Judging by how fast the ID. Buzz has sold out, Volkswagen has hit the mark with its electric van, but lovers of this segment are already eager to find out what the more “habitable” version of the ID will look like. Buzz, or the one with the California name.
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The Carscoops colleagues, and in particular the illustrator Jean Francois Hubert, have seen fit to render their idea, then providing all the most important and currently known information on the ID. California, because that’s what it will be called. The arrival of the ‘camperized’ version of the ID. Buzz is therefore to be expected for the second half of this decade, probably around 2026, but the reveal of the new model should arrive well in advance.
The ID. California will be based on the ID’s extended wheelbase platform. Buzz, expected in the first months of 2024, therefore it is not obvious to hope for a possible reveal at the end of the same year. Compared to the standard ‘minibus’ – and as occurs on internal combustion engine models – the ID. California will be characterized by the presence of the folding roof, which once parked allows the ceiling to be raised so as to allow the occupants to stand up inside the “living area”, and thus offering a raised double bed for the night.
Furthermore, there is also a retractable awning mounted on one side of the vehicle, which allows you to expand the livable area by also counting on the presence of a table and chairs, hidden inside the tailgate. Inside then there is a cabinet that offers a small sink, a hob, a fridge, various compartments for storing kitchen utensils and clothing, and the inevitable water and gas tanks.
Lastly, being the long wheelbase version, it should house a larger battery pack, of around 111 kWh, so as to increase range and also cope with the clearly higher weight of the vehicle thus equipped. It will then be based on the most refined version of the ID. Buzz (by the way, read our road test of the Volkswagen ID. Buzz), therefore inside there will be charging sockets for the various devices, while the 12-inch infotainment screen will dominate the scene, together with the 10 instrumentation inches.
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