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Volkswagen taking final orders on current generation New Beetle

Volkswagen hailed the launch of the current generation New Beetle as something along the lines of the second coming, hoping that the retro-inspired compact would garner the same huge sales as the original Beetle cult car.

Sadly, at lest for the company, the high price coupled with lackluster marketing made the New Beetle a flop. Thanks to new rumors though, it seems that the next generation (new new beetle) will actually try to be a proper compact car, in order to rival stiff opposition like the Mini Cooper or Fiat 500.

Still, if you’re set on owning a current New Beetle, you’d better get one soon, as Volkswagen will cease production in the near future, making them only a collector’s item. If you’re lucky, you can even get one of the Final Edition New Beetles, which were paraded through the 2009 LA Auto Show.

If you do have some common sense though, it’s best to wait until the end of the year when the new New Beetle will be presented to the public.

Source: Volkswagen via Autoblog

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