Thursday, November 17, 2016

Volkswagen Beetle Dune launched - Only 50 units from RM179,900

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has surprisingly launched a very cool looking Beetle limited edition at the new Passat launch earlier today. The Volkswagen Beetle Dune was previewed and launched just prior to the launch of the new Passat B8. 



The Beetle Dune is a tribute to the American dune buggies of the 1960s and 1970s. Though not one of those out and out off-road capable dune buggies, it gets a 10mm increase in ground clearance, large 18 inch 'Canyon' alloy wheels, a very differently designed front and rear bumper, a rear boot spoiler, side mouldings and black stripes. All of this make the Sandstorm Yellow coloured (the only exclusive colour) Beetle Dune a whole lot more sporty than the usual cute and iconic looking Beetle. 

It looks like a Beetle I would not mind driving. Usually the 'normal' Beetle 1.2 TSI is all cutesy with the Beetle and I would prefer something more Golf-like if it is a Volkswagen. Or even the new Passat B8 2.0 TSI which is a a good drive. 

Instead of the usual small 1.2liter TSI engine, this limited to 50 unit only Beetle Dune is the 1.4liter TSI engined version which makes a come back to our shores after a short absence in the local lineup. 150ps and 250Nm of torque via a 7 speed DSG transmission will make this a fun drive. 

Fully imported from Mexico, the Beetle Dune is priced at RM179,900 ( - does not include registration and insurance. Applicable for Peninsular Malaysia only.). Again, only 50 units are available in Malaysia at authorized Volkswagen dealerships, while stocks lasts. 







PRESS RELEASE
The Beetle Dune Launches in Malaysia

Florian Steiner, Managing Director of Volkswagen Passengers Cars Malaysia with the Beetle Dune.

KUALA LUMPUR, 16 November 2016 – Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) today launched the most rugged Beetle of all time – the 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.

The Beetle Dune comes with a 1.4L TSI turbocharged engine with a 7-speed direct shift gearbox (DSG), delivering 150PS and 250Nm of torque.

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” ‘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 is one of the most iconic car 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.

The Beetle became a globetrotter long ago; engineered and designed in Germany; built and adored in Mexico; loved in Asia, Europe and the USA. No other success story comes close to the story of the Beetle. Volkswagen’s most iconic model was designed in the 1930’s by Ferdinand Porsche and mass production started in 1945. Its concept, design and charisma has made it the most successful motorized companion on the planet for decades.

Fully imported from Mexico, the Beetle Dune is priced at RM179,900 ( - does not include registration and insurance. Applicable for Peninsular Malaysia only.). Only 50 units are available in Malaysia at authorized Volkswagen dealerships, while stocks lasts.

For more information, please visit your nearest authorized Volkswagen dealer or visit www.volkswagen.com.my


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