The Beetle Dune is based on the Beetle with Design trim. They feature specific bumpers, silver accents, two-tone rear spoiler, black plastic bumpers and "Dune" badges. The tracks have been widened by 7 mm at the front and 6 mm at the rear, and the body has grown by 14 mm in width. As for the suspension, it is the one prepared for bad roads, which is 10 mm higher than the standard one. The wheels are always 18-inch Canyon wheels with black interior and 235/45 tyres.
The mechanical options are three: 1.4 TSI (150 hp), 2.0 TSI (220 hp) and 2.0 TDI (150 hp), either manual or automatic DSG. Compared to a normal Beetle, it's a little easier to drive on unpaved tracks, with less fear of damaging the bodywork or underbody. But it's still a car, the crossover is in fashion, and you have to give the customer what they ask for. An all-wheel drive version wouldn't make much sense, because very few units would be sold. Besides, it's a whimsical version of a whimsical car, so far, so normal.
There is a choice of seven body colours, two of which can be combined with a black roof. For the Cabrio, the roof is always black. Three shades are available for the interior, which are used for various lacquered surfaces, instrument bezels and contrast stitching. The Beetle Design equipment is complemented by light and rain sensor, heated sports seats with lumbar support, interior lighting package, cruise control, automatic anti-dazzle rear-view mirror, hill start assist and ParkPilot parking sensors.
The latest generation of infotainment systems are available: Composition Media and Discover Media (with navigation). The top model has MirrorLink, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, as well as Car-Net Guide & Inform connected services, and the optional 400W Fender speaker system.