Volkswagen has re-imagined its Beetle Dune concept car of 2000 with the similarly themed 2014 VW Beetle Dune concept car.
The new 2014 VW Beetle Dune concept, which was revealed at the Detroit motor show, is claimed to be almost production ready.
original Beetle Dune, unveiled in Los Angeles in January 2000, was a
more outlandish concept, whereas its successor is claimed by its maker
to be only a concept car “for now”.
“Everything about this car is feasible – [it is] practically a production vehicle,” according to VW.
Should it be built, it would join coupé and cabriolet versions in the VW Beetle line-up.
on the Beetle coupé, the Beetle Dune has a suspension system raised by
50mm, while it also sports a bodykit, a pair of skis on the back, and
wears 19in alloy wheels.
The front bumper includes a new large air
intake with LED fog lighting and new LED indicators. The bonnet has
been redesigned to become more bulbous, and now includes new air vents
on either side.
Power for the Beetle Dune comes from a
turbocharged 207bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine mated to a six-speed DSG
gearbox sending drive to the front wheels only.
An electronic XDS
differential lock is fitted, with the suspension system featuring
MacPherson struts up front and a four-link design at the rear.
says the interior of the car is largely familiar from the production
Beetle, with more rugged design elements like the addition of a
passenger grab handle joining more luxurious features like the large
touchscreen infotainment system.
Thanks to: Autocar