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Christopher Bruce2014-01-09 16:51:07

Volkswagen Shows Off Beetle Dune Concept at NAIAS

It gets a more powerful engine, higher ride height and bigger wheels

 
 
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The Beetle Dune Concept has a higher ride height, larger wheels and an electronic differential

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Dune Concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It imagines a modern take on the Beetle off-roader with an all-terrain suspension and ski rack.

VW claims that everything about the Beetle Dune Concept is production ready. It has a suspension that has been raised 50mm over the standard car and wears 19in wheel with all-terrain tires.

It is powered by a 207hp (210ps) turbocharged engine with a six-speed DSG transmission that powers the front wheels. It uses the electronic XDS differential lock from the GTIGolf 2.0 TSI GTI DSGVolkswagen Golf 2.0 TSI G...Germany, 2013 > present5 photos
to improve traction.

Will details and images of the concept will be revealed at the show.

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