After more than eight decades of existence, Volkswagen has officially bid farewell to the iconic Beetle.
First developed in the year 1938 by Ferdinand, under the command of Adolf Hitler the vechile made history for its unique bug like design. Volkswagen also revived and restyled the car twice for its run in the US in the years 1998 and 2011.
While the car was insanely popular in the 60’s it failed in the current market. However, before the final send off the German automaker rolled the last of 1.7 million “New Beetle” off the product line in Mexico.
To bid farewell the beloved Beetle workers gathered around in Volkswagen’s Puebla factory to celebrate the heritage of the iconic compact. They wore bright yellow coats that read “Thanks Beetle” as the final edition of Beetle rolled out.
“The era had ended for a car that had conquered the hearts of the people with its special design and quality” said Steffen Reiche, VW Mexico CEO
Scott Keogh, the president and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America also said,While its time has come, the role it has played in the evolution of our brand will be forever cherished. It’s impossible to imagine where Volkswagen would be without the Beetle.
With #ByeByeBeetle trending on Twitter, Netizens joined the farewell too
End of an era. After eight decades, the last Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the assembly line today at @Volkswagen_MX’s plant in Puebla, Mexico. Video courtesy of @CamiloGuilbert #byebyebeetle @NBCNewsBusiness @NBCNews pic.twitter.com/8wpOjim2iP
— Pedro Cota (@pcota) July 10, 2019
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Good bye Beetle you will be missed (here’s mine) pic.twitter.com/y1CqiwOY4A
— JDMJames88 🍒 (@JDMJames88) July 11, 2019
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