There aren’t many people who can say that they haven’t been behind the wheel of a Volkswagen Beetle or enjoyed a leisurely drive in the passenger’s seat.
The Beetle has been hailed the longest-running and most-manufactured car of any single platform. It all began back in Germany in 1938. The concept and function of the Beetle was to manufacture a car that was geared towards everyday people, hence the name Volkswagen (People’s Car in German). Ferdinand Porsche, the lead engineer was asked to create a vehicle that was simple, inexpensive and could be mass produced. Over the years there were many changes made however its iconic look remained the same. That is until 1998, when Volkswagen decided to launch the “New Beetle”, a modernized retro version of the original. Since then, we’ve seen many different colors and options including the Cabrio, a convertible style and more recently the Dune.
Back in September, Volkswagen announced that it will officially halt global production of the infamous VW Bug, but not without a final curtain call! They will be offering two final special editions that will be available in both the coupe and convertible models.
Stay tuned for further details about when it will arrive in Canada.