The funky Volkswagen ID. Buggy Concept will be put on display at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance during the ongoing Monterey Car Week.
First unveiled last March at the Geneva Motor Show as the latest member in the growing family of ID-badged models that also includes the ID.3 hatchback and ID. Crozz, ID. Buzz, ID. Roomzz and ID. Vizzion concepts. However, while all of these models are expected to spawn production versions, the ID. Buggy Concept probably won’t.
Sitting beneath the adventurous bodyworkis a 62 kWh battery pack mated to a single electric motor that pumps out 201 HP and 228 lb-ft (309 Nm) of torque. Volkswagen says the concept reaches 62 mph (100 km/h) in 7.2 seconds and can hit an electronically limited top speed of 99 mph (159 km/h), while offering a range of 155 miles (250 km) on the WLTP cycle.
It’s not just the lack of doors that make the ID. Buggy unique. In addition, it features 18-inch wheels with BFGoodrich All-Terrain off-road tires measuring 255/55 at the front and 285/60 at the rear, solid aluminum underbody protection that ensures the front axle and ancillaries are protected when the vehicle is taken off-road, as well as towing hooks both front and rear.
Volkswagen has also designed the interior to deal with all types of conditions and, therefore, have clad it in waterproof materials including water-repellent Nappa leather on the steering wheel.
So, if it were to ever to be given the green light for production, there’s no place it would look more at home than on the Californian coastline.