Volkswagen Beetle Dune 2016: the production model comes to the US and to Europe


it Was in the Salon de Detroit 2014 when you met the Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept. The prototype we looked forward to a beetle with a customization-style “todocamino”, adding an aesthetic, more robust, and akin to the crossover, so fashionable in recent times.

Had to happen, and almost two years after it reaches the production model. The Volkswagen Beetle Dune has its official presentation at the Salon of Los Angeles 2015, and the first units will reach dealerships in early 2016. Compliance quite accurately the identity and the design of the prototype, prior to the Beetle Dune boasts character campero.


beyond its name, or of some aesthetic inspiration in the classic Beetle Baja, what is certain is that this new Beetle Dune will not be too comfortable in the dunes with his front wheel drive. Despite this, their abilities outside of the asphalt itself will be slightly improved thanks to a higher on your suspension (ten millimetres more).

Its appearance is much more robust than any other Beetle of new generation, and this influence increased width of roads, their tyres in measures 235/45 on alloy wheels of 18 inches, or a front bumper exclusive, with grid honeycomb in its lower part, framed by the shields of metallic appearance in color ‘Silver Reflex’.

More details that make this Beetle Dune is something different and special: exterior paint exclusive ‘Yellow Sandstorm‘, mirrors with metal housing or, as in your profile, new skirts, vinyls with the logo ‘Dune’ and some moldings of protection that extends through the wheel arches and sides. In your back features back bumper specific with diffuser and a spoiler on the tailgate of his trunk.


The interior it is also custom for the occasion in steering wheel, upholstery, and the horizontal strip that runs your dashboard, with an ochre and orange that could remind you of the deserts of south America. Among its enhancements include the new multimedia systems ‘Composition Media’ and ‘Discover Media’, with touch screen and support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Volkswagen Beetle Dune will be marketed in the united States and Europe since now: here comes a range of engines made by the 1.2 TSI, 1.4 TSI and 2.0 TSI, between the 105 HP and 220 HP, as well as the diesel TDI with 110 hp and 150 HP. prices for Germany depart from the 23.625 euros. Will also be available a convertible version, whose appearance showed in the image below, at a price -in Germany – from the 27.800 euro.