Bye Bye, Beetle — 2019 Volkswagen will be the last made

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After 2019, the Volkswagen Beetle will be no more in America.

According to the Volksdwagen Group of America, the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle will be the last production year of the iconic hump shaped car, exactly seven decades after it first came to the United States in 1949.

But the Beetle will be getting a year-long sendoff, beginning with special Beetle Final Edition models for 2019 and continuing over the next several months.

“As we move to being a full-line, family-focused automaker in the U.S. and ramp up our electrification strategy with the MEB platform, there are no immediate plans to replace it,” said Hinrich J. Woebcken, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Before next July, Volkswagen will have several events to mark the heritage and history of its original model, which will be shared under the hashtag #byebyeBeetle.

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