• May 4, 2010
2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Final Edition - Click above for high-res image gallery

If you've got your eyes set on buying a Volkswagen New Beetle before it beeps its way off into the sunset, well... first of all, you've got us baffled. Secondly, this could be your last chance for the current-generation model before it ceases production. This according to the latest reports attributed to the German automaker's Australian arm.

The reports would ostensibly make sense, since previous ones indicated that Volkswagen was preparing to introduce a thorough revision of the quirky retro-mobile. Not to mention the end-of-the-line Final Edition which VW unveiled at the LA Auto Show last year. Tipped to place less emphasis on the cutesy factor and more on, you know... the car part, we're expecting to see the new New Beetle later this year, ahead of an anticipated market introduction early in 2011.



[Source: Volkswagen]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      As I've in pretty much every post on the New Beetle. I don't know why everyone comes down so hard on them. I've owned 6 since 98. And still drive a 99 daily and just bought a 2010 Final Edition for my VW collection, which includes a 59 Beetle and 72 Super Beetle.
      nutcracker9
      • 4 Years Ago
      The problem is that no matter what they do it's still a volkswagon. and as one of their old commercials started out...."It's not a car,..."
      • 4 Years Ago
      Maybe this should be the good riddance edition?

      But seriously, are they still calling in the New Beetle?
      • 4 Years Ago
      So can you guys now give us back the "old" Beetle?
        • 4 Years Ago
        No worries, there will probably be a beetle-reskin kit for the tata nano when it hits the states.

        chris
        • 4 Years Ago
        I still have mine, got it about 5 years ago, still running strong since 1964. So much fun.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Thank goodness. At the rate it was going I thought it would have the production life of the original.
        • 4 Years Ago
        pretty much, one of vw's better sellers and unchanged for over a decade. i don't understand
      • 4 Years Ago
      New Beetle is no where near an iconic vehicle. The old beetle obviously is but the new one is no where near as popular as the new one or it would not have been cancelled.
      jody
      • 4 Years Ago
      VW beetles were hot in the 60's & early 70's. Todays beetles are crap for nitwits.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The New new beetle prototype looks more like the old Porsche 356 models of the 1950s.
      How about calling it "Beatle" now.
      • 4 Years Ago
      New Beetles still outsell Golfs in the US? That's depressing.
        • 4 Years Ago
        2,828 > 2,492... so no.

        But, only shifting a few hundred more units, kinda crazy. crazier still? vw's selling 35% less beetles than bmw is minis... how is the OLD OLD beetle selling that well?
      • 4 Years Ago
      A gay friend of mine test drove a new beetle convertible last year, when he came back he told me the car was gayer then he was. lol
      Merrilee Saathoff
      • 4 Years Ago
      LOVE my '01 Turbo Diesel Beetle....still going strong with over 240,000 miles! And at 40 mpg....better than a lot of newer cars foreign or domestic!
      • 4 Years Ago
      11 years and they still couldnt get all the bugs and gremlins outta the car !! lets pray the newest version aint so riddled with electrical gremlins !
        • 4 Years Ago
        lol, you're silly. it's an ancient platform, thus the same problems persist which have been conquered in the current, two generations newer, platform which underpins the new golf variants.
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