Volkswagen will be bringing the unforgettable dune buggy back in electric form as a concept to be shown at the Geneva Motor Show from 7-17 March 2019.
Volkswagen has dropped teaser images of its latest concept car. What you see here is a modern take on the legendary dune buggy that rose to popularity in America in the ‘60s and ‘70s. This electric concept aims to demonstrate just how flexible and multifaceted Volkswagen’s modular electric drive matrix (MEB) platform is, proving that the platform is not only suitable for large-scale series production models.
Klaus Bischoff, Head Designer at Volkswagen stated, “A buggy is more than a car. It is vibrancy and energy on four wheels. These attributes are embodied by the new e-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.”
Like the Beetle-based Buggies of a bygone era, the electric Buggy concept has no fixed roof or doors and is fitted with large wheels shod with offroad tyres.
Further details regarding powertrain and specification will be revealed at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show from 7-17 March 2019.