ICYMI: VW Debuted “Obi-Wan Kenobi”-Inspired ID. Buzz Models

Volkswagen ID.Buzz | Lewisville, TX

Are you ready to say “Hello there!” to the van of the future? Then the Volkswagen ID. Buzz is the vehicle you’re looking for!

Volkswagen used the recent Obi Wan-Kenobi limited series to showcase a comeback of its own: the VW Microbus. Receiving a next-century update, the iconic miniature bus runs entirely on electricity and has taken on a new name as the ID. Buzz.

In collaboration with Star Wars, the automaker creature two exclusive editions of the upcoming ID. Buzz, which both debuted on the red carpet at this year’s Star Wars Celebration.

  • The ID. Buzz ‘Light Side Edition’ features blue and off-white exterior coloring that evokes the color palate of Kenobi’s wardrobe. Those are contrasted by chrome body panels that resemble the metal-plated droids and spacecraft from the franchise.
  • The ID. Buzz ‘Dark Side Edition’ takes its style from Obi-Wan’s nemesis and former padawan, Darth Vader. The blacked-out exterior with crimson red accents is reminiscent of the menacing Sith lord.

Advertising for the all-electric ID. Buzz was created in partnership with Lucasfilm and I.L.M., two of the most influential companies in Hollywood — or the universe, for that matter. While you can’t buy these licensed Star Wars I.D. Buzz models, you can ride home in a production version of the electric Microbus. Luckily, you don’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to drive the Volkswagen ID.Buzz. You can find it right here in Lewisville at Lewisville Volkswagen. Visit our dealership to learn more about this futuristic SUV. We think you’ll have a good feeling about it!

Volkswagen ID.BUZZ Electric Microbus Slated for U.S. Debut in 2023

Volkswagen ID.BUZZ Electric Microbus Slated for U.S. Debut in 2023 | Lewisville, TX

According to Volkswagen CEO Scott Keogh, the Volkswagen ID.BUZZ is coming to the United States. Keogh said earlier this year that “the reaction’s been huge” to the ID.BUZZ electric Microbus since its debut in 2017, and that will lead to a production version coming stateside in 2023.

Keogh told Automotive News in January that 2023 will mark the long-awaited return of the Microbus to America.

“I wish it was coming next year,” Keogh said. “It’s not going to come quite as soon as that; it’s going to be a little bit later than that.”

But when it does arrive, the Volkswagen ID.BUZZ will almost certainly have been worth the wait if you’re a fan of the classic Microbus. The ID.BUZZ concept that debuted in 2017 boasted 369 horsepower from its dual-electric motors — a far cry from the 30 horsepower of the first VW Bus sold in America back in 1950. On top of that, the 111-kilowatt-hour battery pack enables a maximum range of around 300 miles, making it a great choice for groovy road trips.

Speaking of groovy, the ID.BUZZ looks the part with a chic look that’s inspired by the classic Volkswagen Microbus. The two-tone V-nose, sloped windscreen, and rectangular windows all hearken back to an American classic associated with road trips and making memories.

The all-new Volkswagen ID.BUZZ looks poised to help a new generation of adventurers when it arrives sometime in 2023. Until then, keep your eyes and ears on the Lewisville Volkswagen blog for more updates.