Wolfsburg - Anyone who’s spent some time at the coast, particularly in days gone by, will be familiar with the beach buggy - or dune buggy as it’s known in other parts of the world.
Essentially a Beetle chassis and engine with an aftermarket fibreglass body that freed your spirit from the boredom of everyday motoring (and any anxiety you might have had about sea air and corrosion), these buggies were popular with surfer crowds in many parts of the world, including South Africa.
Now Volkswagen wants to capitalise on that nostalgia just as it did with the millennium beetle and just as it will with the production version of the ID Buzz concept that translates all those hippy Kombi vibes into a futuristic electric vehicle package.
Same thing goes for this new dune buggy concept vehicle that Volkswagen will be showing off at the Geneva Motor Show in early March.
Although it hasn’t been confirmed for production just yet, Volkswagen created it to show that its upcoming MEB platform for fully electric vehicles is flexible enough to accommodate lower-volume niche vehicles such as this - so our suspicion is that it will eventually get the green light if the public get excited enough about the show car.