An all-electric Volkswagen Dune Buggy Concept will appear on the show floor of the Geneva International Motor Show.
We remember that the Dune Buggy was popular in the ’60s and’ 70s with the Meyers Manx, created by Bruce F. Meyers in California, and based on the Beetle. Volkswagen decided to make a 100% electric modern version and will present the concept in Geneva.
Based on the MEB architecture, a modular platform for electric cars, the Dune Buggy concept allows seeing the flexibility of the said platform.
Klaus Bischoff, Head Designer at Volkswagen, says: “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.”
Looking at the photos we can see the elements of style inspired by the original Dune Buggy, such as the lack of doors or fixed roof.
The goal with this concept is for Volkswagen to demonstrate that this 100% electric platform (MEB) can be used for much more than just mass production models. Like the old Beetle platform, the MEB architecture can facilitate the development of low volume niche vehicles.
This Volkswagen Dune Buggy Concept will be unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show on March 5th.