During the online debut of the ID.5, Volkswagen had a little surprise for us. The upcoming ID. Buzz appeared in its most revealing form yet, with just a colorful wrap covering the bodywork.
Both the commercial and passenger versions of the all-electric ID. Buzz have been spied testing, however, all prototypes were camouflaged, hiding most of the design details. The new screenshots from Volkswagen’s video presentation are revealing the evolutionary styling of the production version compared to the ID Buzz Concept which was introduced back in 2017.
This is the first time we see the front bumper of the electric van that is featuring a honeycomb pattern similar to the rest of the ID. family but spread to a wider area between the thin side intakes. The LED headlights are connected with the large emblem through an illuminated stripe which is a signature design element for new VW models.
The profile is characterized by the unified greenhouse thanks to the black pillars, while a single character line is connecting the headlights with the taillights merging with the path for the sliding doors. Volkswagen didn’t show us the rear view but from spy pictures, we have seen a large tailgate and horizontally mounted LED taillights.
The ID. Buzz is based on the MEB platform and will be offered in different variants in terms of interior configuration, wheelbase length, battery capacities (from 48 kWh to 111 kWh), and electric powertrain options.
The debut of the production-ready ID. Buzz can’t be far away since a European market launch is scheduled for next year. Both the passenger and the commercial versions will be produced in Hannover, Germany starting from early 2022. The U.S. market will only get the passenger variant in 2023. VW is proud of the ADAS systems that will equip their electric van, with an autonomous version to offer ridepooling services to Hamburg residents starting in 2025.