VW Thing to relaunch in the U.S. as VW ID. Thingzz? [Update] November 13, 2020 1:18 am by Sagar ParikhRemember the VW 181, or ‘The Thing’ as most of the Americans call it, which turned 50 last year? It could be coming back to the U.S., albeit as a ‘VW ID. Thingzz’.