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VW Beetle gets special colors for latest farewell  Automotive News

The latest Final Edition of the iconic Volkswagen Beetle will have special colors, badging and wheels as the bug drives into the sunset next year, just as it did 15 ...

Automotive News
Volkswagen Beetle cruise takes toys to refugees  9News.com KUSA

No matter their job, no matter their upbringing, everyone gathering at Tynan's Volkswagen on Saturday night share a love for their car - the iconic Beetle.

9News.com KUSA
Half-century-old VW Beetle found and fixed up  Fox News

Talk about an extended warranty. (VW). When Kathleen Brooks bought her new Volkswagen Beetle in 1966 and nicknamed it Annie, she never could've ...

Fox News
Say Goodbye To VW Beetle In This Nürburgring Bug Invasion  Motor1.com

This video compilation of Type I VW Beetles at the track tugs at our heartstrings, and reminds us that loving cars isn't simply about speed or power.

Herbie Fully Unloaded: VW Exec on Why the Iconic Beetle Was Cut From Production  TheStreet.com

A Volkswagen executive breaks down why the company is starting production of a new VW Bus, cutting production of the Beetle and what he expects from the ...

2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition First Review  Kelley Blue Book

Final Edition comes in two unique colors, with special badging, unique wheels Convertible or coupe, with a 2.0-liter engine and 6-speed automatic transmission ...

Kelley Blue Book
VW unveils Beetle Final Edition | News  DW (English)

The latest and final version of the Volkswagen Beetle has been unveiled at the LA Auto Show. VW is preparing to turn its focus towards a future of mass-market ...

DW (English)
Here's an Old Volkswagen Beetle with a Power-to-Weight Ratio Close to That of a Ferrari 458 Italia  Jalopnik

Earlier this year, I went to the Airhead Parts Treffen, basically an excuse to gather up as many old air-cooled Volkswagens as possible and drive them around.

Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition Bids Farewell To An Icon  CarBuzz

It's the end of an era. After 70 years, the Volkswagen Beetle is finally finishing production, and there are no plans to revive it in the future. Love it or hate it, the ...

Production ends in 2019  Top Speed

After eight years on the market in this generation and 22 years since the nameplate was revived in europe and north america the volkswagen beetle is (...)

Top Speed
Oldest known production VW Beetle has been restored  Yahoo News

When Ondrej Brom purchased an old Volkswagen Beetle rotting underneath a tree, he had no idea it was the oldest surviving production example.

Yahoo News
Live, love, bug: VW factory-restored woman's 51-year-old daily-driver Beetle - Autoblog  Autoblog

Nicknamed Annie, the bug has been owned by one woman and driven more than 350000 miles in its life.

VW Beetle makes final curtain call  Reuters.com

The final Volkswagen Beetle model is one of the highlights of this year's LA Auto Show. Pascale Davies reports.

2019 VW Beetle Final Edition driving review  Autoblog

We drive the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition, the last hurrah for the retro compact hatchback. It's still a solid car, but it's one that doesn't fit the current car ...

Volkswagen Restores Original-Owner 1967 Beetle With 350,000 Miles for Free  The Drive

Volkswagen fully restored Kathleen Brooks' 1967 Beetle after she had spent decades commuting in it, racking up a massive amount of miles and continuing to ...

The Drive
Classic cars: Last Volkswagen Beetle takes centre stage at LA Auto Show  PerthNow

It's the finale for one of the car industry's most recognisable names and it has taken centre stage at this year's LA Auto Show.

1969 Volkswagen Beetle – promo  Waterbury Republican American

1969 Volkswagen Beetle - promo. Ed Pannoni of Watertown owns a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle. He had some qualms about buying it nine years ago, but has ...

Waterbury Republican American
The bug's life: a brief history of the Volkswagen Beetle  ABS-CBN News

Though the Volkswagen Beetle has now come to symbolize many great things—from practicality, simplicity, to a free spirit—the original idea behind the vehicle ...

Ford was offered Volkswagen for free after WWII — and passed  Detroit Free Press

Henry Ford II passed up the opportunity to get Volkswagen for nothing. After World War II, the victors divided Germany into pieces, and the British found ...

Detroit Free Press
Miles to go: Volkswagen restores Cardiff resident's trusty Beetle  CBS 8 San Diego

Two years ago Cardiff resident Kathleen Brooks took a ride in the Zevely Zone. Kathleen, back then, asked Jeff if he wanted to meet the love of her life - a 1967 ...

CBS 8 San Diego
1967 VW Beetle Restored to Original Glory  AUTO Connected Car News

Kathleen Brooks bought her first Beetle in December 1966 in Riverside, Calif.—a red 1967 model she quickly named "Annie." Ever since, Annie has been ...

AUTO Connected Car News
71-Year Old Woman's Beetle Restored After 51 Years And 350000 Miles  CarBuzz

The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the most iconic cars of all time, so we were a bit surprised when the company announced it would end production with a Final ...

VW honors 51-year Beetle driver with 'labor of love' restoration  The ClassicCars.com Journal

After buying her car in December 1966, owner put on more than 350000 miles before it was brought back to better-than-new condition - by Bob Golfen - last ...

The ClassicCars.com Journal
The compact VW New Beetle  Daily Monitor

Volkswagen brought back the retro-inspired New Beetle for the 1999 model year.

Daily Monitor
A Toaster on Wheels to Deliver Groceries? Self-Driving Tech Tests Practical Uses  The New York Times

With driverless passenger services slow to become realities, the autonomous industry is casting about for ways to profitably use its technology.

The New York Times
I Love Everything About This VW Bug Built for Overland Adventures  Jalopnik

This thing probably weighs about 3000 pounds” says overland VW Bug builder Jamie Wiseman. That's over 1000 pounds porkier than a standard 1967 Beetle, ...

Volkswagen Bids Farewell to Iconic Beetle, Hello to Future  Cheddar

Derrick Hatami, the executive vice president of sales and marketing at Volkswagen, told Cheddar's Tamara Warren at the L.A. Auto Show about the retiring of the ...

Life-Size Bumblebee Transforms From Camaro To Beetle In LA  Carscoops

Despite dismal reviews and convoluted plots, the Transformers franchise doesn't show any signs of slowing down. The latest film in the long-running series is an ...

Guild Wars 2 race event's grand prize is a Volkswagen Beetle  AltChar

MMORPGs are not exactly the pinnacle of eSports, but ArenaNet have been pushing boundaries since 2006. Now, their flagship title, Guild Wars 2, will offer a ...

Bitten by the Bug  Independent.ie

"Our 1971 1300 VW Beetle has been in the family since my father and I rescued it from along the banks of the Royal Canal," says Colm Jennings. "And from the ...

Ford and Volkswagen explore a partnership, but deny there's a merger  Herald & Review

Henry Ford II passed up the opportunity to get Volkswagen for nothing.

Herald & Review
This 1967 VW Beetle has been transformed into a hot rod  AutoClassics

It looks like a 1940s American hot rod but there's really a Volkswagen Beetle hiding underneath – this 'Opera Coupe' is a surefire head-turner.

Bitten by electric Bug: It started with a 1964 VW Beetle EV conversion  The Driven

At the recent Australian Electric Vehicle Association exhibition in Brisbane you could barely miss it; in-between the glamorous Jaguar I-Pace and a Tesla Model ...

The Driven
This VW Beetle is the best gift for a tiny petrolhead this Christmas  AutoClassics

This little Volkswagen Beetle is a fully functional miniature car from the 1980s, powered by a 5bhp petrol engine and capable of 20mph.

Volkswagen to Electrify Classic Dune Buggy  Ward's Auto

Volkswagen plans to resurrect the classic Meyers Manx dune buggy as a modern-day electric car.

Ward's Auto
Fun revival: Electric dune buggy could join VW ID line  Green Car Reports

What's old is new, and what's new is old. As if a Volkswagen revival of the classic Microbus—complete with a cargo-van version—weren't enough, the company ...

Green Car Reports
Electric Volkswagen dune buggy is under 'active consideration' says a source familiar with plans  Daily Mail

An anonymous source with knowledge of the company said the dune buggy concept is currently under construction and is expected to be unveiled at the ...

Daily Mail
Luxury Lineage: A Brief History of the Volkswagen Beetle  Forbes

After 80 years, the long and winding road is coming to the end for the Beetle. Volkswagen announced this week that it will end production of the iconic car in ...

Dui Arrest After Vw Bug Crashes Through Fence  SFGate

PETALUMA (BCN) A Santa Rosa woman was arrested early this morning on suspicion of drunken driving after crashing a Volkswagen Beetle through a fence ...

Volkswagen Says Goodbye to Beetle, Hello to Zero-Emissions Van  Cheddar

Volkswagen is saying goodbye to its iconic Beetle, but gearing up to launch an all-new zero-emissions panel van. Derrick Hatami, executive vice president of ...

Volkswagen CEO: Trump 'has a point,' so we may make cars at Ford plants  USA TODAY

Volkswagen Group is in talks with Ford Motor Co. to potentially make some VW vehicles at Ford plants in the U.S., CEO Herbert DIess said.

Volkswagen completely overhauls cancer survivor's beloved Beetle 'Annie' that she bought in 1966  Daily Mail

Volkswagen decided to give back to a breast cancer survivor and Beetle enthusiast from California by dedicating a team of 60 workers to restore her beloved ...

Daily Mail
Volkswagen to kill the Beetle in 2019 as car sales plunge  USA TODAY

Volkswagen confirmed Thursday that it will end production of the Beetle in 2019 about 70 years after the car first hit the U.S..

There's Someone in South Africa Daily Driving a Crazy Rare Volkswagen Prototype Like It's No Big Deal  Jalopnik

One of my favorite categories of not just cars, but objects in the known universe are little-known old Volkswagen prototypes. That's why I'm always so delighted ...

VW To Sell The 'Final Edition' Of The Beetle And End Production In 2019  Forbes

Volkswagen announced that the Beetle will definitely go out of production in 2019, and will sell 'Final Edition' versions of the car this model year.

A love affair with the Beetle  Waterbury Republican American

Ed Pannoni of Watertown, Conn. has owned at 1969 Volkswagen Beetle for nine years. He traces his interest in VWs back to 2005 when his then-young son got ...

Waterbury Republican American
The VW Beetle is dead: Again. Here are 5 other resurrected cars that suffered the same fate  CNBC

Occasionally, car companies bring back old nameplates in the hope of stoking nostalgia and giving an old name a *fresh* new look. But it doesn't always work out.

Volkswagen Beetle not driven since 1964 on sale for $1,000,000  Fox News

If you'd like to know the going rate for traveling back in time, it's $1000000.

Fox News
ArenaNet Giving Away a Custom-Wrapped Volkswagen Beetle to Celebrate Guild Wars 2 Event  MMORPG.com

In celebration of Roller Beetle Racing, ArenaNet will be giving away a "custom-wrapped roller beetle 'Type RBR' car as a grand prize". All that is required is for ...

For Sale: 1964 Volkswagen Beetle. Price: $1 Million. (It's 'The Most Important and Iconic Car of All Time')  Inc.

The VW Beetle broke every rule. Here's why it's so iconic--and why you should at least check out this $1 million one.

Take a Look With Me at a Very Rare Volkswagen Type 3 Notchback  Jalopnik

Yes, we have even more bits of video from that air-cooled Volkswagen gathering I joined this summer, so get ready for more radiator-free goodness. Today I ...

'Bumblebee' movie review: Hailee Steinfeld shines in endearing 'Transformers' spinoff  Lincoln Journal Star

"Bumblebee," a spinoff from the "Transformers" franchise, is a more endearing movie than it has a right to be, thanks to its two leads. One is Hailee Steinfeld as ...

Lincoln Journal Star
VW to show ID. Lounge & e-beach buggy in Shanghai  www.electrive.com

VW will be present its next electric vehicle based on the MEB platform at the Shanghai Auto Show in April 2019. The ID. Lounge will share the booth with a ...

2018 Ford EcoSport SE vs. 2018 Hyundai Kona SE vs. 2018 Nissan Kicks SR: Little Vehicles, Big World  Motor Trend

Middle-class parents have been asking their “car guy” friends the same question for decades: What car do I buy my newly minted, freshly scrubbed, hormonally ...

Motor Trend
VW Beetle production will end in 2019  Automotive News

With more and more Americans gravitating to light trucks, Volkswagen will end production of the venerable Beetle in 2019, closing another chapter for one of the ...

Automotive News
'Bumblebee': Hailee Steinfeld Got a Surprise Birthday Party at Premiere  Hollywood Reporter

At the premiere of Paramount's 'Bumblebee,' Hailee Steinfeld discussed her 'Edge of Seventeen' reunion, writing an '80s song for the 'Transformers' blockbuster ...

Hollywood Reporter
This 23-Mile 1964 Volkswagen Beetle Barn Find Is Selling for a Cool $1 Million  The Drive

A like-new Volkswagen 1964 VW Beetle is on the market and will only cost you $1 million.

The Drive
Here's what we learned driving Volkswagen's I.D. electric car  Top Gear

Could this really be as big a deal as the Beetle and Golf? We drive the I.D.. Paul Horrell. 16 Dec 2018. Facebook · Twitter · Google+ · WhatsApp · Mailto · Copy ...

Top Gear
2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition – A Well-Dressed Bug  Car and Driver

For its last model year, the Volkswagen Beetle can be had as a Final Edition, which features specific interior trim and features.

Car and Driver
Cops: Man stole car — with 3-year-old, dog inside — from Coweta gas station  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A car theft Sunday night became much more urgent when a Coweta County 911 operator found out a 3-year-old girl and her puppy were in the vehicle, ...

Atlanta Journal Constitution
A Volkswagen Beetle's Summer of '69  The Wall Street Journal

In the year of Neil Armstrong and Woodstock, Cherrill Meyer went to VW's headquarters in Germany to pick up her bug for an epic road trip through Europe.

The Wall Street Journal
1964 VW Beetle Sells For One Million Dollars For Good Reasons  Motor1.com

The Volkswagen Beetle is an icon of automotive history. With that said, how much are you willing to pay for an original Beetle?

This 23-Mile 1964 Volkswagen Beetle Is for Sale at $1,000,000  Car and Driver

The Volkswagen Beetle, seen in a certain light, could be called the most important and iconic car of all time. With over 21 million Beetles produced from 1938 to ...

Car and Driver
Someone is asking US$1 million for this VW Beetle  Driving

An incredibly original Volkswagen Beetle that recently surfaced after being in storage since basically new in 1964 is up for sale on Hemmings, with an asking ...

Volkswagen Beetle to be discontinued? Maybe not yet  USA TODAY

Despite reports that the Volkswagen Beetle is about to meet its demise, the German automaker has no plans to discontinue the car in the U.S., VW said.

Volkswagen To Kill The Legendary Beetle  Forbes Now

Volkswagen AG plans to phase out the legendary Beetle.

Forbes Now
Volkswagen of America to end Beetle production in 2019  CNBC

Volkswagen said on Thursday it would stop producing its Beetle compact car globally in 2019, ending a model that looked backward to the 1960s ...

2019 VW Beetle Final Edition first drive review: Bye-bye, Bug  CNET

Saying goodbye to the Volkswagen Beetle by testing the Final Edition model in Mexico.

2018 Volkswagen Golf SE Manual Review: All the Car You Need?  TFLcar.com

We review the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SE in a manual to see why the Golf is VWs best-selling car ever made. Selling over 30 million units.

VW Squashes The Bug: 5 Fun Facts As Beetle Production Ends  Patch.com

VW Squashes The Bug: Beetle Production To End - Across America, US - The quirky Volkswagen Beetle was the car to have in its heydey, but the Bug barely ...

I Don't Believe the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition Will Be Final Because It's the Ninth Time VW's Said That  Jalopnik

I just got back from Puebla, Mexico, where Volkswagen told me, with some gravity, that a storied line of cars come to an end with the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle.

The final, for sure, 2019 Volkswagen Beetle (well, maybe)  Pocono Record

Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced last week that it will end production of the iconic Beetle in 2019. To celebrate the Beetle's rich heritage, two special ...

Pocono Record
The Next VW Beetle Might Be an Electric Four-Door  RoadandTrack.com

Rumor has it that a new Beetle is coming in 2022, riding on VW's new electric car platform and likely gaining a set of rear doors.

Report: Johnson City woman crashed twice with infant, fled Kingsport police  Johnson City Press (subscription)

KINGSPORT — A Johnson City woman was arrested after striking another vehicle at a red light, fleeing police, then crashing into a pole at Holston Valley ...

Johnson City Press (subscription)
2018 VW Beetle is a classic vehicle with modern twists  The Oakland Press

The Beetle is a resilient little bug … and yes, I'm talking about the 2-door hatchback car legend first introduced in the U.S. in 1949.

The Oakland Press
2018 Volkswagen Beetle Review: You Won't Be Missed  Forbes Now

It's time. There doesn't appear to be a replacement in the works for the Volkswagen Beetle. The revival has had a 20-year run, an echo of the original's two ...

Forbes Now
Volkswagen is moving on from the Beetle. Here are some options to fill the void.  Philly.com

Volkswagen Beetle lovers — Mr. Driver's Seat among them — groaned collectively when Volkswagen announced last month that 2019 would be the last year of ...

11 facts about 'The Love Bug' and his Alabama driver  AL.com

On Dec. 24, 1968, Disney's "The Love Bug" made its film debut. The movie about a Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own became one of Disney's most ...

Read About Restoring the Oldest Production Volkswagen Beetle in This Intensely Detailed Book  Jalopnik

It's possible that the Volkswagen Beetle has one of the most complicated and often disturbing origin stories of any car, which is why there's often so much ...

2018 Volkswagen Beetle is in its last model year, but retro-style cars aren't going away  autoweek.com

The Beetle is on its way out, as Volkswagen stated earlier this month, likely clearing way for a raft of new electric models that could see an EV version of the car ...

Farewell Bug: Volkswagen Shutting Down Production on the VW Beetle  Fortune

Volkswagen plans to end production on the VW Beetle, its most iconic model.

Salem man killed in two-vehicle crash on Highway 22 near Cordon Road  Statesman Journal

An 80-year-old Salem man was killed Monday after being rear-ended on Highway 22 near Cordon Road.

Statesman Journal
Final Beetle Volkswagen  PR Web

From the start of its existence, the Volkswagen Beetle has stood out from the crowd with its unique design. To end the run of the iconic Beetle, Volkswagen has ...

PR Web
Rodgers, Hill have fun restoring VW  Daily Mountain Eagle

SUMITON – Kassey Rodgers, 22, of Sumiton is into cars. When you walk in the garage at her house, you see hand tools scattered around. The smell of motor oil ...

Daily Mountain Eagle
Bumblebee may be the best Transformers movie, but does that mean it’s any good?  The A.V. Club

Was the first live-action Transformers movie really long enough ago to qualify for its own nostalgia revisitation? Granted, it's been 11 years and five movies since ...

The A.V. Club
The next-gen Volkswagen Beetle will morph into an electric four-door vehicle  Digital Trends

Volkswagen will succeed the current Beetle with a completely new all-electric model with a total of four doors, as an addition to the company's future lineup of ...

Digital Trends
Volkswagen Beetle Dune Exits On The High Road  WFYI

Volkswagen has no plans to replace the current-generation Beetle when it expires in the next couple of years. After three generations, and a re-birth that began ...

VW Beetle could resurface as pure EV, report states  CNET

And it could even be rear-wheel drive! Purists, rejoice... sort of.

Oxnard's fight against vehicle theft nets two more arrests  Ventura County Star

The Oxnard Police Department arrested two more suspects Saturday night as it beefs up stolen vehicle enforcement efforts.

Ventura County Star
VW Beetle's Swan Song Might Be A Hybrid  Motor1.com

A filing suggests that the VW Beetle might get a hybrid powertrain because a revised instrument panel shows a new charge gauge as part of the tachometer.

2018 Volkswagen Beetle Test | Review | Car and Driver  Car and Driver

The Volkswagen Beetle welcomes a new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine for 2018. Read more and see images at Car and Driver.

Car and Driver
Americans want SUVs such as Toyota's RAV4, Honda's Pilot and VW's Atlas  USA TODAY

American car preferences have shifted to SUVs and crossovers, and Honda, Toyota, Volkswagen are rushing to introduce new ones.

VW Beetle Coast: Here's what you need to know about this Volkswagen special edition  autoweek.com

What is it: The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle continues the company's long line of cars for the people. The new “Coast” trim is the second in the lineup, above the S ...

Inside the auto shop that only restores Volkswagen Beetles  CBS News

The Volkswagen Beetle's long ride is about to come to an end. In March, VW announced it's planning to end production of the iconic model. That won't change ...

CBS News
Junkyard Treasure: 1968 Volkswagen Beetle  autoweek.com

Until about a decade ago, I would see so many air-cooled Volkswagens in the high-inventory-turnover wrecking yards I frequent that I wouldn't pay any attention ...

The VW Beetle Might Not Be Dead After All  ThomasNet News

After recently axing it from the lineup, VW is already talking about re-imagining the Beetle.

ThomasNet News
Have you seen this Bug? Help track down this Frua-bodied Volkswagen Beetle, get concours tickets  autoweek.com

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is simple: Help the good people at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance find a Volkswagen Beetle. Simple ...

$1 million buys this 1964 Volkswagen Beetle - Autoblog  Autoblog

There's a black VW Beetle for sale in Portland, Oregon, with the asking price of a cool million.

Factory new 1964 VW Beetle for sale for $1 million  Motor Authority

This car is a time-capsule. In 1964, Rudy Zvarich purchased a Volkswagen Beetle from the Gilbert and Seibel dealership in Vancouver, Washington. The plan ...

Motor Authority
The 50 most valuable Volkswagen Beetles ever sold  New Atlas

The Volkswagen Beetle continues to defy the laws of economics, becoming one of the hottest collector car investments at the same time as being the most ...

New Atlas

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Volkswagen Beetle WebSites

The Volkswagen Beetle—officially the Volkswagen Type 1, informally in German the Käfer (literally "beetle"), in parts of the English-speaking world the Bug, and known by many other nicknames in other languages—is a two-door, rear-engine economy car, intended for up to four or five passengers, that was manufactured and marketed by German automaker Volkswagen (VW) from 1938 until 2003.
The Volkswagen Beetle (also sold as the Volkswagen Coccinelle, Volkswagen Maggiolino, Volkswagen Fusca in some countries) is a compact car manufactured and marketed by Volkswagen introduced in 2011 for the 2012 model year, as the successor to the New Beetle launched in 1997. It features a lower profile while retaining an overall shape recalling the original Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle.
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While Volkswagen has announced—for a second time—that it's going to cease production on the Beetle, people are still singing the praises of the quirky little car. Here are 10 not-so-small ...
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Volkswagen Beetle Wiki

The Volkswagen Beetle—officially the Volkswagen Type 1, informally in German the Käfer (literally "beetle"), in parts of the English-speaking world the Bug, and known by many other nicknames in other languages—is a two-door, rear-engine economy car, intended for up to four or five passengers, that was manufactured and marketed by German automaker Volkswagen (VW) from 1938 until 2003.The need for a people's car (Volkswagen in German), its concept and its functional objectives were formulated by the leader of Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, who wanted a cheap, simple car to be mass-produced for his country's new road network. Lead engineer Ferdinand Porsche and his team took until 1938 to finalise the design. The influence on Porsche's design of other contemporary cars, such as the Tatra V570, and the work of Josef Ganz remains a subject of dispute. The result was the first Volkswagen, and one of the first rear-engined cars since the Brass Era. With 21,529,464 produced, the Beetle is the longest-running and most-manufactured car of a single platform ever made.Although designed in the 1930s, the Beetle was only produced in significant numbers starting from 1945 (civilian production had been put on hold during the Second World War), when the model was internally designated the Volkswagen Type 1, and marketed simply as the Volkswagen (or "People's Car"). Later models were designated Volkswagen 1200, 1300, 1500, 1302, or 1303, the former three indicating engine displacement, the latter two derived from the type number. The model became widely known in its home country as the Käfer (German for "beetle", cognate with English chafer) and was later marketed under that name in Germany, and as the Volkswagen in other countries. For example, in France it was known as the Coccinelle (French for ladybug).The original 25 hp Beetle was designed for a top speed around 100 km/h (62 mph), which would be a viable speed on the Reichsautobahn system. As Autobahn speeds increased in the postwar years, its output was boosted to 36, then 40 hp, the configuration that lasted through 1966 and became the "classic" Volkswagen motor. The Beetle ultimately gave rise to variants, including the Karmann Ghia, Type 2, and external coach builders. The Beetle marked a significant trend, led by Volkswagen, Fiat, and Renault, whereby the rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout increased from 2.6 percent of continental Western Europe's car production in 1946 to 26.6 percent in 1956. Over time a trend towards front-wheel drive would come to dominate the European small-car market. In 1974, Volkswagen's own front-wheel drive Golf model succeeded the Beetle. In 1994, Volkswagen unveiled the Concept One, a "retro"-themed concept car with a resemblance to the original Beetle, and in 1998 introduced the "New Beetle", built on the contemporary Golf platform with styling recalling the original Type 1. It remained in production through 2010, and was succeeded in 2011 by the more aggressively styled Beetle (A5), which was also more reminiscent of the original Beetle.In the 1999 Car of the Century competition, to determine the world's most influential car in the 20th century, the Type 1 came fourth, after the Ford Model T, the Mini, and the Citroën DS.