NAIAS Live – 2014 VW Beetle Dune Concept

Posted on: Jan 14, 2014 - 7:10am IST

TheĀ 2014 VW Beetle Dune Concept had its debut at the Detroit Motor Show today. This is not the first time the Bug has been converted to a crossover, as back in 2000, VW showed a Dune Concept on the older generation model as well.

2014 VW Beetle Dune Concept at 2014 NAIAS

The Dune concept gets a pair of tough-looking bumpers which come with integrated skid guards. The wheel arches have been flared to bring those 19-inch alloy wheels into focus.

The Dune gets its power from a Golf GTI’s engine. The 2.0-liter TSI motor produces 217 hp and uses a 6-speed dual-clutch DSG transmission to transmit the power. The ride height of the Dune concept is 30 mm more than a Beetle, and engineers have also included an XDS electronic locking differential.

2014 VW Beetle Dune Concept at 2014 NAIAS steering

Further details are available in the press release below.

2014 VW Beetle Dune Concept Image Gallery

2014 VW Beetle Dune Concept – Press Release

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