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Volkswagen brings back the good old times with I D. Buggy concept

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A creative mixture of innovative technology and American glory have found their way to the 89th Geneva International Motor Show in the face of VW's conceptual I D. Buggy. Inspired by the classic American sand buggies from the 60s, Volkswagen's engineering team reinvents the idea of the adventurous and easy-to-drive 4-wheeler. A mixture of aluminum, steel, and plastic form the light yet a strong composite body of the I D. Buggy.

Volkswagen I D. Buggy concept at GIMS 2019

Stepping on the high-tech MEB platform, I D. Buggy is fitted with a lithium-ion battery that serves as the heart of the vehicle - powering a 150 Kw/201 hp electric motor. The strikingly clear outlines of the buggy show traces of the futuristic e-mobility design flow. The lack of a roof and doors enhance the feeling of freedom - the initial idea behind the original 60s machine. Two new exceptional colors, specially created for the concept, enhance emotions of the buggy - matt radiant Fern green and dark Grey Tech Blue.

Volkswagen's I D. Buggy concept at SwissGims 2019

For now, the conceptual buggy is fitted just for two persons, but Volkswagen promises it would later be available as a 2+2-seater, too. I D. Buggy proportions are:

  • 4,063 mm length
  • 1,890 mm width
  • 1,463 mm hight
  • 727 mm rear overhang
  • 686 mm front overhang
  • 2,650 mm wheelbase
  • 240 mm ground clearance

An innovative move is the LED headlights at the front end, 3-D LED taillight clusters with an oval design and the multifunctional ID steering wheel. A funny detail is the LED illuminated VW logo at the rear of the vehicle. Water-proof materials used for the open cabin make sure everything will stay intact despite the weather conditions. A digital Cockpit that enables the driver to control all the functionalities with a simple move.

Volkswagen I D. Buggy concept at Geneva International Motor Show 2019

The concept will enter its production stage in 2020 and is expected to hit the market sometime later.

Author: Di Ilieva


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