VW considers reviving Kubelwagen as modern utility EV
October 23, 2017  Justin King


Brand chief Herbert Diess says the MEB platform provides broad flexibility
to reinvent classic models.

Volkswagen is diving deep into its historic catalog for retired models that
could be revived as modern electric vehicles.

Brand chief Herbert Diess suggests the World War II-era Kübelwagen, a rugged
rear-wheel-drive convertible designed for military use, is among the iconic
designs that could be brought back on the Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB)
platform architecture.

"This Thing is a nice car," Diess told Car and Driver. "Then there are all
the buggies, the kit cars. We have the bus. We have the various derivatives
of the bus."

The company has already promised to bring back the Microbus, as previewed by
the ID Buzz concept.

The latest executive comments suggest VW leadership is unenthusiastic about
carrying forward the Beetle as an electric car, though a final decision
hasn't been made yet.

No timeframe has been disclosed for VW's electrified retro revival plans.


 Scalptrash • 3 days ago
Will the swastika on the side be standard or optional?
 Bug S Bunny • 3 days ago
A better idea if veedub wants to make a splash:
KewlDawg Lee Prewett • 3 days ago
What's the difference between a Kubelwagen and "The Thing", other then dates
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