2022 Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo verdict and specs

The Volkswagen ID Buzz is a spiritual successor to the VW Camper but runs on electric power alone. We've driven a Cargo prototype to see if it's as good as the best electric vans...

Volkswagen ID Buzz 2022 front right tracking

Verdict

It’s early days to give a really meaningful verdict on the VW ID. Buzz. We haven't had chance to really interrogate its interior quality or versatility, discover just how well it can carry passengers and cargo, or find out what the performance, handling and range are like in the real world. This first taste of the ID Buzz Cargo promises plenty, but Volkswagen is mooting high prices for the car, which won’t be affordable to everyone.

What we can tell you is that van-based utility cars of the ID Buzz’s type are rarely as distinctive to look at as this, or as smooth, refined, responsive, manoeuvrable or easy to drive. They also rarely promise to juggle outward size with the interior space to transport people and bulky loads quite so cleverly.

Volkswagen ID Buzz 2022 rear left static

The best news is that, having promised to replace its utility-car icon over and over again, for decades, Volkswagen has finally done it. This is not with some retro-styled vanity car either, but something you can really use, and – because it’s electric – keep on using (assuming you can afford one in the first place).


Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo

Price tbc Engine 1 x electric motor, rear mounted Power 201bhp Torque 229lb ft Gearbox single-speed automatic 0-62mph tbc Top speed 90mph (limited) Fuel economy tbc CO2, tax band na, 1%

Rivals:
Mercedes eVito
Toyota Proace Electric

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