After we saw a concept called Volkswagen Beetle Dune, we now have the chance to meet the production version of the yellow car that resmbles a legendary version of the Kaffer.
The new Beetle Dune is a completely redesigned model, with new lines, including a large central air inlet, with a silver frame and a black honeycomb screen. In side profile, the black wheel well and body add-on extensions offer contrast with the lighter body colours. In addition, black side trim strips (stylised “Beetle running boards”) and the “DUNE” badge complete the look. Its ground clearance is increased 10 millimetres to accentuate its all-terrain properties.
Three new elements define the rear of the Beetle Dune: a large rear spoiler (top in glossy black, surfaces beneath in body colour), newly designed bumper (with diffuser in “Reflex Silver”) and new LED rear lights.
A total of nine body colours are available for the Beetle Dune. New to the colour range are “Sandstorm Yellow Metallic” and “Dark Bronze Metallic.” In addition, the Coupe may be ordered with the roof painted black. All of the Beetle Dune Cabriolet versions come with a black soft top.
Inside, Beetle Dune features the latest generation of Volkswagen infotainment systems, which might be extended by adding a DAB+ digital radio receiver or a second Bluetooth phone interface. In conjunction with the “Composition Media” and “Discover Media” systems, Volkswagen is also offering an optional sound system by US manufacturer Fender. The key component of this sound system is a 10-channel amplifier with Class A/B output amplifiers and 400 watts of output power (as well as woofers, tweeters, subwoofer).
In Europe, the new Beetle Dune is available with three turbocharged petrol engines and two turbodiesels. The petrol engines produce 105 hp, 150 hp and 220 hp; the diesel engines develop 110 hp and 150 hp.