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Volkswagen ID. Buzz Cargo opens for ordering

Customers can start ordering the new ID. Buzz Cargo van from August, with two trim levels on offer

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Volkswagen has announced that UK buyers will be able to order its new all-electric ID. Buzz Cargo commercial electric van from August, with two trim levels on offer.

With its bold exterior looks that are reminiscent of the original Transporter and Kombi vans of the 1960s, Volkswagen will be hoping this new addition to its commercial line-up will be able to challenge the sales of electric LCV rivals like the Citroën e-Berlingo and Vauxhall Combo-e.

Equipped with a 77kWh battery, Volkswagen promises that ID. Buzz Cargo can travel 256 miles on one charge, this being over 80 miles more than Citroën says its e-Berlingo can muster.

With load space totaling 3.9m3, the manufacturer says that the new van has room for two Euro pallets to be loaded sideways in the rear, and models specced with the optional trailer hitch can tow up to 1,000kg of weight.

The van has two sliding doors on either side for loading items into the rear, and customers can choose between a two or three-seat configuration in the cabin, which Volkswagen says has multiple storage cubbies.

The range begins with the ‘Commerce’ trim. Available from just over £38k, the trim includes a heated driver’s seat and front and rear parking sensors. The van is equipped with a ten-inch infotainment console as standard – the same system as the entry-level ID. Buzz people carrier, but without a gesture control function.

This lead-in ‘Commerce’ trim does seem a little bare compared to the entry-level ‘Life’ ID. Buzz MPV, but this van variant is markedly cheaper than the people carrier model, which costs more than £57k.

Key trim level features

Entry-level ‘Commerce’ (from £38,125)

  • LED headlights
  • Heated driver’s seat
  • 10-inch infotainment console compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • ‘Multiple’ USB ports
  • Servicing package that includes three services and one MOT

Top-spec ‘Commerce Plus’ (from £42,375)

  • All ‘Commerce’ features not replaced
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Heated windscreen
  • Infotainment navigation software
  • Keyless entry
  • Rear view parking camera
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Parking assistance feature with a memory function
  • Lane keeping assistance

Upgrading to the ‘Commerce Plus’ grade adds a leather steering wheel and a heated windscreen, as well as keyless entry. This trim also includes a rear view parking camera, and several safety tech features, including a ‘Travel Assist’ package, which can use adaptive cruise control and lane keep assistance together in order to control the accelerator, brake, and steering, all independently of the driver.

A semi-autonomous parking feature is also included at this grade, which can look for a parking space for you when activated, and parallel park the vehicle without a prompt from the driver.

Volkswagen will start taking orders for the ID. Buzz Cargo in August, but it is not yet known when the first orders are expected to arrive on UK roads.

Sean Rees
Sean Rees
Sean is the Deputy Editor at The Van Expert. A enthusiastic fan of motorsport and all things automotive, he is accredited by the Professional Publishers Association, and is now focused on helping those in van-buying need with independent and impartial advice.

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