The body composite, produced in a mixed aluminum-steel-plastic construction, is self-supporting. Thanks to the modular design, the upper body area can be detached from the MEB chassis. A clear signal to small-series manufacturers and start-ups: Volkswagen is opening up with the ID. BUGGY concept as it once did in the past with external producers. The offer: On this basis you can build the emission-free Dune-Buggy of a new era.
After the compact ID., ID. BUZZ (Van), ID. CROZZ (SUV) and ID. VIZZION (Sedan) is the new ID. BUGGY, already the fifth study based on the MEB platform, with which Volkswagen demonstrates the richness the ID. Family underpins. "The technical principle of the MEB is convincing. Size, battery and drive are scalable. We can therefore assemble them variably in different models, in different segments and meet customer requirements. The ID. BUGGY is fascinating proof of this," says Frank Welsch, Member of the Board for Technical Development.
The eighth generation of the Passat, presented in Geneva, is even more comfortable, digital and technically advanced. The car brings together the brand's latest innovations. One example of this is the "Travel Assist", with which the Passat is the first Volkswagen to be able to drive semi-automatically at almost any speed (0 to 210 km/h). Another new feature in the Passat is the capacitive steering wheel. It registers the driver's touch and thus forms an interactive interface to systems such as the "Travel Assist". In spring, the Passat will break the production barrier of 30 million units. This makes it the world's most successful mid-range model.