By on January 13, 2014

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The Dune concept aims to be a moderately functional addition the the Bettle lineup. VW raised the Beetle’s ride height by two inches, giving the Beetle a more “go anywhere” appeal. An inch wider track, and mighty 255/45 tires on 19 inch wheels round out the stance. The Dune hides a few clever tricks in its appearance package, however…

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The double deck rear spoilers are not there just to entice the youth target, but convert into a clever ski-rack. The rest of the package is rounded out with unique and aggressive front and rear fascias, and interior changes (Including an integrated oh-crap handle in the dash) to keep up with the tough offroad look. Power comes from VW’s familiar 2.0 turbo four with 210 hp, with power directed through VW’s 6 speed dual clutch transmission.

Just don’t call it Baja. We can only dream of what would happen if this was equipped with a proper AWD drivetrain.

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