The new Volkswagen Beetle Dune draws inspiration from Baja California dune buggies. Its off-road design includes 18-inch wheels, higher ground clearance (10 mm), and a higher ride height.
Volkswagen Beetle Dune will be shown as a coupe and convertible, and order books in Germany open on 19th November at a beginning price of 23,625 euros (Coupe) and 27,800 euros (Cabriolet).
Volkswagen Beetle Dune wears a large central air inlet (silver frame), and a black honeycomb screen. Light body colours are complemented with black wheels, and body add-on extensions. Black side trim strips and ‘Dune ‘badging’ uphold its identity.
A large rear spoiler, new bumper design, and LED rear lights lend to its latest avatar. Available in nine colours, Sandstorm Yellow Metallic, and Dark Bronze Metallic are new colour options. Dual colour tones are offered with a black roof.
Beetle Dune Cabriolet versions wear the obvious black soft top. The Dash Pad on the inside is painted in body colour. Sports seats appeal in contrast stitching, and there’s a leather-trimmed steering wheel. Seats, door trim panels, roof pillars and headlining are in black.
Infotainment options can be adjusted by adding a DAB+ digital radio receiver or a second Bluetooth phone interface depending on car model. Composition Media and Discover Media systems come with an optional Fender sound system.
A special edition Beetle Denim Convertible (2000 units) that’s reminiscent of the 70’s Jeans Bug will also be shown at the LA auto show, and will be available in US dealerships early in 2016. Limited in number, Beetle Denim will be offered in Pure White, and Stonewashed Blue, matched with a Dark Blue textured fabric finish top.
On the inside is a singular light-blue-and-silver dashpad, and jeans-inspired seat pockets. The MIB II infotainment system works with a 5 inch touch screen. Power comes from a 1.8-liter turbocharged and TSI petrol engine that returns 170hp (172PS) and 184lb-ft (250Nm) of torque mated to six-speed automatic transmission.