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Published on December 8th, 2018 | by DJ Luos


Volkswagen showcases the final model of the beloved Beetle at Drive-In Event in Hollywood, CA

When was the last time you went to the drive-in movie? Volkswagen brought it back with their annual Drive-In Event in Hollywood, CA., while screening Herbie Fully Loaded, and showcasing the final model of the beloved Beetle. Surprise celebrity guests Beverley Mitchell, Venessa Hudgens, and Olesya Rulin were in attendance at the family fun event for all ages.

The 2019 model year will be the end of the iconic Volkswagen Beetle. VW says that it will be focusing on family-oriented vehicles going forward, and the Beetle does not meet that goal. The 2019 VW Beetle will have a special Final Edition model in its SE and SEL trims as a send-off. The VW Beetle will be no more after the 2019 model year. For the Final Edition offerings, the Beetle will look back to its last “final hurrah” in 2003 when it was temporarily discontinued in the “Ultima Edicion.” Those models were available in beige and light blue, and for 2019, the Final Edition Beetles will also be available in Safari Uni (beige) and Stonewashed Blue (as seen in the 2016 Beetle Denim). Unlike the previous Ultimas, however, the Final Edition models will also be available in other Beetle colors.

Volkswagen Drive-In Event Photo Credit: DJ LUOS

Setting apart the Beetle Final Edition models will be special badging, replacing the “Turbo” on the deck lid with “Beetle,” unique wheels (17- or 18-inch), a “Beetle” clip on the steering wheel, stainless steel pedal caps, and interior color matching the exterior color choice. The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle, no matter the model, will be powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, turbocharged to produce 174 horsepower (130 kW). Most standard equipment for the Beetle series will be included, along with upgrades for the Final Edition models to include driver-assistance technologies and safety systems.

Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition 2019 Photo Credit: DJ LUOS


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