Volkswagen will not introduce its version of California camping id. Buzz electric vans until 2025, so for now it’s a free-for-all for specialist conversion companies.
based in Germany Alpine Camper has showcased its latest creation based on the standard wheelbase Volkswagen ID. Buzz Cargo at the caravan and motorhome fair that runs from January 14 to 22 in Stuttgart.
From what we can see in the photo posted by the company on Facebook, this camper’s ID changed. The Buzz has three-person bench seating up front with a custom rear compartment. There are also pop-up roof tents that allow people to stand.
In the rear compartment there is a bench seat that looks like it can be converted into a bed, as well as a kitchenette equipped with a sink, induction hob, fridge, shelves and storage area.
Alpin Camper does not mention any changes to the changed ID. Buzz electric or battery power system. For now, ID. Buzz is available exclusively with a rear-mounted electric motor produce 150kW power and 310Nm torque and a 77kWh battery pack.
This is not ID’s first time. The buzz was converted to a camper by a specialist company, when Germany-based Ququq showed off its appearance at a different caravan show in September last year.
ID Ququq. The Buzz camper conversion retains the pop-up roof tent, but has a larger folding bed and a sliding camp stove.
Volkswagen’s head of research and development Kai Gruenitz recently told Autocar id. Buzz California will go on sale globally from 2025.
It understands ID. The Buzz California camper will be based on the upcoming wheelbase version to take advantage of the extra space.
Existing standard wheelbase ID. The buzz is 4712mm long and riding a 2989mm wheelbase, while the long wheelbase version will have an extra 250mm between the wheels.
In addition, Mr. Gruenitz confirmed to the upcoming British publication ID sporty. The Buzz GTX will have a 250kW dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain that’s more powerful than the 220kW setup in the ID. 4 cross GTX.
It will also have a “special interior, new exterior color and some additional features”.
Volkswagen plans to introduce a second, less powerful all-wheel drive option without the GTX branding in some overseas markets.
We’re not sure when, or if, this upcoming variant will arrive anytime soon, but Volkswagen hopes to have the ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo in Australian showrooms from mid-2024.
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