IT’S been a long time since the beetle changed its clothes, even longer since it stripped off and went to the beach.
Up until now, the famous Dune Buggies of the 70’s were about the last time the Beetle put its shorts and flip flops on and took a dip! But while unmistakably a Beetle, the new Beetle Dune brings a new edge to a heritage-inspired icon.
Obviously taking design inspiration from the dune buggy and desert spirit, the new Dune brings a roughty-toughty attitude to the Beetle family, but also the modern technologies and creature comforts of its bigger cousins.
Unwittingly destined to become the latest crossover for the brand at some stage in the future, the wider track and a raised suspension of the Beetle Dune gives it a sporty and aggressive stance. And with a unique exterior Sandstorm Yellow colour option, new LED taillights, a black honeycomb front grille, and a new wheel design, this Beetle shows that it’s not afraid to hide.
Unique design cues don’t only apply to the outside of the Dune. Features like the special sport seats, an instrument panel with yellow accents, and a flat-bottomed steering wheel, lend a feeling of spaciousness to this Beetles interior.
But as well as being an instant favourite with those old Hippies amongst us, the young techies will feel at home as well with toys such as a multimedia touchscreen display allowing music, apps and more to be run from your smartphone, a rear-view camera, Park Distance Control and a built in ski rack.
A well-equipped iconic coupe that will surely be a hit.