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VW Confirms An ID.Buzz GTX In Sneaky Press Release

Volkswagen has updated its ID.4 and ID.5 GTX performance EVs for the new model year with more standard features and some small design adjustments, but that's not the only thing VW has to say about its GTX lineup. In a short statement, the brand's Head of Sales and Marketing for ID. models hinted at a few new EVs that are set to get the GTX treatment in the near future, with one of them being the ID.Buzz minivan.

In fact, all ID. models are set to receive a GTX badge at some point. So far, the ID.4 and ID.5 have proven very successful in Europe, where they have returned a 40% take rate. Volkswagen wants to "continuously expand" the ID. brand, saying that it "will offer a GTX variant for every ID. model in the future — from the ID.3 to the ID.Buzz."

The ID.Buzz made its European debut as an electrified blast from the past, offering retro looks and incredible versatility in a compact package. Volkswagen said that a longer-wheelbase version is headed for the United States, but it won't be revealed anytime soon. Just like the other GTX models, we think that the more performance-oriented ID.Buzz will arrive in European markets first, where it is sold in short-wheelbase form. We are just hoping that VW is willing to give the longer wheelbase version a GTX variant in the US.

The existing ID.Buzz features one electric motor with rear-wheel drive. Other GTX models have an additional motor mounted on the front axle with 4Motion all-wheel drive capability, and we think the ID.Buzz GTX will follow suit by offering the same setup. This will allow for improved traction, as well as boosted output in terms of horsepower and torque.

As Volkswagen gets serious about its all-electric future, details on its next EVs are becoming clearer. An electric version of the Passat sedan, codenamed Aero B, is set for a 2023 launch in China, expanding availability to other markets later on. A liftback and wagon are also on the agenda, as well as a facelifted ID.3 hatchback for Europe next year.

Does the idea of an ID.Buzz GTX excite you?

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