InteriorDesign.net, which covers exactly the realm you think it might, recently handed out its Best of Year awards—pleasingly called the BOY awards. And the winner of this year’s automotive design class was the ID.BUGGY.
Unveiled in March of this year, the ID.BUGGY is an ode to the Meyers Manx and is being held up as an example of the MEB platform’s versatility. It will be produced in small numbers by a German coachbuilder.
“Our ID.BUGGY concept perfectly illustrates where Volkswagen came from and where we are going, all in one incredibly fun electric vehicle,” said Klaus Bischoff, Head of Volkswagen Design. “This award from Interior Design is a testament to the newfound design freedom and flexibility afforded by automotive electrification.”
And it’s working because the BUGGY didn’t just beat out any old cars. In its class, the off-roader was up against the Bentley Flying Spur, the Bentley EXP 100 GT Concept, the redesigned Range Rover Evoque, and the McLaren GT.
The ID. BUGGY is good for a 0-62 sprint of 7.2 seconds, limited to a top speed of 99 mph. Which fine, because any faster in a car with no doors would likely make you soil yourself.
Fortunately, that wouldn’t be a big problem in the BUGGY, because all of the upholstery is weatherproof. And while the concept has only two-seats, VW hastens to add that another pair of seats could be added if the aftermarket so wishes.
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