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New ID. Buzz GTX On The Way

The  world premier of the ID. Buzz GTX equipped with two electric drive motors has just taken place. An 80 kW motor drives the front axle, while a 210 kW motor powers the rear axle – together they form the all-wheel drive. The top speed of the GTX models is electronically limited to 160 km/h. The electric drive motors in the ID. Buzz GTX are supplied with energy by means of a 79 kWh or 86 kWh battery. The 79 kWh battery can be charged at DC fast-charging stations with up to 185 kW. At maximum charging capacity, it is charged from 10 to 80 per cent again in approx. 26 minutes; the 86-kWh battery absorbs energy with up to 200 kW3 at DC fast-charging stations. It is also charged from 10 to 80 per cent in about 26 minutes at maximum charging capacity.


Thanks to an extra 100 kW (136 PS) of 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.


The ID. Buzz GTX is characterised by an individualised front end. A bumper in GTX styling with a black air intake grille in honeycomb design and new side air guide elements also ensure a dynamic, distinctive appearance. 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. A new paint finish in the colour Cherry Red is offered exclusively for the ID. Buzz GTX. This red will be configurable as a solid paint finish and optionally in combination with Mono Silver metallic as a two-tone paint finish.


Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has also customised the interior equipment. 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 unique GTX designs. 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. Red cross-stitching is a distinctive feature on the multifunction steering wheel, which is refined by a red application on the centre trim and the GTX lettering integrated there in chrome.


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-seater4 (2/2/2). 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). Depending on the model, the seats in the second row can be moved longitudinally by 150 mm (standard wheelbase) or 200 mm (long wheelbase).



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 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.


A major hardware and software update for the product line will be incorporated into the GTX models. New on board are a head-up display (optional) and the next generation of infotainment systems (standard) with new menu navigation and graphics as well as fast processor power. 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. It not only allows control of numerous vehicle functions, but also provides answers to general knowledge questions using the online connection to databases such as Wikipedia. The innovative IDA voice assistant additionally features ChatGPT integration (AI/artificial intelligence). 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.


From now on, the long wheelbase ID. Buzz with 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 turns the ID. Buzz into a Samba bus for a new era. Irish ID. Buzz fans won’t have long to wait for the new Volkswagen ID. Buzz GTX. With order books set to open this summer, first models will start to appear on our roads in Q4 of 2024. The ID. Buzz has already won a special place in Irish automotive history by becoming the first vehicle to win Irish Car of the Year AND Irish Van of the Year in the same year.


Paul Hunt, Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Ireland, is hopeful the new GTX model will be equally well received. He says: “Having a sporty ID. Buzz with the choice of five-, six- or seven-seats is a game changer. The initial five-seat ID. Buzz achieved so much in a short space of time and is still turning heads to this day. The addition of a long-wheelbase option with a larger battery opens the ID. Buzz up to a whole, new audience. Irish car buyers have already taken the ID. Buzz to their hearts. However, a sporty ID. Buzz GTX with state-of-the-art technology, practicality and added towing capacity will win over a whole new legion of admirers.”

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