Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept is the "Baja Bug for the 21st Century"

The Beetle Dune Concept is based on the latest version of the iconic Volkswagen, featuring rugged off-road look, a body that has been raised by 50 mm and 19-inch wheels with large tyres.

Finished in a shining yellow-orange metallic paint, the Dune Concept has two-part wheelarch extensions making the body wider by 24 mm each side, for a total width of 1,856 mm, while the front and rear cladding lengthens the car overall by 12 mm to 4,290 mm.

The Beetle Dune’s track has also been increased by 29 mm, to 1,607 mm at the front and 1,573 mm at the rear.

The new front bumper incorporates a large black honeycomb air intake, with trapezoidal inserts either side, semi-circular LED fog lights, and slender horizontal LED turn indicator.

The bonnet is more bulbous, with a raised central section and prominent air vents on either side. At the rear is a new modified bumper and a large rear spoiler and a roof-mounted spoiler, serving a dual purpose as a ski rack.

The interior remains mostly stock with the characteristic dash-mounted glovebox being replaced with a passenger grab handle.

Power comes from a 207 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo linked to six-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission which sends power to the front wheels via an electronic XDS differential. What the concept really needs is all-wheel drive and some beefier tyres. Then it would be perfect for some desert fun.


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