Volkswagen Beetle Electric Hot Rod Heading to Detroit Auto Show

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Rumors are brewing that Volkswagen will be heading to this year’s Detroit Auto Show with a surprise debut in the form of an all-electric concept. It is believed that the concept will be based on the current generation Beetle, but has been modified similarly to Volkswagen’s Ragster Concept that debuted back in 2005.

The 2005 VW Ragster Concept (pictured above) sported a heavily modified exterior with a lowered roof and wider body. The Beetle-based Electric Concept that should be debuting at the Detroit Auto Show will be similar in style while sporting an electric motor.

In addition, VW is planning to debut a hybrid version of the Jetta.

Check back on January 9th, when the Detroit Auto Show begins and AutoGuide will have live coverage from the event.

GALLERY: 2005 Volkswagen Ragster Concept

[Source: Carscoop]

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