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Los Angeles 2015: Volkswagen introduces 2016 Beetle Dune

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Today at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Volkswagen introduced the Beetle Dune, which will go on sale in coupe form early in 2016 and as a convertible during the third quarter. This new addition to the Beetle family is based on the Dune concept that was unveiled in Detroit last year. 

The much sportier-looking Beetle Dune features pronounced black wheel arch extensions that flow into the bumpers, a 0.4” raised ride height and 0.6” wider track for a more rugged stance, and available Sandstorm Yellow body paint to turn even more heads. The new front bumper has a large central air intake and a black honeycomb screen, while the rear section of the car gets a large spoiler, standard LED taillights, and a new bumper design.

Under the hood of the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune, you will find a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 170 horsepower through a 6-speed automatic transmission. 

Inside, look for sport seats with contrasting orange stitching and a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel. Standard equipment includes the latest-generation MIB II infotainment system, which serves as the foundation for Volkswagen’s available Car-Net suite of features. VW Car-Net connectivity includes App-Connect technology which allows integration with the three major smartphone platforms – Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink.

At the L.A. Auto Show the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune is displayed alongside the 2016 Beetle Denim and 2017 Golf GTE Sport.

The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune Coupé and Convertible
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The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune Coupé and Convertible