Volkswagen has rolled out two ID.Excitement electric vans steeped in Star Wars—and element of a collaboration with Lucasfilm and the the latest debut of the “Obi-Wan Kenobi” sequence on Disney+.
Like the collection, the ID.Excitement is arriving later on than initially anticipated. Manufacturing variations of the VW electric powered van will not occur to the U.S. right until 2024, so maintain your dewbacks. These vans aren’t really fully realized concepts, but skins.
According to Volkswagen, designers from the automaker and from Lucasfilm collaborated on the job that uses “special adhesive films” used to the exterior to give them each and every their distinct look—one for the Light-weight-Aspect Edition, modeled soon after Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the other the Dim-Aspect Edition and modeled after Darth Vader. The Gentle Aspect has blue lines and underbody lighting, even though the Darkish Side carried a red hue and purple underbody lighting.
When the dark aspect intently follows latest efforts from automakers to capitalize on preferred dim-aspect editions labeled with Midnight, Evening, Dusk, Onyx, Nightshade, or Blackout—or, even, the 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV Redline Edition—bright-side editions that thoroughly embrace this kind of a search stay couple and far concerning.
VW sees the rebooted VW Bus and Star Wars “Obi-Wan Kenobi” as reviving iconic points from the previous, for new generations to appreciate. VW does hope to tap into some nostalgia with its output ID.Buzz—with an ID.California electric camper van, most likely. And the Excitement may well potentially be one particular of the styles to acquire more energy and selection by using upgrades to its MEB system.