Bye Bye VW Beetle! Final Edition Bids Farewells To An Iconic Nameplate

The Volkswagen Beetle won’t be around for much longer and the German manufacturer has decided to celebrate the iconic car with the release of the Final Edition at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2018.

The Beetle Final Edition, available in hardtop and Cabriolet guises, will be sold exclusively in the United States and feature a number of styling tweaks to distinguish them from less models. Inspiration for the Final Edition has been taken from the 2003 Beetle Última Edición (Last Edition) which was introduced as a send-off the Beetle of the time.

Customers of the 2019 Beetle Final Edition will be able to opt between two unique colors of Safari Uni and Stonewashed Blue for the exterior paint, both of which pay tribute to the Beetle Última Edición. For those that don’t want to make such a statement, the car is also available in Pure White, Deep Black Pearl, and Platinum Grey. Exterior modifications are rounded off with body-color mirrors, 17-inch wheels, and a sunroof for the coupe.

Swing open one of the two doors and you’ll find cloth and leatherette seats as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Volkswagen has also fitted stainless steel pedals, ambient lighting, and an automatic climate control system. There’s also a 6.3-inch Composition Media infotainment system, gloss black trim, and keyless entry to enjoy.

Those wanting a little more can step up into the Beetle Final Edition SEL. This trim level adds Bi-Xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, and LED taillights. It also has 18-inch wheels, diamond-stitched leather seats, and a Discover Media infotainment system with GPS.

All Final Edition models utilize a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 174 hp and 184 lb-ft (249 Nm) of torque mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Prices for the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition SE coupe start at $23,045 while the Cabriolet starts from $27,295. Base prices increase to $25,995 and $29,995 respectively for the Final Edition SEL coupe and Cabriolet.

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  • Mr. EP9

    It’ll be back in a few years as an EV.

  • Six_Tymes

    Next gen will be an EV, as we all know. This final edition looks and sounds spot on spec wise. Can’t expect anymore than this, great job VW!

  • nastinupe

    It will be an EV, but still won’t sell well because every other car will be an EV by then. Should have been an EV 3 years ago.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    One of the most original models by VW, together with Scirocco and EOS. All which have been sent to car’s heaven because VW customers are really eager to buy anonymous boxy cars.

  • Sybill Julian

    sad to see this. my father first car was 1961 volkswagen beetle. Somehow I want to buy the new one but its price is too high, around $70,000 here. Same price as brand new f30 330i

    • Jørn-tommy Skjellnes

      where do u live? 70k dollar for a bettle sounds alot, even i norway there the cars are wery expensive it doesnt cost 70k dollar.

      • Sybill Julian

        South east asia. Where our wages standards are the lowest and cars price are highest.

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