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Final Volkswagen ‘Beetle’ model rolls off Mexican production line

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Volkswagen launched the final edition of its iconic “Beetle” car from its Mexican factory in Puebla on Wednesday.

The bug-shaped metallic blue car rolled off the production line to rapturous applause as the last edition of a model first manufactured in the late 1930s.

Volkswagen announced last September it would end production of its iconic “Beetle” cars in 2019 after adding 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.