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Volkswagen of America announced the termination of production of the model Beetle (“beetle”), which became the hallmark of the company. As stated in the message of the company, production will be discontinued in 2019. At the same time will be released two new models, which will close the line — Final Edition Final Edition, SE and SEL.
As President of Volkswagen of America Hinrich Veblen, the company plans to become the automaker focused on family. Classic “bug” in this model does not fit, but farewell to “an icon of the automotive world” decided to celebrate.
The plant in Mexico will be released the final two models, each of which will be available in two versions — with a body convertible and coupe. The price for SE Final Edition will start from $ 23045, Final Edition SEL — $ 25995.
Production of the beetle started in 1938 in the Third Reich. In the USA this model came in 1949. The single sold over 21.5 million cars of this brand.
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