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I am a Graduate of 1980s... | Posted 14 Sep, 2018 |

Is it true that Volkswagen to end iconic ‘Beetle’ cars ?

Sikandar khan

Engineer at KW Group | |Updated 14 Sep, 2018

All good things end with time, and it seems like the iconic Beetle is also nearing its end, as the reports suggest. 


The car whose conception has its roots in Nazi Germany, would end its production next July in its Mexico plant, after the production of celebratory models. 


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It was Hitler, who wanted a "people's car", which would be cheap, and practical. After World War II, however, the production fell when the German industries were invaded by Allied Forces. 


Overtime, the demand for Beetle has seen a dip, and according to  Hinrich Woebcken, chief executive of Volkswagen Group of America, Volkwagon would rather now focus on family and electric cars, the demand of which is rising, especially in the USA. 


Woebcken says, "The loss of the Beetle after three generations, over nearly seven decades, will evoke a host of emotions from the Beetle's many devoted fans." (Source: BBC) 


The Beetle was most popular in 1940s and 50s, when German roads were flooding with this iconic car. In 1970's, it achieved international fame with a feature in a Disney Movie as Herbie. 


The end of the production of such a beloved car is really a heartbeark, fans however can expect its resurrection.