Beetle drivers gain new capability and style with new VW Dune model

February 29th, 2016 by

2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune

For decades, the Volkswagen Beetle has been an icon in the auto industry. This comes largely due to its distinct styling, recognizable exterior and long history. Despite its style being a staple to the Beetle’s popularity, that doesn’t stop Volkswagen from experimenting with it. The latest and highly anticipated new look for the Beetle is the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune.

The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune takes the style we know and love from the regular Beetle and combines it with the desert-inspired look and capability of the dune buggy. Together, the Beetle and the Buggy make one heck of an insect.

This version of the hatchback features a stronger exoskeleton for a sturdier build. It also features a wider track for better stability, and a raised suspension for better capability on tough surfaces.

Of course, a unique version of the Beetle has to come with its own unique color. That’s why Volkswagen’s come up with the exclusive Sandstorm Yellow, which perfectly encapsulates the desert look and feel of the Beetle Dune. For accents, the Beetle Dune features a black honeycomb front grille, mudguards and side stripes with “DUNE” branding. Owners also benefit from LED tail lights for an additional flair.

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Interior comfort, style and technology

Once you get inside the Beetle Dune, its welcoming interior is immediately eye-catching with its accent yellow piping and stitching on its upholstery as well as its additional accents on the instrument panel. The interior takes an even sharper turn for the sporty with its flat-bottom steering wheel and its Dune badge.

For technology, drivers of the Dune benefit from the Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect, which provides impressive connectivity for easy music app streaming. Should you wish to upgrade, the Beetle Dune will be available with a Fender® Premium Audio system, a rear view camera and the Parking Pilot.

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VW Beetle at Speedcraft Volkswagen

Unfortunately, the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune has yet to become available on dealership lots, so it may still be a while before it becomes available here at Speedcraft Lake Volkswagen. In the meantime, feel free to take a look at the other Beetle models currently available in our inventory.

To learn more about this impressive vehicle, be sure to check back with our blog, as we’ll be keeping you updated on more details as they’re revealed.

What do you think of the Beetle Dune? Let us know in the comments!

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