VW Audi Group designers J Mays’ and Freeman Thomas’ crisp, clean interpretation of the iconic Beetle shape featured a transverse-mounted front engine and front drive. Most people assumed this star of the 1994 Detroit show was based on Golf hardware. But it wasn’t. It took four years for the Golf-based production version, New Beetle, to appear.
Volkswagen Concept 1 1994
Volkswagen Concept 1 1996