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Volkswagen to stop producing Beetle next year

Puebla, Mexico — Volkswagen has announced it will stop producing it’s iconic Vocho beetle next year.

The German automaker says that they will stop production of the beetle in July of 2019 at their Puebla manufacturing plant and instead, focus on larger vehicles and electric cars.

In a farewell bid to the model, Volkswagen says they will launch two last editions under the names of Final Edition SE and Final Edition SEL, a coupe and a convertible.

In a statement, Hinrich J. Woebcken, president and CEO of the automotive company said “The loss of the beetle after three generations, for almost seven decades, will evoke a lot of emotion from the Beetle fanatics,” adding “There are no immediate plans to replace it.”

The first model, known as VW Type 1, was designed by Ferdinand Porsche on behalf of Adolf Hitler and was considered one of the best-selling cars of all time with 21 million units.