The new VW Beetle is no more. Volkswagen announces end of production of the iconic car as the last one rolls off the factory line in Puebla, Mexico. The last car is actually denim blue coupe. This car is going directly to the VW museum in Puebla.
The “new Beetle” or second generation of the Beetle started production in 1998. This generation ended in 2010. The current and the last generation of car went 2011 – 2019. A total of 1.7 million new Beetle have been sold between 1998 and 2019, according to Volkswagen.
In total, approximately 21.5 million have been sold worldwide. This car is truly an automotive legend that is instantaneously recognized around the world.
Many automakers are discountinuing their car production for the United States. Here is a look at the Top 10 most important cars will no longer be made for the U.S.
If you feel nostalgic, here is a fun drag we did with our Super Beetle and a Suzuki Samurai. The Beetle has always been a relatively simple design. A very useful car in a very small package.
Will the Beetle return again, perhaps as an all-electric car? We do not know this for sure, but it may be very possible if cars like the specialty-built I.D. Buggy become a reality.