VW ID. Buzz gets the GTX treatment

Volkswagen has added the ID. Buzz van to its growing range of GTX performance models.

The ID. Buzz GTX is the most powerful Volkswagen van ever and gets a 134bhp power boost over existing models.

Set to go on sale this summer, the warmed-up version of the van will be offered in multiple wheelbases and seating configurations and will come with a choice of two new batteries.

Using the same all-wheel-drive motor setup as the ID.7 GTX, the ID. Buzz GTX generates 335bhp, giving the van a 0-62mph time of just 6.5 seconds.

Regular wheelbase models come with a new 79kWh battery – the same that features in the regular ID.7 Tourer. A long-wheelbase GTX is also available and comes with the same 86kWh battery that is offered in the top-spec ID.7. There’s no word on the range for either version yet but the larger unit accepts 200kW charging compared with the 185kW limit of the smaller battery.

VW says that the additional power and all-wheel-drive has turned the ID. Buzz into a useful tow vehicle. The normal wheelbase version can now pull up to 1,800kg – 800kg more than before – while the long-wheelbase version’s capacity has increased by 600kg to 1,600kg.

Buyers can choose between five-, six- and seven-seat configurations depending on the wheelbase. The normal wheelbase version will come as a five-seater as standard with the option of six individual seats in a 2-2-2 configuration. The long-wheelbase adds the option of a three-seat middle bench for a 2-3-2 layout.

Visually, the GTX comes with a unique bumper with honeycomb intake grille and new running lights. Black plastic elements such as the new grille and mirror caps have a gloss finish and a 20-inch alloy wheel is standard, with a 21-inch diamond cut option available. A Cherry Red paint is exclusive to the ID. Buzz GTX and can be specced as a single colour or paried with a Mono Silver upper for a two-tone finish.

Internally, the GTX version gets the same updated 12.9-inch infotainment system as other new models, featuring the latest version of VW’s IDA virtual assistance and the integration of ChatGPT. It also gets GTX-specific seat fabric and styling, red interior details , a black headliner and the option of a smart glass panoramic roof that goes from opaque to clear at the press of a button.

There’s no word on UK pricing or spec yet, but pre-sales of the ID. Buzz GTX are due to start in the summer.

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Matt Allan

Matt is Editor of EV Powered. He has worked in journalism for more than 20 years and been an automotive journalist for the last decade, covering every aspect of the industry, from new model reveals and reviews to consumer and driving advice. The former motoring editor of, The Scotsman and National World, Matt has watched the EV landscape transform beyond recognition over the last 10 years and developed a passion for electric vehicles and what they mean for the future of transport - from the smallest city cars to the biggest battery-powered trucks. When he’s not driving or writing about electric cars, he’s figuring out how to convert his classic VW camper to electric power.