Volkswagen Dune Concept Video, First Look

Volkswagen Dune Concept Video, First Look

The Volkswagen Beetle is no stranger to off-roading – the old Baja Bug was quite the little dune buggy. The Dune Concept, unveiled at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, shows us a modern day version of that classic Baja Bug.

While the gold and black color scheme is certainly eye-catching, the Dune Concept seems to be designed with off-road capability in mind, featuring extra under body protection and bigger wheels. Under the hood, nothing is touched as this concept is based off the Beetle R-Line, and sports a 210-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

2014 Detroit Auto Show Coverage

Inside, the black and gold theme continues, but the Dune concept also features an AMOLED display which also shows drivers the pitch and roll of the vehicle – vital information for those planning on going off-road.

The coolest feature of the vehicle is its spoiler, which can double as a ski rack.

While VW says the concept has some potential to see production, it’s more likely that little accessories, like the AMOLED display or ski-rack/spoiler will actually land on customer vehicles. Overall, its refreshing to see the Dune Concept, as it’s a far cry from those kitchy 1970s themed Beetle Convertibles.

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