Volkswagen ID. Buzz: the mythical combi is back!

For more than twenty years, Volkswagen has been hanging on return of the Combi, one of its true historical icons. Probably driven by the enthusiasm surrounding its new New Beetle at the time, the Wolfsburg manufacturer unveiled, at the Detroit Motor Show in 2001, the Microbus concept car, a modern reinterpretation of the popular derivative of the Beetle family. , which was very popular with hippies. Regularly, rumor gave hope of a reincarnation, supported occasionally by a study of style. Even the designers of the utility range indulged in nostalgia, inventing two-tone liveries for the Multivan with strict square lines.

This is finally the birth of MEB electric platform (for Modulärer Elektrobaukasten) that didn’t stop Volkswagen. Modular as its name suggests, this architecture can accommodate all types of bodywork, from the compact ID.3 that made its debut, to the future ID.7 sedan, a rival to the Tesla Model 3. And among the style offered, the ID. The buzz is not the most impressive. Finally, this model dares to wink at the 1960s that until now was rejected in the Multivan, too formal to not offend the VIPs it used to serve. By providing a combustion engine, the ID. Buzz ignores aesthetic conventions and it couldn’t be more successful. The rounded front face turns heads. At every stop, this is the attraction: this minivan loves passers-by as surely as a supercar, sympathy in addition. Especially if you choose one of the four two-tone liveries on offer.

There are only five seats on board the ID. Buzz

On closer inspection, however, it seems that aesthetics sometimes supersede practical aspects. First, there are the dimensions: with a length of 4.70 m, the Volkswagen ID. The Buzz is halfway between a Touran (4.53 m) and a Multivan (4.97 m). However, there is currently no version with more than five seats. And if the length remains quite compact for a model of this type, what about the other dimensions, especially the height. Reaching 1.93 m, the ID. Buzz prohibits access to most underground car parks. That’s problematic.

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