Volkswagen develops the first electric buggy: it can become a production model
Volkswagen has again hit the nostalgic, creating a retro-concept of electric cars for a beach holiday
Volkswagen is preparing to launch a new line of electric cars, concept electric cars “popular brand” you can look at several years under such “wraps” as:
Despite all technical innovation, all of the above models are quite traditional. Of the total number of electric vehicles clearly stands out is a new concept, which, according to the report of the manufacturer, Volkswagen is working. This novelty – electric beach buggy:
A number of foreign automotive media claim that the company is considering a new model as a modern interpretation of a dune buggy the “Meyers Manx”, which in ancient times was built privately by an American company converted Zhukov, the head of which was a man by the name of Manx:
Video taken from YouTube channel Carfection
Because the German company has already announced that the Beetle comes out of production, new electric beach buggy will be reportedly built on a new platform MEB. The new model is rumored to have received an open-cockpit, top rear of the amplifier and the “free-standing windscreen”.
It is reported that over a beach buggy working in the research center of Volkswagen in Braunschweig, Germany, and, according to rumors, he is one of the three serial retro-inspired models under development. The other two cars will reportedly be the above-mentioned ID Buzz and five-door version of the “Beetle”.
If you believe the popular company report, beach buggy, will be presented at the Geneva motor show in 2019. The model is likely to debut as a concept, but in the end it can go into production because the car is under “active consideration”.
And although there is no doubt that electric beach buggy interested public, it is difficult to understand how Volkswagen is going to make this model a business case. Buggy has always been a sports car with limited sales potential, and sales will make it difficult to recover the costs of development and can even lead to local financial difficulties for a large automotive company. By the way, that is why Volkswagen abandoned further production of the “New Beetle”.
However, all the hype around new models from Volkswagen can be no more than “dust in the eyes”. VW has never hesitated to make cool concepts, then to leave them to wither on the vine. Perfectly illustrates the approach of “hypomastia” concept a decade ago – BlueSport, which could become a worthy rival to the Mazda MX-5, but instead only took a dusty place in the Museum of the VW Group:
Volkswagen Concept BlueSport Roadster