Maximally used vehicle footprint – long wheelbase, compact body
One feature of the ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo is a long wheelbase of 2,988 mm, roughly the same as that of the current T6.1. Both ID. Buzz models are 4,712 mm long. To put that in context: with the same wheelbase, a T6.1 is in all 192 mm longer. Including roof aerial, the two versions of ID. Buzz are, dependent on specification, 1,937 mm or 1,938 mm high (T6.1: 1,985 mm). The two ID. Buzz vehicles are 1,985 mm wide (excluding exterior mirrors). The new model is thus 81 mm wider than a T6.1. In the medium term, the MPV version of the ID. Buzz will come onto the market with an extended wheelbase too. It will be with the longer wheelbase that the North American version of the ID. Buzz will make its journey in 2024 from the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles main plant in Hannover to customers across the Atlantic. There are no plans to sell the ID. Buzz Cargo in North America.
ID. Buzz as MPV – the five-seater
As an MPV, the highly flexible ID. Buzz is just as perfectly tailored to leisure time as it is to business use. The standard length ID. Buzz will launch as standard with five seats (in a 2/3 arrangement). Driver and front-seat passenger sit on individual seats equipped as standard on the inside with adjustable armrests. Used in the back is a three-person bench seat, which can be folded down completely or split 40:60. The rear bench seat can also be moved backwards or forwards. The MPV is fitted as standard with two side sliding doors. What becomes accessible behind the upward-opening rear hatch is – with five people on board – 1,121 litres of luggage space (loaded up to the top edge of the backrests of the second row of seats). If the second row of seats is fully folded down, the load capacity increases to up to 2,205 litres.
ID. Buzz Cargo – the van
With the ID. Buzz Cargo, an ultra-modern zero-emission van is being launched. It will launch as standard with three seats in the cab: driver’s seat plus double bench seat. Optionally, the ID. Buzz Cargo will also be available with an individual seat for the front-seat passenger. Behind the seats comes a fixed partition, separating off the cargo space. This partition will be optionally available with a window and/or an opening through which items can be loaded. The cargo space measures 3.9 m3 and provides room for two euro pallets. The gross vehicle weight of the ID. Buzz Cargo is 3,000 kg. and the maximum load 650 kg. Loads can be secured via lashing rings in the floor and lashing rails on the side walls. The new ID. Buzz Cargo is fitted with a wide-opening tailgate and a sliding door on the passenger side. As a custom version it will be possible to configure the van with a second sliding door.
ID. Buzz as a range – the third Bulli in the line
The Bulli always used to be based on one unique platform. However, the start of a new era of mobility called for a paradigm change: ‘One Bulli fits all’ now becomes ‘The right Bulli for each customer’. In 2021, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles therefore brought out for the first time alongside the T6.1 – as Transporter, Caravelle, California and Multivan 4MOTION – a model based on the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB): the new Multivan (internally: T7). A leisure MPV being offered as the first Bulli with the option of a plug-in hybrid drive system. With the new ID. Buzz these currently two Bulli pillars are now being enriched by the addition of a third. The ID. Buzz is based – like all models of the ID. family – on the Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB). There are thus for the first time three Bulli model lines in parallel alongside each other in order to be able to offer a tailor-made solution for all mobility scenarios. Each of these pillars is of fundamental importance. As Transporter and Caravelle, the T6.1 remains the specialist for commercial use, and as California the camper van icon. The new Multivan has taken over the job of the highly talented all-rounder. And with the ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo two all-electric Bulli models will now be conquering new segments. All three model lines – the T6.1, the new Multivan and the new ID. Buzz – are being made in parallel by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles at the high-technology Hannover site.