Volkwagen, the German luxury automaker, would hold the world premiere of new Beetle Dune at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, which starts from November 20. New Volkswagen Beetle Dune, reminding of of the legendary Baja California dune buggies, comes with numerous off-road accents and increased ground clearance. It would be presented in both coupe and convertible forms and price starts at Rs. 16.64 Lakhs and Rs. 19.58 Lakhs, respectively.
The front fascia of the Beetle Dune flaunts a large central air inlet – with a silver frame – and a black honeycomb screen. The side profile gets black wheel well, black side trim strips (stylised “Beetle running boards”), the “DUNE” badges and body add-on extensions. At the rear-end, there is a large spoiler (top in glossy black, surfaces beneath in body colour) and newly designed bumper (with diffuser in “Reflex Silver”), and new LED tail-lamp cluster. A total of nine body colours are available for the Beetle Dune, including the two new colors - Sandstorm Yellow Metallic and Dark Bronze Metallic. Also, the coupe can be ordered with the roof painted black.
Talking about the convertible variant, they would come with a black soft top. The interior cabin boasts of Dash Pad (styling panel on the dashboard) painted in body colour and the extensive contrasting stitching on the sport seats, leather-trimmed steering wheel, parking brake grip, etc. In contrast, areas of the seat system, door trim panels, roof pillars and headlining are finished in black. As for infotainment, the Beetle Dune features the latest generation of Volkswagen infotainment system with DAB+ digital radio receiver or a second Bluetooth phone interface. Voice control can be used to operate the radio, phone and access to connected media and – in the “Discover Media” system – the navigation functionality as well.
Under the hood, the new Beetle Dune would be available with three turbocharged petrol engines and two turbodiesels. The petrol engines produce 103bhp, 147bhp and 216bhp, while the diesel engines develop 108bhp and 147bhp.