The concept looked awesome, rugged and like its beach buggy fore bearers. Now it’s a reality.
You can opt for the Beetle Dune in both convertible and hard top form.
Prices start from £21,300 on the road and can be ordered from April 5th, deliveries begin in June.
Ride height is raised by 10mm, front and rear arch extensions are added and new front and rear bumper designs. You also get 18″ alloys as standard.
Two unique colours are available – Sandstorm Yellow and Dark Bronze, parts of the dash and door panels share the exterior body colour.
You will also get a larger spoiler, new rear LED lights, Beetle running boards and Dune badging all over.
Engine wise you can opt from either a 1.2 TSI petrol with 105 PS and a manual or auto, or a beefier 2.0 litre TDI Diesel with either manual or auto ‘box.
The cabrio starts at £24,255 and will go all the way up to £28,235 for the diesel DSG.
Today’s production Beetle Dune was presented to the world as a concept car at the Detroit Motor Show in 2014. The concept’s off-road interpretation of the classic Beetle design attracted global interest, and was itself a highly successful development of an earlier concept car revealed in Los Angeles in 2000.