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Volkswagen To Stop Making Beetles

The last Volkswagen Beetle built for the U.S. market has rolled off the assembly line. “It’s impossible to imagine where Volkswagen would be without the Beetle,” states Scott Keogh, president-CEO, Volkswagen Group of America. “From its first import in 1949 to today’s retro-inspired design, it has showcased our company’s ability to fit round pegs into square holes of the automotive industry.While its time has come, the role it has played in the evolution of our brand will be forever cherished.” The current Beetle was the third generation of the car, which went on sale in 2011. More than 500,000 units were built, according to WardsAuto.

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