Friday, August 14

Volkswagen unveils the Beetle Dune and Beetle Dune Cabriolet

Volkswagen unveiled the new Beetle Dune at the . The crossover model, which is reminiscent of the legendary Baja California dune buggies, is characterised by an eye-catching design with numerous off-road accents, large 18-inch wheels and a higher ride height. The Beetle Dune made its debut as both a coupe and convertible.

The new Beetle Dune is a completely redesigned model – gets a large central air inlet – with a silver frame – and a black honeycomb screen. On the side, the black wheel well and body add-on extensions are eye-catching. The ground clearance is increased 10 millimetres to accentuate its all-terrain properties.

The new Volkswagen Beetle Dune and Baja Racer
The new Volkswagen Beetle Dune and Baja Racer

On the rear, the Beetle Dune gets large rear spoiler, newly designed bumper, LED rear lights create a futuristic design. A total of nine body colours are available for the Beetle Dune.

The new Volkswagen Beetle Dune
The new Volkswagen 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.

The new Volkswagen Beetle Dune 1
The new Volkswagen Beetle Dune

The trendy impression continues into the interior. Body coloured dashboard, contrasting stitching  on the seats, leather-trimmed steering wheel, parking brake grip, etc. In contrast, areas of the seat system, door trim panels, roof pillars and headlining are finished in black.

The Beetle Dune features the latest generation of Volkswagen infotainment systems, which – depending on the model – might be extended by adding a DAB+ digital radio receiver or a second Bluetooth phone interface. Voice control can be used to operate the radio, phone and access to connected media and – in the “Discover Media” system – the navigation functionality as well.

The new Volkswagen Beetle Dune and Beetle Dune Cabriolet
The new Volkswagen Beetle Dune and Beetle Dune Cabriolet

In conjunction with the “Composition Media” and “Discover Media” systems, Volkswagen is also offering an optional high-end 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 400watts of output power (as well as woofers, tweeters, subwoofer, etc.).

In Europe, the new Beetle Dune is available with three turbocharged petrol engines and two turbodiesels. The petrol engines produce 77 kW / 105 PS1, 110 kW /150 PS2 and 162 kW / 220 PS3; the diesel engines develop 81 kW / 110 PS4 and 110 kW / 150 PS5.

Posted by: Chanchal M. Dhavan

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