See into the future
Working towards a sustainable future means always looking forward. Take a look at the Volkswagens that could redefine the landscape of driving, including the ID.Buzz – a colourful electric van with a fully automated driving mode.
The next generation
The Frankfurt Motor Show 2019
From the game-changing ID.3 to the concept ID. Buggy, see the Volkswagens that could be cruising down Australian highways and parked on driveways in the not-too-distant future.
The I.D. Buzz is the world’s first multivariable electric van with a fully automated driving mode. Winner of the 2017 Drive Concept Car of the Year, the Buzz is a real space sensation, with room for up to eight seats and two luggage compartments. Its colourful design draws inspiration from the fun and flexibility of the original Microbus, yet one major difference, is its speed. The Buzz offers an impressive 369hp, estimated at an all-electric range of over 400 kilometres, courtesy of a 110 kW battery pack located under the seats. At a charging power of 150 kW, we envision that a Buzz could recharge 80 percent of its battery capacity in 30 minutes using wireless charging.
The steering wheel in the I.D. Buzz has also been completely revamped, featuring a touchpad and motion sensors instead of buttons and switches, offering control with nothing but hand gestures. An Augmented Reality display virtually projects information, such as navigation direction arrows, some 7 to 15 metres in front of the vehicle. This allows us to achieve a blend of futuristic technology in a design that echoes old-school magic.