Volkswagen debuts Dune and Denim book Beetles
November 17, 2015 - fall Denim
This open during a New York automobile show, VW showed off 4 unpractical takes on a retro-styled Beetle and as a tumble and a LA Auto Show come round, a association has reliable that dual of those cars, a Dune and a Denim, are about to turn prolongation realities.
Inspired by a strange beach buggies that used a equally strange Volkswagen Beetle as a platform, a Dune has a some-more assertive position than any stream prolongation Beetle interjection to a wider track. It also has improved belligerent clearance, an integrated front movement image and imperishable circle arch extensions combined to accommodate 18-inch wheels, and special front and back bumpers. All of that should assistance it negotiate silt as good as asphalt.
“The new Dune successfully captures a iconic suggestion of Baja Beetles, with a some-more imperishable feel and amenities never before offering on a third-generation Beetle,” pronounced Joerg Sommer, Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “With a sporty and assertive pattern and a series of a new record features, we are assured that a new Dune will interest to both new and returning Beetle customers.”
However, no beach cart ever offering a touch-screen infotainment system, a reversing camera and park stretch sensors — all of that are customary pack on a Dune. As is support for Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay smartphone connectivity systems.
Perhaps best of all, deliberation that this automobile will presumably interest to those wanting to strike a beach, is that a Dune can be specified as a hardtop or a convertible.
Like a Dune, a Denim is desirous by Beetles of a past, in this box a Jeans models of a 1970s. However, this automobile is a particularly singular book of only 2000 soft-top units. It comes in a choice of dual extraneous colors — Pure White or Stonewashed Blue — and sits on 17-inch birthright wheels.
Inside, a seats are finished like a span of jeans, finish with stitched storage pockets braggadocio red tabs. Elsewhere blue and white leatherette piping adds to a denim feel and even a fabric roof has been textured and colored to match.
The Denim also gets a touchscreen infotainment system, yet it is a smaller 5-inch unit, compared with a Dune’s latest era 6.3-inch gesticulate ancillary model. It also gets a 1.8-liter turbocharged engine and involuntary delivery as standard.