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Volkswagen Beetle production ends; final unit rolls off the production line

July 13, 2019, 02:45 PM IST by Aditya Nadkarni
Volkswagen Beetle production ends; final unit rolls off the production line

- The last Beetle was a Coupe variant finished in a shade of Stonewashed Blue

- Final unit of the Beetle will be displayed at the Volkswagen Museum in Puebla

Volkswagen ended the production of the Beetle as the last unit rolled off the production line at the company’s plant in Puebla, Mexico. The final car produced was a Stonewashed Blue coupe variant that will remain on display at Volkswagen’s local museum in Puebla.

After its celebration, the final Beetle will be displayed at Volkswagen’s museum in the city of Puebla, Mexico. The last cars built for the U.S., a pair of Kings Red vehicles with custom dashes, keys and quilted seats, will join Volkswagen of America’s collection of historic vehicles.

Introduced originally to America as the Type 1 in 1938, Volkswagen sold nearly five million Beetles in the United States. The model recorded worldwide sales of 21.5 million units. In 1998, the second generation Beetle was introduced, which sold more than 1.2 million units up to 2010. In 2011, the third generation of Beetle went on sale and more than 5 lakh units have been built since.

Speaking on the occasion, Scott Keogh, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, said, “It’s impossible to imagine where Volkswagen would be without the Beetle. From its first import in 1949 to today’s retro-inspired design, it has showcased our company’s ability to fit round pegs into square holes of the automotive industry. While its time has come, the role it has played in the evolution of our brand will be forever cherished.”

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