Volkswagen New Beetle squashed but not forgotten


Diapheromera femorata—a common stick bug—hides itself by mimicking a twig or branch. The caterpillars of Hemeroplanes triptolemus ward of predators by looking exactly like a young boa constrictor. And, in 1994, Volkswagen revealed another insectoid copycat: a car that looked like a Beetle, but wasn't. It was the beginning of a rebirth, but one that will likely soon end. According to several reports, VW will retire the Beetle at the end of 2018.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/04/04/volkswagen-new-beetle-squashed-but-not-forgotten