In conjunction with the official launch of the all-new Passat in Malaysia, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) took the opportunity to unveil the most rugged Beetle of all time – the Limited Edition Volkswagen Beetle Dune.
An ode to the legendary American dune buggies of the 1960s and 1970s, the Beetle Dune is bold, cool and tough, all rolled into one, and evokes a sense of never-ending summer adventure.
Dune signature black stripes and side mouldings, an extensively redesigned front and rear bumper, and rear spoiler adds to a powerfully proportioned stance, while 18-inch ‘Canyon’ alloy wheels completes its dune buggy appearance. An increased ground clearance of 10mm further adds to its ruggedness.
Decked in an eye-catching ‘Sandstorm Yellow’ hue, the Dune also comes with Bi-Xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights, LED taillights and front fog lamps with static concerning lights.
The Beetle Dune is powered by a 1.4L TSI turbocharged engine with a 7-speed direct shift gearbox (DSG), delivering 150PS and 250Nm of torque. This allows it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 8.8 seconds before reaching a top speed of 200km/h.
In terms of fuel economy, the Beetle Dune delivers fuel consumption figures of 5.5L/100km on a combination of urban and highway driving. That corresponds to CO2 emissions of 127g/km.
“The Beetle is one of the most iconic cars ever built in automotive history, and continues to excite fans all over the world through its funky designs and limited editions. We are delighted to be able to introduce this ‘charming rebel’ in Malaysia, and we hope that the Beetle enthusiasts will seize this opportunity to get this limited edition Beetle,” said Mr. Florian Steiner, Managing Director of Volkswagen Passengers Cars Malaysia.
Fully imported from Mexico, the Beetle Dune is priced at RM179,990 OTR without insurance. With only 50 units available, buyers are encouraged to visit their nearest Volkswagen dealership to place an order, while stocks lasts!
For more information, visit www.volkswagen.com.my.