It’s official folks, our classic VW beetle buggy has reached extinction with its last car rolling out of the assembly line on Wednesday, in Puebla, Mexico.
On Wednesday, Beetle had a big farewell bash as it was the last of 1.7 million “New Beetles” produced by VW in Mexico. The send-off ended a seven decade lineage of manufacturing our beloved Beetle bug.
The era had ended for a car that had conquered the hearts of the people with its special design and quality.
-Steffen Reiche; VW Mexico CEO
While the production of VW Beetle has been seized, Volkswagen’s Puebla workers will continue producing Jetta and Golf, along with focusing on electric and larger family vehicles of the United States. Scott Keogh, the president and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America commented,
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.
The Beetle’s internet fam had a virtual farewell for their beloved car as well. #byebyeBeetle was trending on Twitter.
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
Good bye Beetle you will be missed (here’s mine) pic.twitter.com/y1CqiwOY4A— JDMJames88 🍒 (@JDMJames88) July 11, 2019
Bye, bye Beetle 😢: Last Volkswagen Beetle will roll off assembly line in Puebla, Mexico tomorrow. I had a couple of 1968 #VWBug models, one I turned into a Baja Bug just out of high school. Great memories! #VW #Bughttps://t.co/ilPUPRev61 pic.twitter.com/458nvE4Yw7— Techno Man (@RussCurtis) July 9, 2019
Bye Love Bug!— 10 daily (@10Daily) July 11, 2019
The last VW Beetle has rolled off the production line. pic.twitter.com/RKpaJQiuwe
We might have said goodbye to our favourite beetle bug but it’ll always stay in our hearts, for generations to come.