clear design based on a classic model of modern mobility

V-shape and large VW logo. Even the front end shows how strongly the two new models take up the old design DNA and thus make the viewer smile. The V-shaped hood and the large, prominent VW logo give the front a charismatic look – a light stripe connects the headlights. The separation of the design into an upper and a lower zone continues on the flank and back. It becomes particularly remarkable with the optional two-tone lacquer, yet another reminiscence of the historic T1.

Harmonious proportions and very good aerodynamics. The body of zero-emission Bulli impresses with its pragmatic proportions. The large wheels are on the outer corners – the space on the compact base is ideally used. The coefficient of resistance, which is particularly important for the efficiency of an electric car, is ID. buzz with 0.285; in the classic T1 it was 0.44.

Two rims. The rims, which impress with their own design language and at the same time are important for the vehicle’s efficiency – and thus range – are also of particular importance. “For an electric car, the wheels are actually very important,” says Ranbir Kalha, the designer in charge of rims and wheels. “They have a lot of technical requirements that they have to meet. The first point is of course the aerodynamics, the second is the weight. Especially with ID. Buzz we have some rims that look like a piece but are actually hybrid wheels – so they are two pieces so they are very light. This type of wheel is used on ID. Buzz for the first time, “Kalha explains, adding:” In addition, the new wheels naturally shape the individual character of the ID. Buzz – from functional to sporty to elegant, depending on your taste. ”
Longest wheelbase in MEB. Bulli from 1950 – exact name: Type 2 T1 – had a self-supporting body with a length of 4.28 meters and a wheelbase of 2.40 meters that was specially developed for it. The Buzz ID and the ID. Buzz Cargo is just over 40 centimeters longer. They are based on the versatile modular electric drive matrix (MEB) from Volkswagen; its wheelbase of 2.99 meters is the longest in the MEB to date. Exterior designer Einar Castillo Aranda says: “The platform with its compact drive components has allowed us to place the front wheels far in front and the driver in front and relatively high in the car. The result is a monolithic silhouette with a harmoniously integrated hood. “

Intensive exchange. Although ID. Buzz does not have an internal combustion engine, which often takes up a lot of space in conventional models, there is also a lot of technology in the front area, from heating and air conditioning systems to the electric brake booster. This required intensive coordination work. “In the area where the headlight is located, there is very little space. We discussed a lot with our colleagues from Technical Development to be able to keep body volume close to the wheel. Here, too, it was a priority to be able to preserve the monolithic silhouette, ”explains Aranda.

keyword headlights. Like all ID. models, ID. Buzz all about LEDs, IQ.LIGHT is available upon request. Its LED matrix headlights greatly shape the car’s identity, as Urs Rahmel, Head of Light and Rim Design, says: “It was important for us to bring a certain human character into the car with light animations. That’s why ID. Buzz intelligent with its environment. ” Rahmel’s colleague Sandra Sturmat explains: “As a member of ID. The family also starts with ID. Buzz a welcome scenario when the driver approaches the ID. Buzz approaches. It looks like the car is opening its eyes, as if it is looking for eye contact. We believe that this interaction sets the emotional spark. “

Interior with calm lines.
Designed by ID. Buzz and the ID. Buzz Cargo follows the genetics of the classic T1 in its clarity – in its very own, contemporary way. In the interior, for example, this philosophy becomes apparent in the – as in T1 – linear instrument panel with its calm, stacked elements. This includes: the smart operating concept with multifunction steering wheel and the two digital displays.

Generous open space. Thanks to the compact electric drive and the battery integrated in the floor of the vehicle, the “open space” was created and thus a space concept with a lot of space that puts even more focus on people and their needs. It offers plenty of space for driver and passengers as well as numerous storage spaces and interfaces, and the feeling of space is generous, airy and light. Jozef Kabaň says: “We have developed a vehicle layout with a very logical and intuitive interior concept and variable space utilization.” The front seats in ID. Buzz is – typically Bulli – located relatively high and equipped with armrests. The top version of the seats with the largest adjustment options was recognized by the Campaign for Healthier Backs (AGR) for its ergonomics.
Designers are examining the pre-series model of the ID. summen
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Lounge with chic and charm. The interior of ID. Buzz conveys a high-quality, chic and at the same time homely impression – like a modern lounge. Tomasz Bachorski, Head of Interior Design at Volkswagen, explains: “Our goal was to bring our customers’ homes into the interior of the vehicle. And with all the facets – from the materials to the digital equipment you are used to from there.” There was a lot of attention to the interplay between function, colors and materials.In the optional “Style” interior packages, the colors match the exterior paint, with the cool tone “Electric White” adds accents.A special loving detail can be found in the side and seat panels on the five-person – there are stylized silhouettes of ID.Buzz printed.A ten-color ambient lighting is standard, a variant with thirty colors is optional.

In perfect harmony. Design and function must harmonize perfectly in every detail, as Doreen Langner from CAD Interior Design explains using the example of ambient lighting. “We use the design data on the computer to check what the light looks like in the car. And if it is reflected in the windshield, we need to adjust the design of the instrument panel so that it is swallowed and does not bother the customer. “

Yarn made from recycled products. When selecting materials in ID. Sustainability played an important role for Buzz. The interior is completely leather-free. For some covers, there will be a fabric whose threads are made from recycled PET bottles and plastic pulled up from the sea. Marion Dürr, Color & Trim designer, continues the idea of ​​sustainability: “We have created amazing combinations of valuable materials. We chose chrome paint instead of chrome and the look of wood instead of real wood.”

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