Volkswagen ID Buzz wins Car of the Year

WhatCar? Car of the Year 2023: Volkswagen ID. Buzz

The most modern iteration of the Volkswagen Kombi takes the crown in the WhatCar? 2023 Awards, and here’s why.

The all-new Volkswagen ID. fully electric range has already made currents in the EV world. The Volkswagen ID.4 claimed the accolade of World Car of the Year in 2021 and now, the yet to be launched to the New Zealand market, Volkswagen ID. Buzz has been named WhatCar? Car of the Year 2023.

This electric van brings Volkswagen’s iconic T1 Kombi camper van into the new era so that you can find new adventures, no matter where you are. The ID. Buzz is the next generation of the multi-purpose vehicle and delivers maximum space, flexibility and cutting-edge technology, bringing a solution that will connect generations together.

“While we had high hopes for most of those other victors before we drove them, the Buzz’s brilliance came as a bit of a surprise. Why? Well, put simply, there’s so much affection for the Buzz’s retro design that Volkswagen could easily have penny-pinched on the engineering and still sold as many as it could make. But instead, it has clearly thrown everything at the car, with this resulting in something that combines the practicality of an MPV with the comfort and refinement of a premium SUV and the potentially low running costs of an electric vehicle.

This is a car that you can buy with your head and your heart, then – one that doesn’t fit neatly into an established box but which is all the better for this. In short, it moves the game on more than any other model launched in the past 12 months, so it has to be our Car of the Year.”

The Volkswagen ID. Buzz is anticipated to land on New Zealand shores in late 2024.

Volkswagen ID.5 plugged in a charging station with woman in a yellow suit walking towards it

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