The second of three retro-themed ID concepts should debut in Geneva

A dune buggy concept based on the Volkswagen Group's upcoming MEB electric car platform should debut in 2019.

The company recently sent a Christmas card depicting an open-top vehicle driven over uneven ground by someone wearing Santa hat.

A source has told Autocar Volkswagen is developing three retro-style vehicles based on its all-electric MEB platform.

We've already seen the ID Buzz, which debuted in 2017 as a concept, and will head into production around 2022 as the long-awaited successor to the Kombi van.

The second, as hinted by this year's Christmas card, is a two-seat vehicle channeling the spirit of the Myers Manx beach buggy, a kit car developed as a desert racer.

Based on a shortened version of the Beetle's platform, the Myers Manx was produced between 1964 and 1971.

The modern MEB-based version will reportedly have large wheels, a free-standing windscreen, and a prominent roll-over bar. If everything goes according to plan, the ID dune buggy concept will debut at the 2019 Geneva motor show in March.

According to the magazine, the third retro MEB car will have a five-door interpretation of the classic Beetle shape.