Sad news for fans of the iconic VW Beetle, the automaker has announced that 2019 will be it’s last year!
KCRA 3 continues, “Introduced in 2011, the current Beetle is only the third generation of model, based on the front-wheel drive platform of the MkVI Golf. It followed the so-called New Beetle, which was in production from 1997 to 2011.
In a statement, VW Group of America head Hinrich Woebcken reflected on the end of icon, while providing some hope for the Beetle’s possible return as an electric car.
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. As we move to being a full-line, family-focused automaker in the US and ramp up our electrification strategy with the MEB platform, there are no immediate plans to replace it. But as we have seen with the I.D. Buzz—which is the modern and practical interpretation of the legendary Bus—I would also say, ‘Never say never.'”
Would you drive an electric Beetle?