2016 Volkswagen Beetle “Dune” inspired by classic Baja Bugs
TORONTO – The 2016 Beetle Dune coupe that made its debut at this year’s Canadian International Autoshow in Toronto is inspired by the classic Baja Bugs of the sixties and seventies. The Beetle Dune has a bold new look thanks to the fitment of new front and rear fascias and pronounced black wheel arch extensions that flow into the bumpers.
Additionally, the Dune’s 10 mm increase in ride height and a body track that is 14 mm wider give it a more rugged stance. Highlighting the front end’s new look is a bumper featuring a large central air intake that widens towards its bottom edge. A black honeycomb screen with an aluminum-look surround morphs into the front skid plate. On either side of the intake, two black honeycomb vents contain the foglights.
Bi-Xenon headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights and LED rear lighting are also part of the package. Polished aluminum sills and black trim strips are reminiscent of the original Beetle running boards. Distinctive 18-inch “Canyon” aluminum-alloy wheels, black and silver coloured side mirrors, and “Dune” graphics on both doors are included. A large rear spoiler, a rear bumper design that integrates matte black and aluminum elements, and a rear diffuser that also acts as a skid plate finish off the look.
Inside, the 2016 Beetle Dune features sport seats with contrasting orange stitching and a leather wrapped multifunction steering wheel. Standard equipment includes the 6.3-inch Composition Media infotainment system with capacitive touch sensor, USB and Bluetooth® connectivity, and “App-Connect” technology, allowing integration with the three major smartphone platforms— Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ and MirrorLink®—for seamless integration with compatible smartphones. KESSY® keyless access with push-button start, and a tilt-and-slide panoramic sunroof are also standard.