The 21st Century Beetle Arrives
The icon receives more performance and even more fuel economy. Right out of VW?s PR mill we have the release this morning of the all-new Beetle. When the first Beetle rolled off the production line in 1938 and sold across the German landscape, it was called simply the Volkswagen ? ?the people?s car? ? but its distinctive shape inspired nicknames across the globe: Beetle, K?fer, Vocho, Coccinelle, Fusca, Maggiolino or ! In total, 21.5 million cars were sold. Even in my own family?s drive there was a 1962 VW Beetle and it was used for every day transportation.