2016 Volkswagen Dune Is Here!
Volkswagen of America, Inc announced the production version of the 2016 Beetle Dune that will go on sale early in 2016. Influenced by the classic Baja Bugs, the automobile will join the Beetle team with additional trim levels and numerous additions.
What is most noticeable about the latest Dune is the refined sporty look, the new front bumpers and the additional central air intaker. There is also a black honeycomb screen with aluminum-look surrounds that morphs into the front skid plate. Furthermore, on both sides of the intake, there are two black honeycomb vents that contain the fog lights. And with the additional Lightning Package brings Bi-Xenon headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights and LED license plate lighting. Cool, right?
The sides of the 2016 Dune are characterized by polished aluminum sills and distinctive 18-inch Canyon aluminum-alloy wheels. There are special Dune graphics that are displayed on both doors, while the back proudly demonstrates large spoiler, standard LED taillights and special bumper design.
The 2016 Beetle Dune is available with a total of three exterior finishes: Sandstorm Yellow, Pure White and Deep Black Parl. The Sandstorm Yellow further offers body colored upper door trims and dashboards, while the other two exterior finished will come with black door and dashpad trim.
The interior of the 2016 Dune offers sporty seats with contrasting orange stitching and leather-wrapped multifunctional steering wheel. The standard equipment offers the latest generation MIB II infotainment system, while the VW Car-Net connectivity ensures flawless App-Connect connectivity. The vehicle also comes with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink systems.
The cabin also offers the aid of a 6,3-inch screen with touch sensors and can read hand gestures. At the same time MIB II offers a special proximity sensor that detects when a hand is nearby and automatically switches its display to allow easier selection of specific features. And the special Technology Pack will bring Climatronic dual-zone automatic climate control, the award-winning Fender Premium Audio System, KESSY keyless access with push-button start and tilt-and-slide sunroof.
When it comes to drivetrain system, the Dune is geared with 1.8-liter direct-injection and turbocharged TSI four-cylinder unit that produces a total of 170hp (125kW) and 184 pound-feet of torque. All this mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox.
The 2016 Volkswagen Dune will go on sale in the first quarter of 2016, while the convertible model will arrive in the third quarter of the year.