final special edition (badged Ultima Edicion), that more significantly marks final production
of the air-cooled Beetle, was unveiled on Thursday 10th July, 2003 at
a presentation at the Volkswagen plant where it is built in Puebla, east
of Mexico City. VW Mexico will make only 3000 of the last edition which
brings together aspects of the car's 70 year history.
edition comes in either Aquarius Blue or Harvest Moon Beige, 1.6 engine, whitewall tires, a CD player with four speakers plus chrome bumpers,
trim, hub caps and exterior mirrors, Wolfsburg symbol on bonnet above
handle, chrome glove box badge, colour coded wheels, tinted glass, rear parcel shelf, VW Ultima Edicion plaque.
At 84,000 pesos,
it costs about $1,300 more than the typical old-style Beetle. Final
production of all Beetles ended in Puebla on 30th July, 2003 after 70
years of production worldwide. Some also produced in a light Metallic Blue.