2014 Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept

Volkswagen Beetle is an iconic brand loved all over the world. Volkswagen has unveiled a new rugged version of the Beetle at the recent Auto Show in Detroit, called the Beetle Dune concept.

To transform the civic bug into a rugged machine, VW has increased the ground clearance of the vehicle by 2 inches. The 2014 VW Beetle Dune concept is also wider by 0.8 inches and taller by 0.5 inches, as compared to the current production version.


General Info
Vehicle Type: Coupe Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 14.5 gals (55 L) Miles Per Gallon: 23 city / 29 hwy
Length: 168.9 in. (429 cm) Wheel Base: 99.9 in. (253.7 cm)
Height: 59.3 in. (150.6 cm) Width: 73.4 in. (186.4 cm)
Curb Weight: NA Ground Clearance: 7.7 in. (19.6 cm)
Luggage Capacity: 15.4 cu ft Maximum Seating: 4 people
Engine: Inline 4 TSI® Turbo DOHC Displacement: 2.0 Liter
Horsepower: 210 HP Max RPM: 5300 RPM
Torque: 207 lb-ft @1700 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Manual FWD


Dune concept is powered by a 210 horsepower turbocharged 2 liter engine, mated to a six-speed manual or DSG transmission. The Beetle Dune goes from 0-62 mph in 7.3 seconds, making it lively for its size.

Though the Beetle Dune is a concept car, and there is no word whether VW decides to take this to production. As of now, there is no confirmation.

The concept is showcased in a yellow-orange metallic color called ‘Arizona’, which fits stunningly well with the sporty look of the Dune concept.

The Beetle Dune uses matte finish design elements in black around wheel arches and brushed aluminum sill panels. Above the side sills, glossy black side trim strips are placed.

The front grille has a honeycomb design, which goes well with the overall look. The hood has undergone a transformation as well with the middle of the hood being raised a bit. The LED fog lamps have been designed in semi-circular shape.

A set of 19-inch five-spoke alloys have been fitted to the Dune concept. The aluminum skid plate adds to the overall rugged design theme of the vehicle. The rear of the car has an interesting ski and snowboarding rack.


The interior of the Dune concept are as bright as the outside. The dashboard is finished in exterior color.

The central infotainment system boasts of a 7.7 inch AMOLED screen. The seats are covered with a combination of cloth and leather.