Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept Poised for Production

Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept Poised for Production

Volkswagen has unveiled its Beetle Dune concept ahead of its official debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.

Potentially previewing a production variant, the Beetle Dune concept revisits an idea that was originally presented at the 2000 Los Angeles Auto Show. That concept car, however, was “not very realistic,” according to the German automaker but the new Beetle Dune is “a lot more feasible.”

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Volkswagen raised the body of the Beetle by two inches while a pair of skis will be bolted on to the roof for the show. The goal of the Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept is to show the vehicle’s go-anywhere intentions with its raised ground clearance and all-terrain look. Based on the Beetle R-Line, the Dune concept will be powered by a 210-hp turbo engine mated to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Check back for more information on the Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept when it makes its official debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.

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  • Silverwing Lopez

    Junk!!! Going with Ram for the next purchase.

  • TJM

    I agree, the Ram is junk!

  • Robby G

    hahaha.. .owned.

  • and you are an anti-Silverado bullshit!!!!!!

  • Z51111

    Buy the Ford or the Ram this will be outdated quick.

  • Norman

    Buy the Chevy, it will hold its value

  • Norman

    The article really can only pick at the interior, namely the Leather from the looks of it. The seat you sit on doesn’t make the truck. Whats under that body makes the truck. Let me tell you my friend, what chevy has going on under all the shiny metal is a whole lot better than what ford and Dodge will have. It’ll tow better, accelerate better, steer better, and the list would go on and on.

  • Z51111

    My last 4 trucks have been chevys 1999 1500 4×4, 2004 1500 4×4, 2008 2500 4×4 and 2012 2500 LTZ 4×4. My buddy’s sold their Ford’s for more than I got for most of my chevy’s, that last 2500 will be my last Chevy more problems than Congress. I’ve had my F-150 ecoboost 4×4 for 65,000 miles so far best truck I’ve ever owned better ride better brakes better build quality {no rattles or wind noise} and a lot better power, pulls a 11,000 pound trailer like a 1000 pound trailer. On the highway with it flat to rolling hills I get 24-26 MPG just flat road for 26 MPG.

  • Jack Hamilton

    We are we even discussing a gas engined truck. Chevy is sorely missing the poit by not offering this vehicle with a Duramax as an option.

  • Z51111

    All the test I’ve seen so far the Chevy is slower than the 3.5 eco and 5.0 Fords so you obviously don’t know what your talking about.

  • ski

    No, you aren’t getting that kind of mileage just because the “computer” says so. I have three real world examples of guys who bought the ecoboost, with one being a father and son hand calculating their mileage. Three ecoboosts that get hand calculated 100% of the time are running 18 for averages on the highway. In town, they will drop, just like most pickups, to 10-12, depending on their driving habits. One guy seldom drives out of town and he has gotten 12 at best in town. The computer always shows him better, but when you fill it up and do the math, it isn’t so!

    The father and son is an interesting case. The son has the ecoboost and the father opted for the 5.0. They both keep meticulous records and the father’s 5.0 is getting better mileage than the son’s ecoboost! Dad averages 19 on the highway and 13 in town. Son averages 18 on the highway and just under 13 in town.

    So please, do yourself a favor and check the mileage by filling up the truck the same everytime as best you can, AND keep the trip meter for miles between filling up. You are going to be surprised that your computer is way off. The reason I know you are using your computer? No one on the planet can tell what their truck is getting on the flat with no wind without relying on what the instant mileage is saying.

    I know because my own truck can show upwards of 31-32 driving 60 and no wind, but it always hand calculates between 18 and 20- period!

  • ski

    no, you are the fake here! You claim to have been a chevy guy for a long time, even owning the recent 2012. And yet you state the f150 you have had somehow for 65000 miles is the best you’ve had?

    And, you use the computer for mileage instead of hand calculate. Don’t tell anyone else they don’t have a clue. Most see you as you are – a troll to stir up trouble.

  • bob

    sorry all you ford, chevy, ram, guys. All these trucks are the same and they are all great except they are waaaaayyy overpriced. Buy a used ford 7.3, a 2006 chevy duramax, or a used dodge cummins. Tired old diesel will do anything these overpriced wussy trucks will do and will do it much better. Why the hell would anybody spend 40-65K on a truck? If it is that important to look like a person who has more money than sense, buy a BMW or Mercedes SUV (make sure its 2 wheel drive so it will be COMPLETELY useless).

  • Z51111

    How am I the fake I just state facts can I prove to you on hear that I’m not lying about my trucks no, I would not waste my time and a little bit of others to spread lies. Yes my F-150 has 65,000 miles because I haul generators around the midwest and have a few farms and yes I did calculate my mileage myself the truck was 2mpg’s higher like most. Your friend’s just must have a heavy foot because the other guy’s I’ve talked too were right at my MPG’S but when I do drive it hard it will penalize you for it. And YES it is the best truck I’ve had.

  • Greg Dixon

    I’ll hold on to my money for the Nissan Titan with a diesel.

  • Greg Dixon

    That 3.5eco is a big no-no. Ford is being sued over it, Consumer Reports has noted problems, and my neighbor just sent one back on lemon law and got a new Ford – this time with the V8.

  • lennyjoe

    Just so long as you buy Amercan.The guy with the Nissan can kiss my working man’s ass. Forget that assembled in america B.S.

  • Alfie

    Yuck. And double Yuck!