Volkswagen to stop making Beetle as of 2019

The VW Beetle has been dropped from production before and could yet make a comeback

USA consumers looking for a small Volkswagen vehicle overwhelmingly prefer the Jetta sedan, or the Tiguan compact sport utility vehicle. Perhaps it can take another in its stride.

Volkswagen plans to produce a special "Final Edition" celebration Beetle series in the car's sole factory in Mexico.

The Beetle's demise was announced in March but it was unclear at the time how long the stay of execution would last.

However, the vehicle's history goes back to the Nazi era, having first been developed by Ferdinand Porsche with support from Adolf Hitler.

No wonder that this news will strike a melancholic chord in the hearts of Beetle fans.

"I would say, "never say never", Mr Woebcken said.

The company said two special Beetle models will join the final lineup - Final Edition SE and Final Edition SEL - in the United States and would offer the driver-assistance technology.

There's no word on what will separate the Final Editions from their mainstream counterparts, but Volkswagen previously offered a Final Edition of the New Beetle.

Hundreds of flights cancelled as Super Typhoon heads for Hong Kong
Known locally as Ompong, Typhoon Mangkhut left the Philippines and moved towards Hong Kong and southern China in the evening. The deadliest storm on record in the Philippines is Super Typhoon Haiyan, which also sparked category four alerts.

White House defends Trump on Puerto Rico death toll claim
Carmen Yulín Cruz , Mayor of Puerto Rico's capital San Juan and vocal critic of Trump, tweeted her dismay at his latest offensive. The fake news media, like CNN , have attacked President Trump for disputing the "scientists" who came up with the 3,000 number.

Mark Lawrenson reveals his prediction for Chelsea FC v Cardiff
Cardiff have yet to win a game this term, drawing two and losing two, but he feels that it will not be easy against the Welsh side.

The result attracted mainly female buyers. First, the vehicle was simply called Volkswagen.

Sales of Beetles dramatically fell from the more than 420,000 units sold at the peak of their popularity in the late 1960s.

Its fame was solidified with Walt Disney's 1968 film "The Love Bug", which features a anthropomorphic Beetle named Herbie that makes a splash on the California racing circuit. The last of the original "bugs", as they are called, were produced in Mexico in 2003.

It was in 1938 that the Volkswagen Type 1, more commonly referred to as the Beetle, or "Käfer" in its home market of Germany, first rolled off the line. Production for the vehicle will end in 2019 and ahead of the last Beetle rolling off the assembly line VW has a special edition that is called the Final Edition.

Volkswagen will stop making the Beetle vehicle next year, ending almost seven decades of production in North America, the company has announced.

The auto first hit the U.S.in 1949.

"In this environment the business case for cars in general, and small cars in particular, becomes increasingly hard to justify, wrote Karl Brauer, executive publisher of Kelley Blue Book and Autotrader".

Related News:



Most liked

Astronauts on International Space Station showcase power of Hurricane Florence in photos
This image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst snapped some photos of his own to share on Twitter on Wednesday.

Apple 2018 Event Recap: iPhone Xs, Xs Max, Xr, Apple Watch
The Apple Watch and iPhone may be two distinctly different pieces of hardware, but one can't exist without the other. If you're looking to buy outright, you can head over to Apple's online store to secure yours.

Turkey reinforces military in Syria's Idlib after ceasefire call fails
Turkey has appealed for a cease-fire in Idlib, which straddles its borders and is home to more than 3 million people. Turkey also maintains a troop presence - hundreds of soldiers deployed at 12 observation posts in Idlib.

Hurricane Florence Leaves Over Half a Million in the Dark
Meanwhile, many were experiencing a complete blackout as the storm damaged infrastructure, utility poles and transmission lines. Two other people died in North Carolina's Carteret County, according to the county's emergency management services office.

Isaac back at tropical storm strength: U.S. NHC
It expects a tropical depression or weak storm to form and come ashore near Corpus Christi. "It's too early to tell", he added. Currently, the best chances for rain and wind in our area would be Sunday afternoon or Monday, according to NWS officials.

Apple A12 iPhone XS AnTuTu benchmark score is mind-blowing, crosses 360K!
They are all Live wallpapers which means you can press on the screen to watch them animate. You can grab all these wallpapers in high resolution using the following download links.

Apple Introduces $749 6.1-inch iPhone Xr
By including the same high-performance chip found in the XS, the XR has will be capable of handling even the most demanding apps. Finally, the XS features Dual Sim Dual Standby (DSDS) technology that allows people to use two phone numbers with one iPhone.

As Florence Surges Forward, Rethinking What Hurricane Preparation Looks Like
Jeff Byard of the US Federal Emergency Management Agency said it was imperative locals heed the evacuation warnings. For example, the seas off of Wilmington, North Carolina have risen 7.5 inches since 1935, according to NOAA.

Elizabeth Tulloch Cast as Lois Lane for The CW’s Crossover
See how the massive cast of characters comes together when the special starts Sunday, December 9th with The Flash at 8 p.m. The Walking Dead star Xander Berkeley is coming to Supergirl as Agent Liberty's father, according to TV Insider .

Mother and Infant Among First Reported Fatalities as Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall
Spanish moss waved in the trees as the winds picked up in Wilmington , and floating docks bounced atop swells at Morehead City. Emergency declarations were in force in Georgia, South and North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Hurricane Florence weakens slightly as it moves toward USA coast: NHC
Overall, risky storm surge is possible all the way from Edisto Beach, South Carolina , to the North Carolina/Virginia border. Florence was at last report a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 195 kilometers (121 miles) per hour.

KERRY UNDER FIRE: Trump Admin SLAMS 'SHAMEFUL' John Kerry over 'Shadow Diplomacy'
I've also seen reports that he is apparently providing, according to reports, advice to the Iranian government. "Mr. One of those meetings took place in Oslo, Norway, and another in Munich, he said.

Seahawks host linebacker Mychal Kendricks on free agent visit
The Kendricks signing is not without some concern, as just last week the linebacker pleaded guilty to charges of insider trading . According to sentencing guidelines, Kendricks faces 30 to 37 months in prison, Schefter tweeted Thursday.

Manafort to cooperate with Robert Mueller's probe of Russian election meddling
The deal requires him to cooperate "fully and truthfully" with special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation. Even after his indictment last October, though, prosecutors say he continued to commit crimes by tampering with witnesses.

This Is How to Pronounce the New iPhone Xs and Xr Correctly
The iPhone XS and XS MAX will be available in 64GB, 256GB, 512GB capacities with starting prices of $999 and $1,099, respectively. Apple Watch has become the #1 watch in the world, according to Cook, who said it has "redefined what a watch can do for you".