VW ID Buggy And ID Ruggdzz Won’t Make It To Production

December 15, 2020

A production version of the Volkswagen ID Buggy always seemed like a dubious prospect because it was such a niche product. Now, VW CEO Brandstätter has confirmed that the rugged model wasn't happening. “No, we won’t do this car. We had a partner, but in the end, it didn’t work out,” Brandstätter told Autocar

The ID Buggy concept debuted in March 2019 at the Geneva Motor Show. Its retro shape used styling cues from the VW-Beetle-based Meyers Manx kit cars debuting in the 1960s.

The Buggy concept used two electric motors (one powering each axle) making a total of 201 bhp (149 kilowatts) and 258 pound-feet (349 Newton-metres) of torque. A 62-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery provided an estimated 155-mile (249-kilometre) range.

VW intended to partner with the German company e.Go Mobile to build the Buggy as a low-volume, niche vehicle. However, e.Go Mobile went into bankruptcy, which ended plans for the collaboration. When the project died, VW began brainstorming a more mainstream, yet still off-road-oriented, electric crossover. It tentatively went under the name Ruggdzz, and the company was planning for a 2023 launch. The execs have now pushed back this undertaking, too.

Source: Uk.motor1.com

Published: Chris Bruce


Dec 22, 2020 at 06:29 PM
Look's sharp
Dec 24, 2020 at 07:41 PM
Dec 24, 2020 at 07:41 PM
It's weird looking
Dec 24, 2020 at 07:41 PM
Dec 25, 2020 at 06:33 AM
[Reply] odinaka david said:
Dec 22, 2020 at 06:29 PM
Look's sharp

It looking nice.
Dec 25, 2020 at 03:30 PM
Its cool
Dec 26, 2020 at 11:38 PM
Jan 05, 2021 at 03:57 PM
Modernised buggy
Looks awesome
Jan 05, 2021 at 04:02 PM
It wooooow so fyn
Jan 16, 2021 at 12:20 AM
Jan 17, 2021 at 02:56 PM
Jan 28, 2021 at 07:54 PM
Is alright
Feb 02, 2021 at 08:33 AM
Mar 02, 2021 at 05:44 PM

Related Topics