Volkswagen released the last Beetle in history

Volkswagen released the last Beetle in history

July 12, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Volkswagen finally stopped the release of the legendary model Beetle – the last instance of the Beetle in history went off the line of an enterprise in the Mexican state of Puebla. Now the plant’s production facilities will be refitted to assemble a new compact crossover.

Volkswagen Beetle was produced since 1938. For more than 80 years in the world, more than 20 million Beetle were sold. At the enterprise in Puebla, the production of the model started in 1955 and has continued unabated until now.

Now the plant will begin preparations for the production of a compact SUV, which is likely to be called Tarek. He will separate the components and assemblies with the Tharu model, which in turn is a converted version of the Skoda Karoq.

Volkswagen Tharu was announced in the autumn of 2017, when the then head of the Volkswagen brand, Herbert Diss (now heading the VW concern), promised to release a “people’s crossover”. So far, the Germans have shown a version for the Chinese market, which is offered with a 1.2-liter gasoline engine with a capacity of 116 liters. with., as well as with a 150-hp unit with a working capacity of 1.4 liters and a two-liter unit, issuing 190 рз.