Last Friday, Volkswagen Denmark could report that ID. Buzz was named car of the year in Denmark. Four days later, Volkswagen Norway can boast the same.
Over in Denmark, this year’s car award is a little wider than the one that calls itself the same in Norway. The jury consists of 20 car journalists, but this does not necessarily mean that the result will be very different.
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For the 20 Danish car journalists, Volkswagen ID voted. Buzz took the top spot in the selection, and among other things, the frame combination of a charismatic design, large space and good driving characteristics were the main reasons.
Not only was the Buzz named the car of the year in Denmark, but it also took home the design award and car joy award during last week’s awards.
‒ ID is big. Buzz is awarded Car of the Year in Denmark 2023. The fact that it is simultaneously honored with the design award and the joy of driving award confirms that we have a unique product in ID. The sum. It is a fantastic ambassador for the electric transition to Volkswagen’s fleet, says Michael Ebeling, director of Volkswagen passenger cars in Denmark.
Like the Danish final field, where six out of seven cars were fully electric, the Norwegian final field was also dominated by electric cars.
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This is sponsored by the media Dagbladet, Dinside and Elbil24, so this award can be called a kind of mini version of the Danes’ car of the year award. The Norwegian prize has been awarded 15 times.
All seven finalists, Mercedes EQE, Nio ET7, Nissan Ariya, Renault Megane E-Tech, Toyota bZ4X, Subaru Solterra and Volkswagen ID. Buzz, were fully electric, and there was never any doubt where the victory would end.
Volkswagen Norway reports that the Buzz got 18 points, which was more than twice as many as its nearest competitor. So it was a solid knock-out.
It was not surprising, because just days before they had also been voted people’s favorites by readers of the three media. ID. Buzz therefore took a solid double, and a triple if we include the Danish price.
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‒ This is absolutely fantastic news for our entire organization, which has worked long and hard to prepare for the introduction of ID. Buzz in the Norwegian market, says Håkon Wirak, director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.
‒ We are very proud of this model, and it is incredibly fun that both the people and the jury are the only ones with us through the selection of the passenger car variant ID. Buzz Pro for the car of the year and the people’s favourites, he adds.
This is what the award-winning Volkswagen ID looks like. Buzz out, and this is the passenger car version of the car, which also comes as a pure van in the form of Buzz Cargo.
The Buzz has received many accolades around the world since its arrival, and has also made it to the finals of the European Car of the Year awards. There, it will have to fight, among other things, against the Nissan Ariya and Toyota bZ4X/Subaru Solterra, three other cars which therefore made up the final in the Norwegian selection.
Last year’s winner of the Norwegian award was the BMW i4 electric car, while another electric car, the Polestar 2, won the award in 2021.
Recently, the NAF magazine Motor also announced its winner of the year’s best buy, and it was the BMW i4.
The other electric car that distinguished itself in this selection? Yes, of course Volkswagen ID. Buzz, named second best buy of the year.