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Volkswagen presented the new ID. Buzz GTX. The electric Bulli will in the future be available 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 in every driving situation. In addition, both GTX models share an individualized design. Pre-sales of the ID. Buzz GTX will start in the summer.

This year, Volkswagen is once again expanding its range of sporty GTX models alongside the ID.3, ID.4, ID.5 and ID. 7 Tourer .

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 (99 mph). The electric motors are supplied with energy by batteries 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).


The all-electric Volkswagen ID. Buzz GTX

With its extra power and the 4MOTION drive system, the ID. Buzz GTX offers a higher maximum trailer weight: the version with normal wheelbase can pull up to 1,800 kg (braked, 8%), 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—for example, boat or horse trailers, which are often moved on slippery ground.

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 (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).

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 programs to adjust various vehicle functions to improve well-being while driving or charging. The exit warning system is another new addition. This warns of motorized vehicles and bicycles approaching from the rear when a door is opened.


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