As Volkswagen reports, the Beetle Dune Concept hints at a potential Cross version of the Beetle model and features a near-production design.
Focused on leisure activities and in particular on winter sports, the concept has a body raised by 50 mm and integrates a pair of skis at the rear.
In the Beetle Dune, Volkswagen is revisiting an idea that was born in January 2000 with the New Beetle Dune presented in Los Angeles.
While the concept car shown in California was more science fiction, especially in its interior and roof structure, in the Dune of 2014 Volkswagen is looking much more realistically towards a production vehicle.
The powertrain of the new Dune Concept features a 210 PS turbocharged gasoline engine coupled with a 6-speed DSG transmission – both from the production line-up.
The power is transferred to the front wheels and all-terrain performances are enabled by the suspension layout, with a front MacPherson suspension and a four-link system at the rear, combined by the electronic XDS differential lock.