Volkswagen to end iconic ‘Beetle’ cars in 2019

Volkswagen to end iconic ‘Beetle’ cars in 2019


Volkswagen announced Thursday that it would end production of its iconic “Beetle” cars in 2019 following a pair of final editions of the insect-inspired vehicles.

The move comes as Volkswagen emphasizes electric autos and larger family-oriented vehicles, said Hinrich Woebcken, chief executive of Volkswagen Group of America. But Woebcken opened the door to reviving the model at some point, saying “never say never.”

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