The design of the Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Cargo is defined by the interplay of familiar elements of the original Transporter’s Dna with futuristic elements. The front end, in particular, with a characteristic “V” and a typically friendly “face” clearly reflects the old car, yet is a completely new interpretation. Instead of the round headlights of the original model, the Cargo has interactive Led systems which not only illuminate the road, but also communicate interactively with pedestrians. Another defining feature of the design is the short front overhang.
Outside, the concept is differentiated from the I.D. Buzz by a new solar roof, wide-opening rear doors and a new rear bumper. The solar roof features a photovoltaic system that generates so much energy that it is able to extend the range of the vehicle by up to 9.3 miles a day. With a view towards optimizing cargo space via a shelving system, there is no sliding door on the driver’s side, typical of LCVs. The front doors and sliding door open electrically. Unlocking the vehicle from the outside is activated via a sensor. The Cargo recognizes authorized persons via a digital key which is sent to the van from a smartphone.
Like all members of the I.D. Family, the van is characterized by an exceptionally large interior, thanks to the packaging advantages brought by the MEB architecture. The interior has been tailored for commercial use, down to the smallest detail. Instead of two single seats in the front, the concept vehicle is equipped with a driver’s seat and a double bench-seat on the front passenger side. The middle seat can be folded down to open up a workspacewhere the driver can use an integrated laptop.