2016 VW Beetle Dune Features — Fresh & Intriguing
The VW Beetle Dune Concept was introduced at the Detroit Auto Show this year. Back then, it was clear that the concept won’t suffer much changes in order to be released on the market. That’s what happened with the production version — the 2016 VW Beetle Dune. This car isn’t exactly a crossover, but it isn’t a cute hatchback, it completes both the off-road features of a crossover and an urban design of a fancy city car. The 2016 Dune is a great example of new, exciting way of manufacturing cars, it’s attractive and fresh, it looks unique and distinctive. Thanks to the new exterior and interior design, the 2016 Volkswagen Dune will be able to justify slightly higher price. After all, the new, special version of the VW Beetle isn’t just a better-looking model, it’s also slightly bigger. The 2016 VW Beetle Dune will have a lot in common with the Dune Concept. That’s why, aside from the design language, this car’s more essential features, were already determined by the concept. The same powertrain which was used for the concept is used for the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune. Of course, there are some assumptions that the manufacturer will offer additional engine options for the U.S. market, where the majority of the new Dunes is expected to be sold.
Unusual Apperarance And Unique Exterior Design
Although it’s pretty extraordinary, the appearance of the 2016 VW Beetle Dune resembles the regular Volkswagen Beetle. It’s obvious that the 2016 Dune relies on the design of its not-so-unusual cousin, but that’s what actually makes this car so extraordinary. If the conventional VW Beetle was a popular TV series, the 2016 VW Beetle Dune would be a high-production spin-off. While the exterior changes are pretty obvious, this car isn’t just a good way to reinterpret the classic design. All of the new features of the Dune’s design are substantial and inherent, creating a brand new type of the automotive style. The classic Beetle was already very distinctive and unique, but the 2016 Dune raised the bar even higher.
It looks like a car which is able to accept all the off-road challenges and after that to glide smoothly down an avenue, attracting the attention of the people around. Although it looks like it’s significantly taller, the truth is that it isn’t. It’s ground clearance is just two inches taller, but thanks to the new design of the wheel arches and the new 19-inch wheels, it looks like it belongs to the SUV market segment. The 19-inch wheels seen at the concept probably wouldn’t come with the base version of the 2016 Beetle Dune, but the established design is expected to be kept. With some chrome vents and other good-looking exterior details, the 2016 VW Dune will be a handsome, unconventionally designed car, which doesn’t respond well to indifference, so you’d probably love it or hate it.
2016 VW Beetle Dune Engine, Transmission, Specs And EPA Fuel Economy
As we already mentioned, the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune has the identical engine as the concept which was introduced earlier. It’s powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine, which generates 210 horsepower. As for the transmissions, the 2016 Dune comes with a dual-clutch six-speed automatic gearbox. Those two will provide very good EPA fuel economy results — 23 mpg/city and 29 mpg/highway. The new Beetle Dune will be able to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 7.3 seconds, while its top speed will be limited at 141 mph. We don’t expect just this one engine to be offered. There are some other options, but at this point, we don’t know with certainty which one will be used for the new Dune.
2016 VW Beetle Dune Price
The 2016 VW Beetle Dune comes with two body types: it will be available as a hatchback and as a convertible. As for the base price, it will be slightly higher than the regular Beetle’s MSRP. Some reports said that the 2016 Beetle Dune will cost a couple of thousand bucks more.