11 March 2022
11 March 2022, Comments Comments Off on AboutcampBtoB gets a close-up of the new VW ID. Buzz
AboutcampBtoB gets a close-up of the new VW ID. Buzz

Aboutcamp BtoB has been to an exclusive viewing of the new VW ID. Buzz just hours after its world premiere on 9th March in Hamburg, Germany.

The ID. Buzz and its commercial version, the ID. Buzz Cargo have been eagerly awaited since a concept version was revealed in 2017. Now it is a production reality, and its stunning, retro looks are certain to make it one of the most exciting new vehicles launched in 2022. It’s also an important addition to Volkswagen’s ID range of electric vehicles using its Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB) platform for zero emissions while driving.

Thankfully, production models have retained the retro-styling of the concept which directly links back to the iconic VW Transporter (T1) from 1950. Like the original T1, the ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo have a long wheelbase of 2988 mm and minimal front and rear overhangs to maximise the space inside and create a small turning circle of 11.1 m. The ID. Buzz Cargo has a capacity of 3.9 cubic metres and is able to carry two Euro pallets.

Volkswagen says, “the ID. Buzz takes seven decades of Microbus expertise into the future”. It’s certainly packed with all the latest state-of-the-art technology and systems, including Travel Assist with Swarm Data, over-the-air software updates, ‘Plus and Charge’ technology and Bidirectional charging (vehicle-to-home).

The ID. Buzz is slightly shorter but wider than the T6.1. The ID. Buzz is 4712 mm and the T6.1 is 4.904 mm. Crucially, like the T6.1, the ID. Buzz is under 2 m high.

A Volkswagen spokesperson confirmed that the California campervan will continue to be based on the T6.1 for at least a couple of years and that there are no plans for a California version of the ID. Buzz until into the second half of this decade.

Full details of pricing and specifications are due to be announced in May, with first deliveries of both the ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo due to reach European customers in autumn, unless any of the current issues with the supply chain cause delays. The ID. Buzz is produced in the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles plant in Hannover, where it has built every version of the Transporter since 1950.