Volkswagen debuts Dune concept at Detroit Auto Show

VW's Beetle Dune Concept is for drivers on the go

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Detroit - Grab your skis or snowboard and go -- that's the inspiration behind the Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept car, which debuted at the Detroit auto show.

The company bills it as a modern Baja Bug. 

The dune buggy look of the Dune sets it apart from other versions of the German classic.

Two inches of additional ground clearance will help off-road performance, and VW engineers have developed an innovative rack that's built into the roof and rear spoiler that can hold boards or skis.

Inside, the dashboard is painted the same color as the outside and the seats are stitched with the exterior color.

The Dune gets the same 210-horsepower, 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the Beetle R-Line, which gets 23 mpg in the city and 29 on the highway.

VW says no decision has been made on whether to produce the Dune, but there's a strong likelihood it could appear in showrooms next to the regular Beetle.

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