The sun sets on the second generation New Beetle and the replacement ’21st Century’ Beetle is launched.
The New Beetle era. Final production of first generation Beetles ended at Puebla, Mexico on 30th July, 2003 after 70 years of production worldwide.
A relatively quiet period for the Beetle but new generations were coming… Picture courtesy Luis Aguirre and photographer Carlos Sanz.
European production had ended but Mexico and Brazil keep the Beetle spirit alive.
Volkswagen offers its first ever Special Edition Beetles – the June, May and Pop Beetles. The Beetle outsells the Model T Ford and Editions proliferate to maximise sales. By the mid 70s the Beetle...
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