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VW’s dune buggy returns as an EV concept

Published: 31 January 2019

► VW's new EV buggy concept
► Uses MEB electric platform
► Coming to 2019 Geneva show

Volkswagen is bringing back the dune buggy but, this time, it’s all-electric. It’s just a concept for now, but the new buggy will take pride of place at the brand’s 2019 Geneva motor show stand.

It’s also, according to VW, a demo of how flexible its new MEB electric car architecture is – just like the Beetle chassis that underpinned the classic ones that surfer types in California love so dearly.

Performance specs aren’t known yet, since VW has only released a teaser for now, so we’ll find out more when the concept car is revealed at the Geneva show.

VW EV buggy detail

VW really is pushing this new MEB architecture. If this buggy were to go on sale, it could be the fifth from Wolfsburg to use the ID naming system after the Neo hatch, Crozz crossover, Buzz people carrier and van and the Vizzion four-seat waft-mobile.

Stand by for more details when we get them.

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By Jake Groves

CAR's staff writer, office Geordie, gamer, lover of hot hatches

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