How is the 2021 VW Beetle?

Serena Aburahma
Dec 4, 2021 · 4 min read
There are few car brands on the road that are more instantly recognizable than the Volkswagen Beetle. Fans of the vehicle may be wondering if there is going to be a 2021 VW Beetle, and unfortunately, they are going to have to keep waiting. VW has not produced a new Beetle model since 2019, but VW fans can still look forward to cars from the company like an electric Atlas SUV.
According to Driving, the final VW Beetle model of this generation was the 2019 Beetle. This article is from Canada, but the 2019 Beetle was also the final model worldwide.
Blue VW Beetle parked outside of a house with palm trees next to it
Even though the VW Beetle was discontinued by the manufacturer, it rides on in our hearts.

Why is there not a 2021 VW Beetle?

In 2018, Volkswagen announced that the 2019 model year would be the final year of the current generation of VW Beetle. Production of the 2019 Beetle stopped in July 2019. For now, the VW Beetle is a discontinued car that many want to see resurrected, but there is no word on the future of the cars.
By ending production with the 2019 VW Beetle, Volkswagen marked an end to the iconic vehicle's third generation. This generation was known as the Beetle (A5), and it replaced the previous generation, the New Beetle. The A5 was in production from 2011 to 2019, and it saw widespread acclaim for its design, which resembled original Volkswagen Beetles.
The third generation of Beetles replaced the second generation, which was produced from 1997 to 2011. 

Specs of the final VW Beetle

With the final VW Beetle, the car brand needed to leave on a high note. In many ways, though, for better or worse, it didn't change much compared to previous model years. 
In terms of power, the 2019 VW Beetle has a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine that puts out 174 horsepower. As for fuel efficiency, the 2019 Beetle gets 33 miles per gallon on the highway and 26 in the city. This is considered a fairly poor number compared to other small cars on the market.
As for additional features, this final production model features a backup camera and blind-spot monitoring to make driving safer and more convenient. The 2019 Beetle was also noted for having an intuitive infotainment system that easily connects to phones.
Drivers who are interested in owning this iconic vehicle from its final model year can expect to pay about $23,184 to $33,148 for a Beetle today.

Exciting special edition VW Beetles

Because the VW Beetle is such a stylish car, it has gotten several special editions over the years. These have either enhanced some of its features or given it an even cooler look. One of the first was the 2012 VW Beetle Black Turbo, which had a supercharged engine, rear spoiler, and slick black paint scheme.
You might not think of the VW Beetle as an outdoorsy car, but VW looked to change that in 2016 with the launch of the Beetle Dune. This vehicle did not have four-wheel drive, but it did have improved suspension for more rugged driving.
The final special edition offered came from the 2019 model and was appropriately titled the Final Edition. This edition was offered as a coupe and convertible and included two color schemes that paid tribute to The Beetle's history.
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