One of the world’s most famous cars, the Volkswagen Beetle generations included initial success to a hiatus and resurgence to the final model.
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The concept of Volkswagen was simple: the people’s car (it’s literally what Volkswagen translates to in English from German). The Beetle was the model that made the concept a reality. Not only is it one of the most recognizable vehicles of all time, but it’s also one of the Best-Selling Cars Ever. From the first day of production to the last, more than 24 million Beetle vehicles were sold worldwide.
When Volkswagen decided to eliminate the Beetle from the U.S. and Canada in 1979, the little bug was still available in other countries. Production didn’t stop entirely. So far, though, the latest 2019 retirement has stuck. There aren’t any Beetles being produced for other countries. There aren’t any Beetles being produced at all. One has to wonder if Volkswagen will really keep the Beetle retired though. With an iconic name, a recognizable shape, a little bit of nostalgia, and some new features, could the Beetle help add a little momentum to the VW electric vehicle fleet?
Whatever the form, perhaps we’ll see the Beetle again. Until then, take a look back at the Type 1, the New Beetle, and the revamped 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. From special editions to engine changes to cinematic debuts, it’s all documented below!
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