If a VW bug is on your wish list, you may want to consider shopping for one soon. That’s because Volkswagen will soon bid a fond farewell to the Beetle, again.
Bye Bye Beetle
Yes, it seems the Beetle has once again overstayed its welcome at the brand and it could be for real this time. We say “could” because there’s no way to really predict the future and, well, you just never know. (VW last pulled the plug on it in 2003 but brought it back in 2011.)
Word of the current model’s impending ride into the sunset comes via Volkswagen R&D chief Frank Welsch to Autocar
at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Welsch told the publication the Beetle “will not be replaced and will go out of production after its current generation”. No word on a final production date.
At one point, VW was reportedly considering an electric version
but that’s reportedly been squashed
. So it would seem VW’s aspirations when it comes to its heritage ride on the electric I.D. Buzz Microbus due in 2021.