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September 19th, 2018 by

2019 Volkswagen Beetle Last Production Year

The rumors have proved true. The 2019 model year is the last for the beloved Volkswagen Beetle. Even though the design is enough to bring a smile to anyone’s face, it simply wasn’t enough to bring the car into everyone’s driveway. The four-seat hatchback is a fun ride for single drivers, but it isn’t roomy enough for modern families nor does it provide enough cargo space for those living an active lifestyle. We’re sad to say it, but the vehicle simply didn’t hold the practical appeal of rivals. Even rivals within the VW lineup, like the Golf.

2019 VW Beetle Final Edition SE and SEL

As a farewell to the Beetle, Volkswagen is offering two specialStonewashed Blue 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible edition trims

for the model in the form of the Final Edition SE and SEL. It does not sound like unique options such as the Dune or Coast will be continued.

The Final Edition models are primarily offering style packages, as there is also a standard SE trim. The SEL trim, however, is only available in the Final Edition package. Style enhancements include unique wheels, chrome exterior accents, exclusive Stonewashed Blue or Safari Uni color options, Turbo/Beetle badging, stainless steel pedal caps and a Safari Uni dashboard. The SE trim has rhombus-patterned cloth seats with leatherette panels, while the SEL has diamond-stitched leather seats.

Across the lineup, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Traffic Alert are now standard. The Final Edition SE adds on keyless entry with push-button start, heated seats and VW App-Connect with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The Final Edition SEL has Bi-Xenon headlights, LED DRLs and taillights, built-in navigation, park distance control and Fender Premium Audio.

Are you excited to see what the VW future holds, or sad to let go of this heritage model? Share your thoughts with a comment here at the First Team Volkswagen Blog.

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