Bye Bye Bug! Volkswagen announces it's the end of the road for the Beetle

It's the end of the road for one of the most iconic motor cars ever to come off the production line.

Volkswagen has announced its latest version of the Beetle, nicknamed 'the Bug' will also be the last.

A limited run of the ‘Beetle Final Edition’ will be sold online in Mexico.

Motoring journalist Lance Branquinho explains why VW has decided to drive the Beetle into extinction.

The customer has changed significantly over the 80 years the Beetle's been in production.

Lance Branquinho, Journalist - Cars.co.za

Now the Beetle competes with a lot of those small cars in the VW portfolio - the Golf, the Polo...

Lance Branquinho, Journalist - Cars.co.za

It's a two-door car, not a four-door - so for some people with kids and the like, it's a bit of an effort.

Lance Branquinho, Journalist - Cars.co.za

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