We have seen Volkswagen ID.Buzz released this year in MPV and Goods vans guise, but there may soon be a pickup version of the VWnostalgic style, practical EV. The German giant has filed a patent showing the image of ID.Buzz being converted to truck and it appears to be an edited photo of the photo shared by VW on April 27, commemorating World Design Day.
Scott Keogh, New CEO of VW Scout brandwas commissioned to produce an electric pickup truck for the US market to compete with the Rivian R1T and Ford F-150 Lightning. However, it is unknown how many inputs the Scout brand will have on the ID.Buzz pickup, if any.
Volkswagen also just released the second generation Amarok likely to be in the same price bracket as ID.Buzz pickup. However, there are currently no plans for an Amarok hybrid or an all-electric Amarok in the future, so the ID.Buzz truck could be positioned as an all-electric replacement. .
As for the powertrain, we expect the same 82kWh battery pack found in the ID.Buzz. In MPV and Goods, power is sent to a rear-mounted 201bhp electric motor, although VW has said it will include a GTX version (most likely with all-wheel drive) to the ID.Buzz range, which would be a good fit. with the off-road style of the pickup variant. The 258-mile maximum range can suffer with an open truck that is not ideally suited for aerodynamics.
Volkswagen doesn’t often dive into the pickup segment, but the original Type 2 bus (the inspiration behind ID.Buzz) comes in flatbed truck variants in either cabin or double cab form. . The patent image above shows a double cab, but it’s likely the company could come up with a cheaper single cab model as well.
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