2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune Release Date and Features
Very few automotive nameplates garner as much passion and nostalgia as the Volkswagen Beetle. Volkswagen tapped into this nostalgia with the 2016 Beetle Dune, which is inspired by the classic Baja Bugs. With a sporty design, rugged feel and a plethora of amenities and new technology features, the Beetle Dune should appeal to both new and returning Beetle customers. Check out its features and release date.
The Beetle Dune has a more aggressive appearance than the rest of the Beetle range, thanks to the fitment of new front and rear fascias and pronounced black wheelarch extensions that flow into the bumpers. Additionally, the Dune’s raised ride height of 0.4 inches and track that is 0.6 inches wider give it a more rugged stance. Highlighting the front end’s sporty look, the new front bumper features a large central air intake that widens towards its bottom edge, and a black honeycomb screen has an aluminum-look surround that morphs into the front skid plate.
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The Beetle Dune’s stylish design extends to the sides, with contrast between the polished aluminum sills and the black trim strips that are reminiscent of the original Beetle running boards. Distinctive 18-inch Canyon aluminum-alloy wheels are fitted with 235/45 all-season tires. The side mirrors have contrasting black lower portions and Reflex Silver uppers, and “Dune” graphics are displayed on both doors. At the back, the Dune features a large rear spoiler, standard LED taillights, and a new bumper design that integrates matte black and aluminum elements, as at the front of the car. The 2016 Beetle Dune will be available in three exterior colors: Sandstorm Yellow, Pure White and Deep Black Pearl.
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In the cabin, the Beetle Dune features sport seats with contrasting orange stitching and a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel. Standard equipment includes the latest generation MIB II infotainment system, which serves as the foundation for Volkswagen’s available Car-Net suite of features. A Technology Package will also be available, which adds Climatronic dual-zone automatic climate control, the award-winning Fender Premium Audio System, KESSY keyless access with push-button start and a tilt-and-slide sunroof.
While no official release date has been announced by Volkswagen, the Beetle Dune is expected to go on sale sometime in the early part of 2016. Be sure to follow us on the Capistrano Volkswagen Blog for more information about the Beetle and other Volkswagen models. Also, if you live in Southern California and you’d like to get behind the wheel of a Volkswagen Beetle, then don’t hesitate to contact us at Capistrano Volkswagen.