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The Beetle runs out of road


Volkswagen is halting production of the last version of its Beetle model this week at its plant in Puebla, Mexico. It’s the end of the road for a vehicle that has symbolized many things over a history spanning the eight decades since 1938.

Conceived in the midst of Germany’s darkest hours, it would remain for the Nazis a never-realized prestige project. Rather it became a symbol of Germany’s postwar economic renaissance and rising middle-class prosperity. From there, an example of globalization, sold and recognized all over the world, including Bangladesh.

  • The Beetle runs out of road

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