2019 New York Auto Show: The SUVs

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Volkswagen ID. BUGGY
Built on VW’s new MEB modular electric drive platform, the ID. BUGGY features a rear-mounted 201-horsepower electric motor driving the rear wheels. With a 62-kWh lithium-ion battery integrated into the floor, the ID. BUGGY has an estimated range of 155 miles on a single charge. This layout mimics the 1960s Beetle-based dune buggies with engines mounted in back. Given the versatility of the MEB platform, the ID.BUGGY possesses considerable potential for customization. While the concept is a pure 2-seater, it could easily be converted to a 2+2 with an additional seat installed in the rear. An additional electric motor could be added to the front axle for 4-wheel-drive capability. There’s no denying the infectious joy of the ID. BUGGY concept, and while Volkswagen has no plans to produce this vehicle in the near future, we’re hopeful it will eventually become that crazy cousin of the ID. family.

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