Volkswagen is planning to bring back the legend back once again. Fans will remember the iconic dune buggy and it is initially coming as concept. Volkswagen Dune buggy will be an all-electric concept which will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. If one looks at the attached teaser closely, it is reminiscence of 1960s American buggies and draws inspiration from it. It made its first appearance in California and these buggies were based on original Beetle chassis. Volkswagen is planning to make connection with the new one with the help of company’s latest MEB (modular electric drive matrix) architecture.
Head Designer at Volkswagen, Klaus Bischoff said that a buggy is more than a car and is vibrancy and energy on four wheels. These characteristics will be emboldened in new e-buggy. It will also demonstrate how a modern, non-retro interpretation of a classic car would look like. In addition to it, the emotional bond that is created with the help of electric mobility will stand out. Since, Volkswagen Dune buggy is using MED platform, German based automaker will demonstrate modularity of this EV-specific architecture. According to the company, it can be used for large-scale series production models and also for low volume models.
Volkswagen is seeing MEB platform as a spiritual successor to the Beetle chassis. Beetle chassis was used on several recreational vehicles, low volume models and also on one-off models for more than a decade. Volkswagen estimated that around 250,000 units if this vehicle were made using Beetle chassis. It needs to be if Volkswagen is going as conceptualized to create more hoopla around the MEB architecture or we might see a consumer friendly derivative. The Volkswagen Dune buggy concept will be showcased on 7th March 2019 at Geneva Motor Show.