Volkswagen has officially unveiled the Dune concept at the North American International Auto Show.

Volkswagen has officially unveiled the Dune concept at the North American International Auto Show.

Described as a "Baja Bug for the 21st Century," the Dune concept is based on the Beetle R-Line and features an Arizona metallic exterior with two-piece wheel arch extensions and 19-inch aluminum wheels. The concept has also been equipped with a chrome-plated skid plate, brushed aluminum rock panels and an increased ride height.

Designers also installed bi-xenon headlights, a ventilated hood, honeycomb mesh grille inserts and gloss black trim. Last but not least, the concept has two rear spoilers and a dual exhaust system.

Interior changes are relatively limited but the concept has two-tone sport seats, Arizona painted trim and aluminum accents. There's also Dune badging and a 7.7-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

Motivation is provided by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 210 bhp (156 kW). It is connected to a six-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission which sends power to the front wheels via an electronic XDS differential.

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