The current Volkswagen Beetle has been in Malaysia for a while now, and the Beetle Dune is set for our shores soon, too, following limited edition variants such as the Beetle Bug and the Beetle Club editions. The listing’s price of RM200,000 lands it right in between the now-discontinued RM179,888 Beetle 1.4 TSI and RM219,888 Beetle 2.0 TSI models, making it a new range-topping model for the Beetle lineup in Malaysia.

The Beetle Dune pictured here will be a slightly more comprehensive rework compared to the Bug and the Club editions, which were cosmetically enhanced 1.2 TSI models.

According to the listing, it will use a 170 PS 1.8 litre turbocharged petrol engine – essentially a tweaked version of the powerplant in the B7 Passat – compared to the 1.2 litre, 1.4 litre and 2.0 litre TSI petrol engines which are enlisted for the Dune in overseas markets.

The Beetle Dune sports a ground clearance that’s been increased by 10 mm, along with redesigned bumpers, black plastic mouldings, silver skid plates, a two-tone rear spoiler, large five twin-spoke alloy wheels and side stripes with the Dune script. Inside, there are sports seats, plus contrast stitching on the seats, steering wheel, handbrake lever and other parts matched with the body colour.

So, what do you think of the Volkswagen Beetle Dune coming to Malaysia – the raised ride height will be just the thing to brave our potholes and occasional floods with, no?