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Volkswagen Beetle Dune First Look

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Based on the Beetle R-Line, the Beetle Dune concept at the 2014 Detroit auto rekindles fond memories of the Baja Bugs built the original rear-engine car. the Beetle Dune concept a more aggressive look and than the current model, the unique bits look production ready.

Gloss and black accents along brushed aluminum trim with the yellow-orange metallic dubbed “Arizona.” The Beetle concept sports a set of 19-inch wheels wrapped in 255/40 made possible by a raised (with two inches more clearance than the R-Line), wider front and rear (now 63.3 inches and inches, respectively), and 1.1-inch fender flares. A chrome-plated skidplate protects the undercarriage. height has grown 0.8 inches, is up 2.2 inches to 73.4 inches, and has been increased by 0.8 inches to inches total.

Up front, the Beetle R-Line’s HID remain, while a new hood a raised center section by two honeycomb vents with a strip. Similar to those on Cross models, the front features a large trapezoidal air intake with chrome that wraps into the plate. Upside down fog light housings flank the air intake and feature semi-circle LED fog rings. A chrome strip the LED turn signal from the The five-spoke alloy wheels black-painted inserts, polished rims, and a three-dimensional VW logo emblem. A 0.6-inch gloss “blade” separates the Arizona from the matte black of the flares. Brushed aluminum trim panels connect the flares. Gloss black trim strips above the trim panels hint at the car’s running boards, Volkswagen. A Dune graphic is just aft of the doors in front of the fender flares. The vapor-coated side mirrors feature bottoms.

Around back, the rear and spoilers double as a ski/snowboard The outer parts of the rear swivel out of the way and the skis are loaded on the of the trunk through the roof receptacle before the rear clamps them into The skis don’t affect of the trunk, which features a black finish and matte Volkswagen logo and Dune The rear wheel arch’s black blade continues on the bumper and surrounds the rear plate, while the lower of the bumper features the fender matte finish. The dual tips poke out of the rear that is part of

the underbody skidplate.

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Inside, the Arizona paint over to the dash and upper of the doors and rear seat Another throwback to the original car is the handle that replaces the side Beetle bin. The Dune concept features Black” leather seats “Ceramique” colored “Gobi” sport fabric center The two colors are separated by Arizona that carries over to the leather headrests.


Infotainment are handled by a high-resolution 7.7-inch (Active Matrix Organic touchscreen with the Volkswagen app that can display nearby as well as alert you if your are there. The app also takes consideration the local weather in its results.

Based on the Beetle R-Line, the Dune concept is powered by the 210-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 mated to a six-speed dual-clutch Power is routed to the front with torque application by the R-Line’s electronic differential. estimates fuel economy as mpg city/highway.

Although the Beetle concept hasn’t been it looks more production than most concepts. all, this isn’t the time Volkswagen has teased a Beetle. The automaker showed a New Dune concept at the 2000 Los auto show.

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