By Michael Elkins
Volkswagen ID (ETR:). Buzz Cargo van was crowned the World Truck of the Year 2023 award. Carsten Intra, CEO of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV), received the award from Garlath Sweeney, President of IVOTY, at the VDA Opening Ceremony titled “Stars Of The Year” on Monday.
A group of 24 judges gave the car 110 points, putting it 10 points ahead of its rival, the New Ford (NYSE: Pro E-Transit). The final location on the platform was shared by Renault (EPA:) Kangoo E-Tech, Nissan (OTC:) Townstar Zero-Emission, and Mercedes-Benz (OTC:) eCitan, all based on the same platform and EV running gear.
“It’s not often that a completely new car concept emerges and hits the market right away,” said Garlath Sweeney, president of IVOTY, of the ID card. Buzz Cargo during the award presentation in Hannover, Germany. “The new identifier. Buzz is an example of this and has been duly honored with this award, the light commercial vehicle industry’s highest accolade. Congratulations to the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles design team for creating this unique vehicle ideal for an environmentally conscious urban environment. It certainly makes a statement. It makes a statement with its cool, futuristic design, but harkens back to the original Transporter T1, 70 years ago, with its V-shaped bonnet, prominent Volkswagen badge, and short dangling badges.”
Accepting the IVOTY 2023 Cup, Dr. Carsten Intra, CEO of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, stated: “Our ID. Buzz Cargo is the ‘Truck of the Year 2023’! First order volumes from our markets show us that our new ID. Cargo is the right model for commercial customers. In time Extremely emotional reactions wherever the ID appears Engagement appears Last but not least: This new form of mobility gets the right recognition But the highest recognition is the vote from this highly respected jury: winning the important International Van of the Year award This is a great honor on behalf of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles team, I would like to thank the jury members very much for this. We are extremely proud and see this affirmation of our work as motivation to continue as before: delivering the right commercial vehicle to each of our customers.”