Volkswagen teased their upcoming ID. BUZZ earlier this week, as two pre-production versions of the electric van left VW’s Hanover plant on their way to Barcelona, Spain.
Once at the destination, journalists were going to get an up-close look at the new EV, but thanks to some new images shared on the VWIDTalk forums, we have our first look at the interior.
The first thing to notice is that these pre-production units feature a distinctive two-tone interior colour scheme.
The driver will have a dedicated instrument cluster display behind the wheel, with a display in the center of the dash, similar to the layout in other VW ID vehicles.
Moving to the back seat, the rear bench features a 60/40 split allowing versatility when hauling long pieces of cargo.
Rear passengers look like they will also have tray tables, which in the picture are stowed in the upright position.
Moving even further back, it appears there is a third row of seats that can fold completely flat, but without a split like the front row.
There is also a retractable cargo cover, which looks like it can only be used when the third row is folded down.
This particular unit also has what appears to be an accessory to elevate the trunk floor, likely to make a relatively flat surface to allow for in-car camping.
One feature that appears to be missing is a system of floor rails, something that was present in the concept ID. BUZZ (see below).
The system would have allowed various components of the interiors (e.g., seats, center console) to be moved around into various positions, making the interior extremely adaptable to various uses.
There is also speculation this could be a short wheel base (SWB) version of the ID. BUZZ. North America is expected to also get a long wheel base (LWB) version, which should make for more interior space for Canadian and US owners.
We will no doubt be seeing much more of the ID. BUZZ when it is unveiled on March 9, 2022.