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Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept heading for Detroit

Fri, 10 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept (pictured) heading for Detroit

The original VW Beetle was a perfect candidate for a Dune Buggy, and many old VWs were converted to blast across sand dunes around the world. VW had a bash at their own Dune Buggy back in 2000, but now, ahead of a reveal at the Detroit Auto Show next week, we have what looks like a buggy from VW that could actually be heading for production – the Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept.

VW has revealed a single image of their Beetle Dune Concept (above) that shows a jacked-up Beetle with big wheels and tyres, a ski rack on the back and a bit of cosmetic titivation.

The Dune Concept is based on the production Beetle so gets a 201 PS 2.0 litre turbo engine and front wheel drive, but any production version would probably come with the underpinnings from the Golf R with 4WD.

The VW Beetle Dune Concept will make its debut at Detroit on Monday 13th January 2014.

By Cars UK