Geneva - Volkswagen is resurrecting an icon with the reveal of the ID. Buggy at the Geneva Motor Show this week.
While in most ways the concept is a modern interpretation of the classic beach buggy that became an icon in coastal towns around the world from the 1960s onwards, it boasts a completely modern architecture, being based around Volkswagen’s upcoming MEB platform for electric vehicles and, yes, boasting a 62kWh battery that allows it to cover a claimed 250km between charges.
It’s pretty quick too, thanks to a 148kW, rear-mounted electric motor that gets it from 0-100km/h in 7.2 seconds, and it’s also entirely possible to fit another electric motor upfront, transforming it into a four-wheel-drive.
In fact, this platform has plenty of scope for modification, and should the buggy actually reach production (which is looking rather likely), it will present an opportunity for start-up manufacturers to produce a wide range of custom vehicles. The show car is a two-seater, but 2+2 versions can easily be created and imagination is the limit really...
A true, weatherproof beach buggy