Volkswagen is ending production of the Beetle, again. In Mexico, again. In 2003, after making more than 21 million units of the original rear-engine Type I Beetle, VW finally discontinued the first-generation people's car, which was then being assembled at Volkswagen de Mexico's factory in Puebla. Now, 16 years and two generations of the Golf-based front-wheel drive New Beetle later, Volkswagen is ending that retro run so it can clear up some capacity to build a compact SUV for the North American market.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/07/10/today-marks-the-end-of-the-vw-beetle