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VW Beetle Dune revealed at auto show

19-inch for stylish simulated off-roading. by Brad Wiley.

VW wants you to alpine Beetle or Porsche 356 taking a gander at the rear ski Photo by Brad Wiley.

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Of all the concept vehicles at the Detroit show. the Volkswagen Beetle ‘s the sort of flight of nobody was looking for. ‘s Sport Sedan the look of the next Maxima. will likely trickle in some way to future Altimas. and Versas. It looks as if Nissan put one of its techno-retro RWD IDx concepts into The Toyota FT-1 might not be the Supra. Or it might be. Anyway, it was for commotion, reviving the possibility of a Toyota GT. Even Volkswagen’s own BlueMotion ekes feasible from a gasoline powertrain. The though? It’s just

Growing up, your author was surrounded by air-cooled Beetles. His school had an annual tradition of class pushing a student-owned Bug in a around the school track the homecoming festivities. His senior (1993, if you’re keeping for the first time since the began, there weren’t Kдfers in the school parking lot to do the He suggested using the then-ubiquitous VW instead, and a new tradition was born. A which sadly petered out in the last two decades, as the lady at the had no idea what we were about when we called to ask automobiles they’re using


Perhaps the Dune would be the of goofmobile that appeals to imprinting the brand on youngsters as a of fun things. Perhaps adults be interested? Perhaps Volkswagen doesn’t care? This is, all, the company that sell you a diesel-powered Beetle with a manual transmission. is a car you should buy if you’re a proponent of Based on the R-Line, the crossover-esque boosts the ground clearance by 2 offers a 1.1-inch-wider track, and some nicely-integrated festoonery, aluminum skidplatey things and an ski/snowboard/plank/oar/longbow/dune board/baguette rack.

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The 2.0-liter, 210-hp turbocharged is bog-standard stuff, as is the “locking diff” which isn’t a locking differential as we think of it. it uses the brakes to hold the wheel. Volkswagen could’ve their Haldex 4Motion AWD but for some reason decided it. Though honestly, we’ve found FWD VW (and Volvo) more fun than their siblings. And what’re the chances a anti-stanced Bug is going to see off-pavement more challenging than a high school stadium’s especially in the warmer climes fond memories of Baja still linger?

Volkswagen’s press release on the says “The Beetle demonstrates that it is possible to the design maxim ‘form function’.” That’s been of the Beetle ever since J penned the New Beetle’s precursor, the One. Though we doubt get VW much closer to its much-discussed goal, what’s the harm in a car needs winding a little off the beaten track?

About the Detroit auto

The North American International Show. known to most as the auto show. continues to as a barometer for the entire industry. year, we’ll expect to see the new Corvette Z06. the 2015 Mustang and the BMW M3 and M4. The 2014 Detroit show is held at Cobo in Detroit, Mich. and is open to the Jan. 18-26.

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