2018 Volkswagen Beetle Dune Review, Specs & Price – 2018 will mark the first full year on the road for the 1.8T Dune Convertible trim of the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle model lineup. The Beetle Dune Convertible offers a rugged addition to the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Dune lineup, and draws its design inspiration from classic Baja Bugs. The Dune features a bolder appearance and a wider stance than other models in the lineup, as well as unique Dune design features.
The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Dune sports a bolder, more aggressive appearance than other Beetle models. In addition to a raised ride height and a wider body, the Dune’s exterior features new front and rear fascias and pronounced black wheel arch extensions. The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Dune is also equipped with a honeycomb grille, polished aluminum sills, and black trim strips. “Dune” graphics are displayed on both doors, and the Bug sports a large rear spoiler and a new bumper design on the back.
Inside, the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Dune offers all of the standard Beetle features, as well as sport seats with contrasting orange stitching and a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel. Dunes purchased in the special Sandstorm Yellow paint color feature an interior with body color upper door trims and dashpads, otherwise the interior is black.
The 2018 Volkswagen Dune is equipped with a 1.8T turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The 1.8T engine is capable of 170-horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The Dune’s estimated fuel economy rating is 24 city / 31 highway MPG.
The 2018 Dune falls towards the higher end of the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Dune model lineup, as it offers a unique design and more premium features. The starting MSRP for the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible is $23,995.