VW has shown off a preview of the ID Buzz’s interior, ahead of the multipurpose EV’s official debut. According to the company, it has drawn inspiration from the design of its original 1950s Transporter, but updated for a 21st century audience. The Buzz will initially be available in a mixture of solid color and two-tone options, with the exterior paint mirrored on the interior in areas such as the seats, dash panels and door trims.
According to the company, there is extensive use of responsibly sourced and sustainable materials across the interior. For example, synthetic materials are substituted for leather; in the case of the steering wheel, polyurethane is deployed with a leather look and feel.
Meanwhile, the seat covers and floor coverings are made using recycled materials. These include fabrics made from Seaqual yarn with threads that consist of approximately 10% marine plastic and 90% PES (recycled PET bottles). According to VW this gives a saving of 32% in carbon emissions compared to similar products. Similarly, the ArtVelours Eco upholstery used for the first time in the Buzz also comprises 71% recycled material.