VW sells the beetle's "Final Edition" and ends production in 2019

VW sells the beetle's "Final Edition" and ends production in 2019

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The VW Beetle Final Editions. The German company finishes the production of the legendary model.vw.com

Volkswagen AG was built on the Beetle Type 1. In the mid-1990s, when business in the US was forgotten, a "New Beetle" was created as an auto-show exercise. Even the prospect of a beetle reducer was enough to drive new customers to dealers in the US, and many bought Jettas and Passats while they waited for the arrival of a fresh beetle.

But now VW sets the sun on its third Beetle next year and heralds "The Final Edition" for sale in this model year.

Volkswagen of America has today confirmed that the production of the legendary Beetle will be discontinued in 2019. To celebrate Beetle's rich heritage, two special models will be added to the last year's lineup – Final Edition SE and Final Edition SEL.

"The loss of the beetle after three generations, in nearly seven decades, will evoke a wealth of emotions from the many fans of the Beetle," said Hinrich J. Woebcken, President and CEO of the Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. "How We Move As Full-line supplier and family-oriented automaker in the US and to accelerate our electrification strategy with the MEB platform, there are no plans to replace it, but as we did with the ID BUZZ – this is the modern and practical interpretation of the legendary bus – I would also say: "Never say never." We look forward to celebrating one year with a series of "One of the True Icons of the Automotive World" events that will lead to the end of production in Puebla in July 2019. "

The "New Beetle" rescued the VW ham in the 1990s in the US, but sales declined quickly after an initial surge.Wikipedia

The current Beetle is a big improvement over the "New Beetle", which was introduced in 1997 as a # 98 model. It was sold until 2011, compared to the original that was sold between 1938 to 2003 in some global markets. The current Beetle was introduced in 2011 as a model 2012. Far less tubercular, designers changed the tread and roof line to make it leaner, a little more aggressive and a little closer to the original, and a bit more geared toward male buyers.

The current Beetle is being built in Puebla. Mexico, next to the Jetta sedan.

VW Technical Director Frank Welsch said at this year's Geneva Motor Show that this generation of Beetles would be the last. The company confirmed that this will be the last model year.

Beetle sales in the US declined from 22,667 in 2015 to 15,156 in 2015 and 43,134 in 2013.

Volkswagen is trying to get out of its "diesel gate" scandal that has damaged the company's reputation worldwide. VW was caught installing shutdown devices on its diesel engines to pass these emission tests even though they would not meet the standard in practice. The demise of the slow-selling Beetle is part of a broader strategy to go forward and emphasize modern design and electric powertrains.

There is a study this week in Germany with VW shareholders trying to get the satisfaction for the lost value of "Dieselgate", claiming the VW top officials to keep the knowledge of the shutdown devices a secret.

Since the 1990s, the German VW management is in conflict with the beetle. The Germans do not like to look back. And the bug is associated with the worst history of the country and the company.

The original Beetle was the car with which Volkswagen AG was built after the Second World War.David Kiley

In the 1930s, Ferdinand Porsche designed the original Beetle according to a plan with Adolf Hitler to develop a vehicle that would be affordable for the German working class. It was the model T. of the NSDAP. Porsche had the design in work before joining Hitler, but the leader was his bank for the project.

Some beetles were built before World War II, but production was soon replaced by military vehicles based on the beetle's platform. After the war, Volkswagen was restarted and a family of vehicles was developed from the original car – the Microbus, the Squareback wagon, the Karmann Ghia, The Thing. But in the late 1970s, emission and safety regulations and the Germans' desire to move away from the old-fashioned design ended the production and sale of Beetle, except that they were built in Mexico to develop markets in Central and South America, where emissions and safety standards prevailed left the rest of the world.

But Volkswagen does not deviate from its nostalgia. As the company pursues an aggressive course to bring electric vehicles to market, it will launch an EV Reduction of the Microbus in 2022. [Check out a video of the new Microbus here] The original Microbus, the unofficial symbol of hippie culture and rebellion of the 1960s, finally went out of production in Brazil in 2013. It will come back as a fully-modern EV and play a key role in the VW strategy of putting "Dieselgate" behind it.

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The VW Beetle Final Editions. The German company finishes the production of the legendary model.vw.com

Volkswagen AG was built on the Beetle Type 1. In the mid-1990s, when business in the US was forgotten, a "New Beetle" was created as an auto-show exercise. Even the prospect of a beetle reducer was enough to drive new customers to dealers in the US, and many bought Jettas and Passats while they waited for the arrival of a fresh beetle.

But now VW sets the sun on its third Beetle next year and heralds "The Final Edition" for sale in this model year.

Volkswagen of America has today confirmed that the production of the legendary Beetle will be discontinued in 2019. To celebrate Beetle's rich heritage, two special models will be added to the last year's lineup – Final Edition SE and Final Edition SEL.

"The loss of the beetle after three generations, in nearly seven decades, will evoke a wealth of emotions from the many fans of the Beetle," said Hinrich J. Woebcken, President and CEO of the Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. "How We Move As Full-line supplier and family-oriented automaker in the US and to accelerate our electrification strategy with the MEB platform, there are no plans to replace it, but as we did with the ID BUZZ – this is the modern and practical interpretation of the legendary bus – I would also say: "Never say never." We look forward to celebrating one year with a series of "One of the True Icons of the Automotive World" events that will lead to the end of production in Puebla in July 2019. "

The "New Beetle" rescued the VW ham in the 1990s in the US, but sales declined quickly after an initial surge.Wikipedia

The current Beetle is a big improvement over the "New Beetle", which was introduced in 1997 as a # 98 model. It was sold until 2011, compared to the original that was sold between 1938 to 2003 in some global markets. The current Beetle was introduced in 2011 as a model 2012. Far less tubercular, designers changed the tread and the roofline to make it slimmer, a little more aggressive, a little closer to the original, and a bit more geared toward male buyers.

The current Beetle is being built in Puebla. Mexico, next to the Jetta sedan.

VW Technical Director Frank Welsch said at this year's Geneva Motor Show that this generation of Beetles would be the last. The company confirmed that this will be the last model year.

Beetle sales in the US declined from 22,667 in 2015 to 15,156 in 2015 and 43,134 in 2013.

Volkswagen is trying to get out of its "diesel gate" scandal that has damaged the company's reputation worldwide. VW was caught installing shutdown devices on its diesel engines to pass these emission tests even though they would not meet the standard in practice. The demise of the slow-selling Beetle is part of a broader strategy to go forward and emphasize modern design and electric powertrains.

There is a study this week in Germany with VW shareholders trying to get the satisfaction for the lost value of "Dieselgate", claiming the VW top officials to keep the knowledge of the shutdown devices a secret.

Since the 1990s, the German VW management is in conflict with the beetle. The Germans do not like to look back. And the bug is associated with the worst history of the country and the company.

The original Beetle was the car with which Volkswagen AG was built after the Second World War.David Kiley

In the 1930s, Ferdinand Porsche designed the original Beetle according to a plan with Adolf Hitler to develop a vehicle that would be affordable for the German working class. It was the model T. of the NSDAP. Porsche had the design in work before joining Hitler, but the leader was his bank for the project.

Some beetles were built before World War II, but production was soon replaced by military vehicles based on the beetle's platform. After the war, Volkswagen was restarted and a family of vehicles was developed from the original car – the Microbus, the Squareback wagon, the Karmann Ghia, The Thing. But in the late 1970s, emission and safety regulations and the Germans' desire to move away from the old-fashioned design ended the production and sale of Beetle, except that they were built in Mexico to develop markets in Central and South America, where emissions and safety standards prevailed left the rest of the world.

But Volkswagen does not deviate from its nostalgia. As the company pursues an aggressive course to bring electric vehicles to market, it will launch an EV Reduction of the Microbus in 2022. [Check out a video of the new Microbus here] The original Microbus, the unofficial symbol of hippie culture and rebellion of the 1960s, finally went out of production in Brazil in 2013. It will come back as a fully-modern EV and play a key role in the VW strategy of putting "Dieselgate" behind it.

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