The sun sets on the second generation New Beetle and the replacement ’21st Century’ Beetle is launched. At the 2018 Geneva Auto Salon in March VWs R&D head, Frank Welsch announced the third generation Beetle will also go out of production.
The last car, a Stonewashed Blue Last Edition coupe, was sent to Volkswagen de Mexico’s museum in Puebla on 10 July 2019 and is a tribute to the Aquarius Blue Beetle Ultima Edicions and New Beetle Final Editions that marked the end of their respective productions.
Volkswagen USA, meanwhile, will celebrate the model by keeping the last two destined for the USA. The cars, each finished in Kings Red and sporting custom dashes and keys, will join VW USA’s heritage collection