A slightly wider stance gives the Beetle Dune a more aggressive look from the front.

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The optional lighting package adds bi-xenon headlamps and LED daytime running lights.

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Inspired by, but surely not a copy, of vintage baja bugs, the Beetle Dune takes a slightly more aggressive stance than the regular edition.

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A rear diffuser stands in for a skid plate. A very wimpy skid plate.

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18" aluminum alloy wheels won't get very far on the dirt, but they are pretty nice looking on the pavement.

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The Beetle Dune has got new side moldings and a whopping .4-inches more ground clearance that your standard Beetle.

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The Beetle Dune looks just at home in the mountains as the desert.

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The Continental Pro-Contact all-season tires on our test car had no problem with the few inches of snow we encountered.

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The Beetle Dune comes with heated seats for those cold winter mornings.

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The rear of the Beetle Dune is dominated by a large rear spoiler.

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Contrasting piping along the seats make the style lines inside the Beetle Dune pop.

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The Beetle's traditional secondary or Kaeferfach glove box makes an appearance on the Dune as well.

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By incorporating the exterior color into the inside, the Beetle Dune has a lively interior.

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Contrasting stitching and special Dune emblem make for a unique leather-wrapped steering wheel.

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MIB II infotainment features App-Connect technology with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink.

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A six-speed automatic transmission with a sport mode is standard.

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