Volkswagen Beetle Dune Confirmed for Production

Volkswagen Beetle Dune Confirmed for Production
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Another concept car has managed to avoid being cast away into automotive history by getting the green light for production.

The Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept will be built according to Car Magazine, and will hit showrooms sometime in early 2016. Essentially, the Dune is a taller, wider version of the Beetle that is meant to handle some light off roading. We say light because the Dune will only be offered with front-wheel drive. Overall, this car will sit two-inches taller and about 2.2-inches wider than a standard Beetle.

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Based on the Beetle R-Line, power should comes from the same 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that makes 210 hp. Unique looks come to the car thanks to large flared fenders and a ski rack on the rear of the car that has been integrated into the spoiler, and both a hatchback and convertible version of the Dune will be offered.  Big 19-inch wheels along with a front skidplate are also fitted.

Interior upgrades include the addition of an inclinometer and a tilt gauge along with some unique contrast stitching and body-colored accents.

The Dune should cost roughly £2,800 ($3,800) over ‘regular’ Beetle according to Car. 

A Volkswagen USA spokesperson declined to comment on the story.

GALLERY: Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept

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[Source: Car Magazine]

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