Volkswagen is preparing to introduce the full electric concept model, inspired by the legendary American Buggy vehicles of the 1960s and 1970s, at the International Geneva Motor Show.
The German automaker will showcase the first full electric version of the new buggy vehicle at the beginning of March. It has a MEB platform which is inspired by American buggy vehicles.
VW group has been announced a series of ‘ID’ concept vehicles utilizing the new platform.
This vehicle that is expected to be their first mass-market EV for the model year 2020. VW also announced the ID VIZZION sedan, the crossover all-electric ID CROZZ Concept, and then there’s the ID BUZZ electric microbus, which we’ve heared is going to be produced in Hanover in 2022.
Volkswagen Chief Designer Klaus Bischoff said that about the new buggy: “A buggy is more than a car. It is vibrancy and energy on four wheels. These attributes are embodied by the new ID. BUGGY, which demonstrates how a modern, non-retro interpretation of a classic can look and, more than anything else, the emotional bond that electric mobility can create.”
The full electric buggy concept follows in the footsteps of its Californian ancestors. It was based on the Beetle chassis, and now the MEB platform provides the same flexibility. In classically, the buggy remake of the vehicle has a constancy design and doesn’t have a fixed roof or doors as we know it. In general, large-size wheels, off-road tires and a door-free threshold design comes to the fore.
That concept would be cool because these kinds of off-road vehicles are great to electrify.
We can use them on theland without the sound of a roaring engine. On top of that, electric propulsion, especially a dual motor all-wheel-drive system, which is possible with the MEB platform, is actually more than adequate for the performance needed in off-road driving.
We are curious to see the ID. BUGGY in full and its spec sheet.