Buzz GTX

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