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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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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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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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