2017 Volkswagen Dune Beetle Release Date
We can hardly wait for the release of the 2017 Volkswagen Dune Beetle. It looks like a Beetle, but with more attitude and edge. The dune buggy styling says toughness while the interior says technology. With so much to offer, we can hardly wait for the 2017 Volkswagen Dune Beetle Release Date.
The 2017 VW Dune Beetle is inspired by the Baja bugs. Its platform is just like the standard model but with 1.1 inch wider tracks, and two inches of additional ground clearance. Its flared fenders add 2.2 inches of additional width and polished aluminum sills and black trim strips are reminiscent of the original Bug’s running boards. It also has a large central air intake that makes it look like more of an off-road vehicle. It’s styling and character are a nod to the past. However, the technology that comes standard on this model is definitely forward facing.
The 2017 Volkswagen Dune Beetle comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission with a shiftable sport mode. It’s engine is a 1.8L direct-injection turbocharged TSI 4 cyl. that boasts 170 hp and 184 pound-feet of torque.
While the name Dune may bring to mind the beach and sandy hills, we think you will be pleasantly surprised at how well this model performs in the snow. The Continental Pro-Contact all-season tires grip the road well and make for a smooth drive.
A 6.3-inch touchscreen that allows for swiping and pinch-zooming, comes standard on the Dune. Some of the other features that come standard are a rear-view camera, a parking sensor, Bluetooth and USB connectivity.
If you connect your phone with the proper USB cable, the system will display a car-appropriate version of your phone’s home screen on the car’s infotainment system. You’ll also find Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink are available for safer driving.
Stay tuned for more information on the release of the 2017 Volkswagen Dune Beetle. We’ll be sure to keep you posted with more information about the 2017 VW Dune Beetle as it becomes available. We can’t wait to get the new models in and take you out for a test drive.