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Volkswagen ID Buggy Caught Out in the Open in France

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Last weekend, in a town 50 km north of Paris called Chantilly, a special Concours d’Elegance took place. Called Chantilly Arts & Elegance, the event was the place to be to witness all that's from fashion to cars. Including one Volkswagen ID Buggy.
The French event marked the first time the German concept vehicle is seen out in the open following its official introduction at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

The new ID Buggy is meant as a revival of the phenomenon that was the Beetle-based machine by the same name back in the 1960s and 1970s. Only this time it comes with an electric powertrain, as all cars of this age should.

Sharing the same MEB platform that underpins the recently introduced ID.3 and all the upcoming electric cars from Volkswagen, the ID Buggy is for now only a concept car, but the Germans did say that if enough interest is generated, they wouldn’t mind turning it into a production version.

Officially a two-seater, the buggy can be configured to accommodate four passengers. The rear-axle mounted electric motor comes with 204 ps of power, and is aided by a front mounted one to give the car the needed four-wheel drive grip.

At the French event where it was shown along much more prestigious cars, the green machine parading alongside fashion models on a makeshift catwalk was handed the audience award. An achievement that of course pleased the top brass.

"It is a sensational achievement for our design team that international automotive enthusiasts chose the ID. Buggy at such a top-class event. It shows that our vision of e-mobility has struck a chord," said in a statement Volkswagen chief designer Klaus Bischoff.

In the grand scheme of things, the Buggy is the fifth concept car based on the MEB following the ID, Buzz, Crozz, and Vizzion. Of them all, only the ID has so far spawned a production version, the ID.3.
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