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Defined by Aggressive Look, More Rugged Stance

When the new Beetle Dune arrives at the Chapman Volkswagen showroom next spring, look for a Bug that is a little beefier and more muscular looking than the other models at your Scottsdale VW dealer. “The new Dune successfully captures the iconic spirit of Baja Beetles, with a more rugged feel and amenities never before offered on the third-generation Beetle,” according to Joerg Sommer, VW vice-president of marketing. “With its sporty and aggressive design and a number of the new technology features, we are confident that the new Dune will appeal to both new and returning Beetle customers.” With a new front and rear fascia, wheel well extensions and a higher and wider stance, the Beetle Dune looks ready to own the beach.

Available as a Coupe or Convertible

Whether you like the security of a hard top or want to feel the rush of wind through your hair, the Beetle Dune can satisfy either urge. The car will come in your choice of three colors: Deep Black Pearl, Pure White or Sandstorm Yellow. Bugs painted yellow will have a matching color upper door and dash pad on the interior. The other two colors will have black interior doors and dash. Volkswagen pays homage to the original Baja Bug with exterior aluminum sills and black trim that remind one of the running boards popular in the 1970s. Special 18-inch wheels have beefy all-season tires to help sell the aggressive appearance. Dune graphics adorn both doors, while a large spoiler and LED taillights highlight the rear of the car.

Dune Outfitted with 1.8-liter Engine

The Dune will come standard with the base 1.8-liter engine that generates 170 horsepower when coupled with the automatic transmission. It comes with the Composition Media infotainment system that uses a 6.3-inch touchscreen to display navigation and your music and available smartphone apps. The Dune Beetle also includes a rearview camera and parking assistance. A special tech package is available that adds dual climate control, an upgraded Fender audio system, keyless access and a sunroof.

Beetles With More Horsepower are available

If you feel like you need just a bit more pep, the Beetle R-Line is available from Chapman Volkswagen by special order only. This version of the Bug has a 2.0-liter engine that delivers 210 horsepower. The Dune coupe will come to your Scottsdale VW dealer in the spring of 2016, with the convertible available later that year.