The world’s largest selling car ever, will now be launched in a Dune version. According to Car magazine, the VW board approved putting the Beetle Dune into production at a meeting in May 2014. The car will be raised by 50mm, while sitting on a wider, 29mm stretched track.
While the concept car in the pictures here uses a 210 bhp 2.0 litre turbocharged motor, it isn’t sure if the production version will come a similar unit. Volkswagen plans to launch the Dune, both as a hatchback and a convertible. Mathias Zauner, the man in-charge of Bettle marketing told Car magazine that, sportiness, proximity to SUV’s, authenticity, lifestyle, history, leisure-orientation and emotions are all the reasons they are building this Dune version of the Beetle.
There isn’t much difference between the normal everyday Beetle and this new Dune version, except visually, however, the different design, a better stance and the crossover appeal makes this version worth a second look. Volkswagen will be calling it the dune, as it isn’t a go-anywhere vehicle, but a front-wheel driven beetle which has undergone a cosmetic change, which will appeal to image-conscious markets like China and Canada. If launched in India, we’re sure a lot of women will love it, and men too.