Baja Bug is a modified Beetle that designed to go off-road. It was originated in 1960s. Recently, Volkswagen is coming up with 2016 Beetle Dune, a car which is designed based on Baja Bug’s quirky and rugged attitude.
The difference between Baja Bug and Beetle Dune is that Baja Bug designed to tackle sand and stumps whereas Beetle Dune is more cosmetic and designed not to have any real off-road capability. However, despite all that, Beetle Dune is still distinctive among others.
For the Beetle Dune, the designers added a large rear spoiler and diffuser. The bumper is designed to smooth out air behind the car and somehow works as a skid-plate too.
Beetle Dune is available in both coupe and convertible form. There are “Dune” graphics found on both doors and orange stitching on the sport seats. It is still arguable whether the sport seats are necessary for the car as it retains the normal 1.8-litre gasoline four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission. There is no trace of sport car specification at all for it.
As for its appearance, the designers have rose up the height by 0.4 inches and widened the car’s stance by 0.6 inches. On top of that, they installed 18-inch “Canyon” aluminium alloy wheels, black wheel arch extensions as well as painted it with metallic golden paint scheme.
If you are into quirky and distinctive car, you might want to look into Volkswagen’s Beetle Dune.