At the 2014 North American International Auto Show earlier this year, Volkswagen quietly announced to be moving the Beetle Dune Concept into production by 2016. Recently, Volkswagen confirmed this plan in a recent and quick promo video.
Details aren’t plentiful, though both a coupe and a convertible version are expected to surface when it begins hitting showrooms in just a few short years. Expect an extra two inches of ground clearance and a wider track by 1.1 inches for more versatility for when paved road just simply ceases to exist. Pricing is expected to demand a premium over the standard Beetle.
Power is still unknown, though the concept at the Detroit Auto Show used a 2.0L turbo-four with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox with power being sent to the front-wheels only. Though, being a more all-terrain friendly Beetle, 4MOTION all-wheel drive would be a nice justification for the extra ground clearance as well.
Check out the video promo after the jump.