The original, air-cooled version stopped production in other markets in 2003, commemorated with the Última Edición. With the advent of electric vehicles, I bet the car will return again without a gasoline engine. Instead, customers receive the same 2. Yes, it's the end of the new Beetle. This little guy has been a near constant throughout my life -- I even raced the Baja 1000 in a stock 1969 Beetle. Weather permitting, press one button to retract the roof. Some will remember the New Beetle, the one with a compact, even more rounded shape, was introduced in 1998.
The Beetle is built in Puebla, Mexico. Inside, the Final Edition Beetles get unique upholstery. We notice you're using an ad blocker. A longer hood made it something of a combination between the New Beetle and the original one. For instance, is giving its customers a chance to choose the color of their special edition Beetles. Are you sad to see the Beetle go, or excited to see what new vehicles will be introduced? It's a really enjoyable car to drive. There's a lot of hard plastic throughout, but the main touch points feel perfectly fine.
And thanks for reading Autoblog. A six-speed automatic transmission sends power to the front wheels, and though there's a manu-matic Sport mode option, gear changes are only handled via the shift lever -- no paddles here, folks. It's been rumored the Beetle could return again someday,. This is likely my last review of a Volkswagen Beetle — mainly because the Volkswagen Beetle will be discontinued after 2019. Like the Última Edición, the Beetle Final Edition is available in two unique colors; Safari Uni Beige and Stonewashed Blue, both tributes to past Bug paint jobs. The rear Turbo badge has been supplanted by a Beetle badge on the Final Edition.
Still, there's something about the Beetle that tugs at my heartstrings. Volkswagen has announced that it will end production of its venerable Beetle in 2019 after three generations that included the original rear-engine, rear-drive air-cooled model and two successive iterations of the front-drive liquid-cooled New Beetle. Where the Beetle Convertible suffers is in cargo room. It's also worth noting that these Final Editions are available in white, black and gray if beige and blue aren't your style. These two echo the colors available on the special final editions of the 2003 classic Beetles sold in Mexico at the end of that car's production. Safety is enhanced by a rearview camera and blind spot warnings.
App-Connect features require compatible device, operating system, and mobile apps. The judgments and opinions of Roadshow's editorial team are our own and we do not accept paid editorial content. The 2003 Última Edición last edition models were only available in two colors—beige and light blue. The good news is that they don't cost any more than equivalent Beetles. If you'd be so kind as to whitelist our site, we promise to keep bringing you great content. Share your thoughts with a comment here at the. Regardless of which model drivers choose, every 2019 Beetle is powered by a turbocharged, four-cylinder, 2.
Luxuries come in the form of heated diamond-stitched leather seats, dual zone automatic climate control, rain-sensing wipers, and swipescreen for audio and navigation. Up front, the Beetle Final Edition is roomy, and my co-driver and I had plenty of space to stretch out. Volkswagen anticipates that the last Beetle will leave the production line in Summer 2019, 70 years after the Beetle first came to America. Although the Beetle did not take first place it completed the race successfully and would later go into production in 1967 in Puebla. Send comments to Casey at ; follow him on YouTube. The Final Edition doesn't drive any differently than other models of this generation, meaning it has the same light steering and taut chassis as before.
Even with the top back, wind buffeting is kept to a minimum, and I'm able to easily have a phone conversation over Bluetooth with the top down. View our of new and Volkswagen models and find your next vehicle today. The top folds back in less than 10 seconds, and can be operated at speeds up to 31 miles per hour. Final Edition models get their own special colors reminiscent of hues offered on the aforementioned Última Edición, called Safari Uni and Stonewashed Blue. The Ultima Edicion was only offered in beige or light blue, with body-color steel wheels, chrome accents and interior trim that matched the body color.
The 2020 model year will be the first year since the 1940s with no Beetle being manufactured. But, none were as elegant as the Final Edition. To meet the demands of American drivers, all Beetle Final Edition models offer driver-assistance technology. Therefore, all 2019 Volkswagen Beetles have the same fuel economy of 26 mpg city and 33 mpg highway, for a combined rating of 29 mpg. They have the same turbocharged 2. Inside, the dash is adorned with accents in Safari Uni. Meet the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition.
With the top up, the Beetle's cabin is pretty quiet -- better than what I originally expected. What You Need to Know: Performance across the Beetle model range remains constant, so the Final Edition will still be powered by a 2. It will also be available in coupe and convertible versions. Of course, the bug eye headlamps, horseshoe taillamps, bulging fenders, and gently curved beltline remain. An Bug ready to join Volkswagen's upcoming I. All information is gathered from sources that are believed to be reliable, but no assurance can be given that this information is complete and neither AutoNation, Inc. Given the car's age, it doesn't get any modern tech like adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist or anything else.