Hey guys, Volkswagen is axing the Beetle and Scirocco. Time to say goodbye

The dieselgate scandal that rocked the Volkswagen Group has taken a huge toll on the German giant. Now, after much deliberation, Volkswagen is dropping two emotionally valuable models from their lineup – the Beetle hardtop and Scirocco coupe.

Unfortunately, both models are slow-selling models. Their combined sales throughout the whole of 2016 couldn’t even match the number of Golfs the Wolfsburg-based carmaker sold in January 2017! The third-generation Beetle (A5, launched in 2011), which was based on an old platform, is losing popularity from the increasing competitive market. The only good news is the Beetle Convertible will be retained. Meanwhile, the Scirocco coupe, introduced in 2008, will most likely not be succeeded. 

Back at home, the Beetle is offered by Volkswagen Passenger Car Malaysia with a starting price of RM135,888 for the 1.2-litre turbocharged variant. Meanwhile, do check out what we think of the Beetle 1.4 TSI variant below! Besides, when was the last time you saw a slender GC Mah?

Source: Autocar UK

Travis Chang

Travis Chang

While his day job is as exciting as a certain beige saloon, he knows a thing or two about cars and motorsports. The true definition of motoring nirvana according to him is a clear and twisty tarmac surrounded with mesmerizing vistas, followed with a track list of indie tunes on the stereo. Any cars will do fine, not so for big MPVs which he loathes...
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