VW to stop making iconic Beetle next summer

DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen says it will stop making its iconic Beetle in July of next year.

Volkswagen of America on Thursday announced the end of production of the third-generation Beetle by introducing two final special editions.

The Beetle was developed in Nazi Germany in 1938 and came to the U.S. 11 years later. It sold for about 30 years before production ceased.

The company revived it in 1998 and revamped it for the 2012 model year in an effort to help it attract more male buyers.

The car got a flatter roof, less bulbous shape, a bigger trunk and a navigation system.

Volkswagen of America didn’t rule out bringing the bug back in the future but says it has no plans at this time.

adwpadmin

adwpadmin

More News

STORMTRACKER 18 WEATHER
Osseo
61°
Menomonie
61°
Chetek
58°
Durand
64°
Ladysmith
59°
Neillsville
59°
Rice Lake
58°
New Richmond
58°
Black River Falls
62°
Medford
56°
River Falls
Duluth
55°
Green Bay
63°
La Crosse
66°
Madison
63°
Milwaukee
68°
Twin Cities
61°
ALERT: Severe weather possible this afternoon and evening

ALERT: Severe weather possible this afternoon and evening

NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has placed the Eau Claire area and a large portion of the region in an "enhanced"

Connect With WQOW
Top Stories

UPDATE: 4 from Loyal, including 3 kids, killed in Apostle Island kayak incident

Sheriff Michael Brennan said Erik Fryman, 39, and his kids 3, 6 and 9-years-old died. The mom, Cari Mews, 29,

NEW: Missing Mondovi man found dead Wednesday afternoon

According to Mondovi Police Chief Colin Severson, the department is looking or Nathan D. Kummer who was reported missing by

UPDATE: Gas leak contained in Boyd

Boyd's fire chief told News 18 crews were digging up a leaking water line at Double D's Saloon and workers

Sex offender faces new charges in Eau Claire

A convicted sex offender living in Eau Claire is charged with two counts of first degree sexual assault of a

UPDATE: Middleton shooter was employee of business where he opened fire

The Middlelton Police department sent a phone message to residents about an active shooter.

Scroll to top
Skip to content