Volkswagen ID. Buzz named ‘Car of the Year’ at the 2023 What Car? Awards

The all-electric Volkswagen ID. Buzz starts the year with success, after being crowned the overall winner, ‘Car of the Year’, and category winner for ‘Large Electric Car of the Year’ at the annual What Car? Awards.

Commended for its comfort, impressive refinement, and ‘highly competitive PCP finance rates’, the judges also highlighted the ID. Buzz’s practicality and running costs. For Editor, Steve Huntingford, the ID. Buzz is ‘a car that you can buy with your head and your heart.’

The prestigious What Car? Car of the Year Awards celebrate the best cars on sale, as evaluated by an expert panel of editors after 12 months of thorough testing.

Steve Huntingford, Editor of What Car?, continued: “There’s so much affection for the retro design of the ID. Buzz 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 low running costs of an electric vehicle.

“In short, it moves the game on more than any other model launched in the past 12 months, so it had to be the What Car? Car of the Year.”

Collecting the award, Dr. Lars Krause, Board Member for Sales and Marketing of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “The ID. Buzz is the reincarnation of an icon and we are thrilled that the experts at What Car? magazine share the enthusiasm of our fans and customers, and have given it the honour of their Car of the Year award.

“The UK is one of our most important markets, and customers here expect the best. We will continue to do all we can to build great cars for you, to develop icons of the future and to ensure the next successful chapter in our brand’s history.”

Balancing the iconic, retro design with a futuristic look and feel, the ID. Buzz range is available as an all-electrc five-seat passenger vehicle or Cargo van. The range went on sale in June 2022, with first customer deliveries in December. The models are designed from the ground-up with sustainability and innovation in mind, arriving to customers with a carbon neutral footprint, and incorporating pioneering technology – including Park Assist Plus with Memory Function and LED headlights, which light up when the driver approaches the vehicle.

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