The production of the Volkswagen Iconic Beetle will end next year. The classic car has been on sale over last seven decades from 1938 and till date the company has retailed over 33 million units of the Volkswagen iconic Beetle globally. The Volkswagen Iconic Beetle is one of the best selling cars of the German multinational automotive company. The production of the Volkswagen Iconic Beetle will cease in the next July at the company’s Mexico plant. This is as per stated by the German manufacturer. Besides that on Thursday September 13, 2018 the manufacturer has declared to discontinue the production of Volkswagen Iconic Beetle after offering two special editions to the auto markets.
The Volkswagen Iconic Beetle was introduced back in 1938 during the Nazi era and arrived in the US markets after 11 years since then this car had become a symbol of utilitarian transportation in United States, where it was frequently used by hippies. However in the sales of the Volkswagen Iconic Beetle is fallen in recent years, especially in the key US markets. Therefore, the German company decides to discontinue its production of the Beetle and Volkswagen has no plan to revamp its classic car forthwith, but they have not confirmed about its revival sometime later. VW of America Chief Executive Hinrich Woebcken said in a statement, “I would say ‘never say never’.”
The production of the Iconic Beetle came to an end in the in 1979 and the vehicle was revamped as ‘New Beetle’ in 1998 and was mainly popular among female buyers. However, in order to make the car equally appealing to men, Volkswagen revived it again on 2012. The model introduced in 2012 had featured flatter roof, a bigger trunk and less bulbous shape. Besides that the car came equipped with navigation system. During the first year the US auto markets had retailed 29000 units, increased the sales to about five folds and after that the sales had slumped. The special editions – coupe and convertible body styles were offered in unique blue and beige colour schemes. The addition features included extra chrome, three colour ambient lighting on the interior and new wheels. Volkswagen is planning to introduce an electric version of the old Bus named as L.D.Buzz in 2022.
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