MICHIGAN, U.S. - As part of its plans to shift the company's production focus on electric automobiles, Volkswagen has now announced plans to end its iconic 'Beetle' cars in 2019.
The top automaker Volkswagen has announced that it willend production of its iconic Beetle cars in 2019.
However, before it bids adieu to its famous cars, it will roll out a pair of final editions of the vehicle.
Volkswagen said that it plans to offer the two final edition models in both coupe and convertible styles.
The company said that the cars will include nods to earlier versions and be priced at $23,045 and up.
Hinrich Woebcken, chief executive of Volkswagen Group of America said in a statement that the move comes as "Volkswagen emphasizes electric autos and larger family-oriented vehicles."
Woebcken further added that there are no immediate plans to replace the car at the moment and indicated that there were chances to review the iconic model at some point.
He stressed, "never say never."
Woebcken added, "The loss of the Beetle after three generations, over nearly seven decades, will evoke a host of emotions from the Beetle's many devoted fans."