Give us a short wheel base with all wheel drive. Built in cooler. Round head lights and fix the web on the front facia. And a 100' extension cord. Yep! I'm a hippie!
If I've heard correctly with a MSRP of around 80K I can't see surfer dudes or campers lining up to buy it. Definitely won't occupy the place in history held by the 60's VW bus. But, I also predicted that the manual transmission would always be standard equipment with automatics optional on new cars so don't listen to me LOL
It will sell fine and garner the media that it was intended to draw.
This is just a vehicle to introduce EV products from VW. Like the Hummer it is to draw attention as this was never expected to be a high volume model.
The Retro look will do well for 4-5 years and by then they will have a cheaper new volume model to take its place.
One needs to keep perspective on what is expected with these first models. Higher prices and attention getting designs will pay off investments faster to bring the main stream stuff.