The ID. Buzz from Volkswagen builds on the strengths long offered by Volkswagen buses, writes Trish Whelan.
It may have a retro look to it but the technology is state-of-the-art. With a maximum load capacity in excess of 2,200 litres, various clever storage solutions and pull up tables, captain’s chairs plus up to eight fast-charging USB-C slots (that can power a laptop from zero to 50pc in 30 minutes), it can be considered an office on wheels.
The interior is an open space with plenty of room, great variability and a high level of comfort. It’s also a pioneering companion in the digital world offering the best connectivity thanks to its fully digital operating concept and infotainment system.
The driver can operate the Digital Cockpit with its 5.3-inch display like a large touch display in the middle of the dash panel. To match the driver’s elevated seat position, the vehicle is equipped with a high dash panel. It will have five seats, including a three-seater bench and two wide-opening sliding doors.
Using the We Connect I.D. app on their smartphone, owners can remotely control charging and the electric stationary air conditioning and also check the battery charge level. A seven-seat configuration will follow, with a longer wheelbase.
No prices or other information yet.