The GQ Car Awards, which showcased a wide variety of the best cars in show from plug in hybrids and electrics to concept cars and prototypes, named the Volkswagen ID. Buzz as the “Icon of the Year”.
The ID. Buzz only launched to market in June 2022 and arrives to customers with a carbon neutral footprint as part of the Volkswagen Group’s climate ambitions. This is paired with materials on some seat covers, floor coverings, and roof liners being made from recycled products without compromising on comfort and quality and, of course, the ID. Buzz’s electric powertrain.
Commenting on the recognition of the model, GQ said: “VW has had a hankering to reimagine the original Type 2 van for the past 20 years and the end result is the ID. Buzz. Filing under 'original, eye-catching and dope,' the elevated driving position and minimalist cockpit make it a breezy place to sit. Plus, with its bright colour options, planet-protecting EV ethos and unconventional design, it emits an aura that’s nothing short of 'positive vibes only' with a hippie aesthetic. We (peace and) love it.”
Kate Thompson, Head of Marketing at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle added: “We are delighted that the team at GQ have selected the ID. Buzz as the winner of this fantastic award, due to its positive sustainability elements and design features. As our first all-electric van, the ID. Buzz represents a major milestone in Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ electrification journey. The ID. Buzz is a product that is reminiscent of the renowned Volkswagen aesthetic, combined with futuristic technology and green credentials, producing an icon fit for the electric age.”