January 31, 2014

Auto Briefs

Concept car: VW gives ruggedness to Beetle Dune


(The Associated Press)

Volkswagen Beetle Dune
Volkswagen bills this concept as a 21st century version of the Baja Bug, a modified Beetle, popular in the 1960s, that can handle off-road conditions. The Dune, based on the high-performance Beetle R-Line, debuted at the Detroit auto show this month. In front, the Dune gets a new hood with a raised center section and air vents. Outside the trunk lid, drivers can mount skis or snowboards. The interior has a dashboard painted the same color as the outside, and the seats are stitched with the exterior color as well. No price or date for production has been announced.
The Associated Press


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