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News Volkswagen Is Killing Off the Beetle

15:06  11 march  2018
15:06  11 march  2018 Source:   roadandtrack.com

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Volkswagen Is Killing Off the Beetle . VW confirmed today at the Geneva Motor Show it will not have a replacement for the current Beetle once it goes out of production. By Brian Silvestro.

VW confirmed today at the Geneva Motor Show it will not have a replacement for the current Beetle once it goes out of production.

VW confirmed today at the Geneva Motor Show it will not have a replacement for the current Beetle once it goes out of production.: Volkswagen Is Killing Off the Beetle© Volkswagen Volkswagen Is Killing Off the Beetle

Frank Welsch, R&D boss for Volkswagen, confirmed today at the Geneva Motor Show there will be no replacement for the current Beetle in the company's lineup. The retro-inspired slot will instead be occupied by VW's all-electric microbus, the I.D. Buzz.

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Currently, Volkswagen offers the Beetle as a coupe or convertible, as well as a special "Dune" edition. According to previous rumors, production could end as soon as this year, while arrival for the production version of the I.D. Buzz isn't expected until 2022.

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Picture me, age 23. I'm shopping around for my first Adult car. While on the Volkswagen lot, surveying sensible Jettas and Passats, a round, enticing shape catches my eye: the Beetle . Should I? Do I dare? I'm tempted. It's just so freaking cute! And fun! I run my hand along its rotund.

However, the rebrand of the Volkswagen Beetle didn’t increase the sales of this Volkswagen ride which is enough reason why Volkswagen would never bring back the Beetle car.

The new Beetle has been in production since 1997, with a new generation arriving in 2011. Before that was the classic Beetle, a rear-engine, air-cooled two-door considered to be the one of most important cars of the 20th century.

There's no word on whether Volkswagen will bring back the Beetle in the future, but considering it's done it once before, we don't see why it couldn't happen again, should the market demand it.

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