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Volkswagen to end iconic ‘Beetle’ cars in 2019

Volkswagen announced Thursday that it would end production of its iconic “Beetle” cars in 2019 following a pair of final editions of the insect-inspired vehicles.

The move comes as Volkswagen emphasizes electric autos and larger family-oriented vehicles, said Hinrich Woebcken, chief executive of Volkswagen Group of America. But Woebcken opened the door to reviving the model at some point, saying “never say never.”

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