With the ID. BUGGY, the Volkswagen brand presents a new facet of the modular electric drive matrix (MEB). The purist design of the fully electric concept car is a modern interpretation of the popular US dune buggy of the sixties and seventies. At that time, the Beetle chassis served as the basis. Today, the MEB demonstrates similar flexibility and Volkswagen once again underscores the platform’s potential in the shape of the ID. BUGGY. Dr. Frank Welsch, member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand with responsibility for Technical Development says: “The technical principle of the MEB is convincing. Size, battery and drive are all scalable. This makes it possible for us to configure them differently in various models for different segments, and thereby fulfil the specific wishes of our customers. The ID. BUGGY is a fascinating demonstration of this.”
More comfortable, more digital, and more technologically sophisticated – the 8th generation of the Passat. A new Passat, incorporating the latest brand innovations. One example is the Travel Assist feature, making its world premiere in the Passat. It will be the first Volkswagen with this assist system that can travel – partially automated – at almost any speed (up to 210 km/h). Another new feature of the Passat is capacitive steering wheel. This detects touch by the driver, providing an interactive interface to systems such as Travel Assist. The 30 millionth Passat will leave the assembly line this spring. This makes it the most successful mid-size model worldwide.