Volkswagen recently unveiled the Dune concept at the North American International Auto Show. Now, according to a recent report, the Dune concept could preview a future special edition.
Although details are limited but Volkswagen has previously said the concept “looks production ready” and “shows the potential for a new production version of the sportiest Beetle ever.” This strongly suggests the concept will be used to gauge customer response before giving a green signal for a production version.
Described as a “Baja Bug for the 21st Century,” the Dune concept is based on the Beetle R-Line and features an Arizona metallic exterior with two-piece wheel arch extensions and 19-inch aluminum wheels. The concept has also been equipped with a chrome-plated skid plate, brushed aluminum rock panels. The concept also features bi-xenon headlights, a ventilated hood, honeycomb mesh grille inserts and gloss black trim. Last but not least, the concept has two rear spoilers, a dual exhaust system and an increased ride height.
Interior changes are relatively limited from the Beetle R-Line, but the concept has two-tone sport seats, Arizona painted trim and aluminum accents. There’s also Dune nameplates and a 7.7-inch touchscreen multimedia system.
Powering the concept is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 210 bhp (156 kW) of max power. The engine is mated to a six-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission which sends power to the front wheels via an electronic XDS differential.
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Source: Automobile Magazine