From these first images at least, we love it, as does VW’s head designer Klaus Bischoff: “A buggy is more than a car. It is vibrancy and energy on four wheels.” Hear hear.
Will VW build it? Well it does have a need to lighten up right now, especially in the US, and it does have soft spot for heritage, as shown by the long-awaited arrival of a modern Microbus in the form of the ID Buzz electric van. That’s a niche vehicle for sure, and the ID Beach Buggy would be more niche still, but wouldn’t they look good together in the showrooms?
The important point is that the MEB platform is flexible enough to make it all possible. VW says the new concept shows that its electric platform “can be used for more than just large-scale series production models. Like the Beetle chassis of yesteryear, the modular electric drive matrix has the potential to facilitate the development of low-volume niche series.”
Bring it on we say. If you are going to be all-electric you might as well be all-electric with the sun on your back, carving out wild figures of eight in the sand and surf…