Volkswagen I.D. CROZZ And BUZZ Will Both Be Built In U.S.

JUL 18 2018 BY MARK KANE 23

While the Volkswagen I.D. hatchback will be produced in Germany from late 2019 and not offered in U.S. at all, the I.D. CROZZ and I.D. BUZZ are to be “Americanised

That means not only that the design will be influenced by North American style, but also production will be localized in the U.S.

According to Hinrich Woebcken (CEO of the North America Region, Volkswagen and President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.), producing cars in the U.S. is the only way for the high-volume scenario.

Hinrich Woebcken said:

Volkswagen I.D. Crozz

“For strong product momentum, they need to be produced in the USA. It’s not possible to come into a high-volume scenario with imported cars. We want to localise electric mobility in the US.”

It gives us a glimpse into the automaker’s ambitions to become a volume BEV manufacturer in the U.S.

From now on, we need to tune in for news about the production facility and battery supplies, as battery production usually follows EV assembly.

Production of cars in the U.S. would also secure Volkswagen from troubles connected to the U.S.-Europe line in terms of tax duties.

Source: Autocar via Green Car Reports

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23 Comments on "Volkswagen I.D. CROZZ And BUZZ Will Both Be Built In U.S."

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That may be realistic but that sux. I’d much rather have the hatchback. I hate the American obsession with SUVs and the attitude against hatchbacks. SUVs are nothing more than tall hatchbacks. The bigger, the more obnoxious, the more intimidating the more Americans seem to like them.

I’m with you, David. I have zero interest in the Crozz, although I know many Americans will just love it. I want the hatchback. Although the Buzz is a good fit for my growing family. I do hope they make it with three-row seating.

I had distain for SUVs until we had kids. I’ve always had small hatchbacks, still do, but the SUV makes car seats so much easier. The extra height helps the back from all the lifting and the space allows room for strollers and groceries.

Exactly, easier access and seating. It is really nice not to have to lower yourself (or kids) to get into a vehicle. Great visibility too.

However, my favorite of the ID concepts I think is the hatchback.

We went the other way — traded the SUV for a Leaf and haven’t regretted it. We have a moderately active lifestyle with the two kids — it’s occasionally been a pinch and while we do have some friends who ‘need’ their SUVs we also know a bunch who drive around with a lot of empty space day after day year after year.

Try out a good minivan. We had to rent one out because they were out of three row SUVs at the rental place…quite the surprise….At the same time of feeling a bit more comfortable (less bumpy), easier for the kids to get in and out, way better MPG and range (we got almost 600 miles from a single fill up in an Odyssey) , having more storage space and feeling more “sporty” (lower to the ground) – they are much cheaper than SUVs….just have to get over the Minivan stigma…the only real con besides the stigma is that you can’t tow as much with a minivan…however if you don’t need that capability for more than 1x a month…rent the truck 😉

Nothing better than a minivan when you have kids. Chrysler and Kia make the two best in my opinion. Kia simply benchmarked the Chrysler and executed. I haven’t tried the PHEV Chrysler yet but assume it’s every bit as good as the regular one. It’s odd how a car company can excel in one are but not others. SUVs are by and large idiotic if you have kids. Unless of course you live in the snowy mountains. A couple inches of rain or snow doesn’t cut it as needing an SUV. So says me….just got rid of our third van and looking at SUVs. Hypocritical? I don’t think so. I put over half a million miles on those 3 vans.

Our other car is a minivan. Is much more practical than an suv. The space inside is much greater, handling and acceleration are better than suv.
Pacifica hybrid drives really nice. Loads of power and very responsive w electric motor. It’s biggest drawback is that Chrysler doesn’t allow towing.
We tow a 3000 lb boat behind our minivan. Great tow vehicle. Stable.

I have a strong need for light towing and a for AWD at times, especially in the winter. My Leaf is a great car but I have to hang on to my old smoker SUV for jobs the Leaf can’t handle. I would love to have a BEV SUV or CUV that would allow me to only need one car.

Is sometime after 2020 “ambitious”? Has VW lifted the ID Buzz’s 25 mph top speed, or is it still a #pravduh feeder?

Just bought a Pacifica Hybrid this year, but if the I.D. Buzz comes out by 2024/2025 and the price and range are compelling, I could see switching.

They are currently aiming for 2022 for the Buzz.

So VW will sell no ev in the states for the next 5 years at least… cool.

The Crozz will be released in late 2020 or early 2021, so roughly 2.5 years from now.

Sure.

Well, Doh’, with sales of imports, if Trump gets his way. drying up like a wadi l in Summer, you would be insane not to build it in the U.S..

“Americanised“

Only available in orange and remotely controlled from the Kremlin?

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

…..and communicates best through Twitter………..ROTFLMAO

Hinrich Woebcken (CEO of the North America Region, Volkswagen and President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. Don’t screw up the design of the Buzz! It’s good. Don’t be that guy!

Maybe I’m being cynical, but at this point, if VW announced they’d have a great EV would on sale across the US by September, I’d still be in “I’ll believe it when I see it”mode. I am VERY sick of the endless promises from various car companies about electrification that sound like nothing more than [1] greenwashing and [2] an attempt to get customers to not buy a competitor’s product for the next few years.

Good EVs at a reasonable price for the delivered features and utility, actually available, or GTFO.

One thing that is different this time is dieselgate. In particular, the Electrify America spending that is a result of that cover-up is owned by VW. So they actually stand to benefit in a unique way from a strong lineup of EVs.

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

Is VW going to rename these models to TK.Crozz and TK.Buzz.
TK = Tesla Killer.