The Rise And Fall Of The Volkswagen Beetle

In its 81-year run, the Beetle sold over 23 million units. In 2019 the final Beetle rolled off the line in Puebla, Mexico. After eight decades, has the Volkswagen Beetle finally hit the end of the road?
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The Rise And Fall Of The Volkswagen Beetle


  1. Mike Castellon

    Mike Castellonپیش روز

    Do one on the rise and fall of business insider

  2. gerrie janssen

    gerrie janssenپیش روز

    Pls remember that the original design of the VW Beatle came from the Hungarian (and Juwish) engineer Josef Ganz!

  3. Mozaffar Ahmed1965

    Mozaffar Ahmed1965پیش 2 روز

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="145">2:25</a> how could anyone do this to a cute car.

  4. Tony Yero

    Tony Yeroپیش 7 روز

    My all time favorite car and brand! VW

  5. guloguloguy

    guloguloguyپیش 10 روز


  6. Pablo Aguirre

    Pablo Aguirreپیش 10 روز

    Make a suv/electric beetle

  7. Farrukh Athar

    Farrukh Atharپیش 11 روز


  8. 2 Stroke

    2 Strokeپیش 13 روز

    Small cars do not sell anymore because they look like garbage. Just try something like in the old days with an new engine

  9. Queen Elsa of Arendelle

    Queen Elsa of Arendelleپیش 14 روز

    I once rode in Emma's yellow driving machine. Sad that VW had to retire it.

  10. kim jong un

    kim jong unپیش 14 روز

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="318">5:18</a> A wild herd of beetles flood the streets of Mexico City. Circa, 1995

  11. Southwestern Airline

    Southwestern Airlineپیش 14 روز

    VW's The Last Mile ad's description says that the Beetle has been around for 70 years (1949-2019). What if the ad says the Beetle has been around for 70 years (1939-2009, minus 10 years)? That was an ad mistake, VW should haven't wrote the number "70" instead of "80". If that mistake happens again, then the Beetle would start production in the year 1949 (10 or 11 years later). That's not a mistake (i apologize), they actually mean that the Beetle start production in the US for 70 years.

  12. Seer Stone

    Seer Stoneپیش 15 روز

    Ted Bundy, drove a Beetle, because it was perfect for long range trolling for victims!


    RAI MOIZ VLOGSپیش 15 روز

    Here in Pakistan this car was called foxy

  14. Just John

    Just Johnپیش 15 روز

    It's so ugly I want it

  15. Kevin Negronleon

    Kevin Negronleonپیش 15 روز

    Why they totally ignore the fact that Ted Bundy used to drive one?

  16. Kevin Negronleon

    Kevin Negronleonپیش 15 روز

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="61">1:01</a> ...and the corolla is for the world 😎

  17. Javier Ramirez

    Javier Ramirezپیش 16 روز


  18. Alberto Bettio

    Alberto Bettioپیش 16 روز

    Real Beetle ended its life in 2003, the new beetle from 1998 to 2019 has nothing to see with old one.

  19. Allen Loser

    Allen Loserپیش 18 روز

    The video should have stopped with the end of production of the air-cooled Beetle. New Beetle is a different car entirely. As noted in the video, it is a Golf with a different body. The engine is in the wrong end. Getting into the diesel emission scandal is unrelated to the air-cooled Beetle.

  20. Rebel13

    Rebel13پیش 18 روز

    The Commie hippie car has NAZI origins, just classic...

  21. Allen Loser

    Allen Loserپیش 18 روز

    Durability of an air-cooled Beetle is exaggerated. Usually the engine needed to be rebuilt after 80,000 miles. An offsetting factor is that a shade tree mechanic did not need to be a machinist to rebuild the engine. The cylinders were unbolted, pistons removed and replaced with new cylinders and pistons which had been matched for size. No reboring cylinders and selection of the correct oversized pistons was needed.

  22. Rocky Atlantis

    Rocky Atlantisپیش 18 روز

    Ted Bundy Drove a Beetle and he was a Psychopath like Hitler!!

  23. Roddy Dykes

    Roddy Dykesپیش 18 روز

    You know it’s gonna be a good video when the first image shown is a Swastika

  24. Big Smoke

    Big Smokeپیش 18 روز


  25. Kayoss0427

    Kayoss0427پیش 18 روز

    I went to school with a girl who drove a beetle. She had a big screw on the back of it to make it look like a toy car lol

  26. Kurlzz _

    Kurlzz _پیش 18 روز

    The Honda Civic is the volkswagon beetle of today



    Original + modern looks Modern engine and Size of an SUV 👍

  28. Fernando Antunes Amaral

    Fernando Antunes Amaralپیش 19 روز

    bad idea from hitler, just folowing the capitalists in usa that imposed the individual transport just to sell their product, the car.. killingg all the colectiv transportation that was much more ecological and effient

  29. Ronnie Mckelvy

    Ronnie Mckelvyپیش 19 روز

    Wife owns new beetle I like the baby 🚘 car😃

  30. Francis Javier

    Francis Javierپیش 19 روز

    german invented - Hamburger, aspirin , jeans , kindergarten , diesel , gasoline car , autobahn, m416, cologne scent , bike ,printer .grims brother book like snow white, hanzel and gretyl,etc more..

  31. Ciao Vinnie

    Ciao Vinnieپیش 19 روز

    Come to Southern California ...there are several thousand VW Beetles and Vans still on the road

  32. Magic

    Magicپیش 20 روز

    No Fall. As iconic as ever.

  33. Jacob Chrisawn

    Jacob Chrisawnپیش 20 روز

    Noooooooooo more bugs more love them more now VW now

  34. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shacklefordپیش 20 روز

    Yeah the Beetle was boss back in the 1960s and 70s.

  35. Gamer Blue

    Gamer Blueپیش 20 روز

    volkswagen the beatles

  36. Anton Pepo

    Anton Pepoپیش 20 روز

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="77">1:17</a> Hitler never drove a beetle because he didn't have a driver license. Fun fact: The German word for driver license is "Führer-schein" (verbatim "leader's license") which gives you the permission to "lead" (=drive) a car. So if Hitler didn't have a "leader's license" how could he become a leader (Führer)?! German bureaucrats should have stopped him.

  37. Dick Whistles

    Dick Whistlesپیش 20 روز

    Ugh! Another one!?! Just stop!

  38. Oscar Korlowsky

    Oscar Korlowskyپیش 20 روز

    My dad's first car was a beetle he was 21, 22 when my grandfa gave it to him as a gift because my dad told my grandfa he wanted a motorcycle instead my grand bought him a beetle 😂,that was in the late 60's early 70's, and tbh I want a beetle too

  39. Vieri David Cruz Cáceres

    Vieri David Cruz Cáceresپیش 20 روز


  40. JonatasAdoM

    JonatasAdoMپیش 20 روز

    Oh the irony, a car envisioned by Hitler, being used by hippies!

  41. JonatasAdoM

    JonatasAdoMپیش 20 روز

    The beetle was the Android during the Apple car era.

  42. JonatasAdoM

    JonatasAdoMپیش 20 روز

    "It was a good thing at time time" It is!

  43. Larry Woodruff

    Larry Woodruffپیش 20 روز

    69 Woodstock bugs are now worth a small fortune, the hipeyes favorite ride.

  44. José Rodrigo

    José Rodrigoپیش 20 روز

    I remember like 10 years ago here in Mexico beetles were everywhere, then dissapeared

  45. rutniktrainer

    rutniktrainerپیش 20 روز

    We used to buy old ones in the 1970s for under $50. I was just a kid we drove them in cow feilds

  46. Radio Broadland

    Radio Broadlandپیش 20 روز

    Why do Americans insist on mispronouncing 'Adolf' as 'A-Dolf'? This isn't an English language vs American 'English' thing, it's simply that's not the way his name is pronounced!

  47. Alan Zamora

    Alan Zamoraپیش 20 روز

    The very best car ever built_ air cooled : no water pump or radiator or hoses or thermostat or surveillance electronic expensive junk of nowadays plastic cars.............................

  48. Robin Jacobs

    Robin Jacobsپیش 21 روز

    The one and only time I've ever rode in a beetle was decades ago. I was in my early 20's and hitched a ride back to town. It was terrifying! The nose of the car was so short, and the hood so slopping that from where I sat, there appeared to be NOTHING out in front. Looking out the window you saw, just the pavement speeding past! At 60 M.P.H. ! I felt so scared that I've NEVER accepted another ride in a Beetle again! And, I'm now nearly 70. NO THANKS.

  49. Jackson Brown

    Jackson Brownپیش 21 روز

    Because it was a basic car, cheap and customizable. Now they’re costing 30-40K that’s not what the Beetle stood for. Beetle owners don’t want a rolling electronics store or home office in the environment.

  50. Alex H

    Alex Hپیش 21 روز


  51. Tibbers

    Tibbersپیش 21 روز

    Punch buggy!

  52. Jaycee Rich Empuerto

    Jaycee Rich Empuertoپیش 21 روز

    I have one grandparent that still use a red one of this car. They had that car like older than me (17)..

  53. gaming room

    gaming roomپیش 21 روز

    You can still see Beetle's riding around cities here in Brazil. Actually, a lot of them!

  54. lucky chucky

    lucky chuckyپیش 21 روز

    My first beetle I bought it used cost me $300 it was easy to it was easy to fix I had it painted I got more compliments on that car than I did in any other car I ever owned Volkswagen made a big mistake the newer ones have a motor in the front not the same car I love that car I miss it

  55. Steph 3Sport

    Steph 3Sportپیش 21 روز

    Production stopped???? How will we identify lesbians?

  56. Samuel pyke

    Samuel pykeپیش 21 روز

    SUV beetle

  57. cjjaxxon

    cjjaxxonپیش 21 روز

    What made me like the Beetle was this African man who rented an apartment above us back in the mid to late 1970s. I'd see him take off high speed in that car without letting it warm up. Lol.

  58. ChaoticPizza

    ChaoticPizzaپیش 21 روز

    Is it bad that I nearly cried when I saw the commercial on New Year’s Eve saying they were replacing it because I was sad that I’d now never be able to own my own little bumblebee

  59. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stantonپیش 21 روز

    `Dark origins` . Non stop propaganda. Makes you wonder.

  60. Chuck Biscuits

    Chuck Biscuitsپیش 21 روز

    more pressingly, does VW itself have a future? Its inability to compete with Tesla on most EV metrics has some analysts believing it will never be able to catch up

  61. ItchyPit

    ItchyPitپیش 21 روز

    i get ptsd from these cars, punch buggy was scary

  62. tbwpiper

    tbwpiperپیش 21 روز

    Oh good...excesses of capitalism versus the bare nuts and bolts of socialism....national socialism, that is. And now what does Volkswagen make? High priced those who enjoy the excesses of capitalism.

  63. Per Thomas

    Per Thomasپیش 21 روز

    Rise and fall? VW Beetle never fell! Today it`s hotter than ever!

  64. Trypheana Young

    Trypheana Youngپیش 21 روز

    I still want one!

  65. Greg Menego

    Greg Menegoپیش 22 روز

    No such thing as a Nazi....for shit sake! Allied invention.

  66. LibertyAndJustice91

    LibertyAndJustice91پیش 22 روز

    The styling on the newer ones was just too girly for my taste. The old one is charming, has that utilitarian feel of function over form which made it unique even though it was just a noisy tin can with wheels whereas the newer ones were just bastardized rip offs entirely focused on the form to an absolute fault, they reminded me of those early 2000 see through colored Mac computers where the old one was like a beat up old Commodore 64, it won't run fast and it's not that pretty but you don't care because it's just awesome.

  67. Teckzus Feralupus

    Teckzus Feralupusپیش 22 روز

    In Brazil, the beetle is still pretty popular, specially in low income places. We call it "Fusca", a kind of mutation of the word "Wolkswagen".

  68. Tamas Marcuis

    Tamas Marcuisپیش 22 روز

    Except it's the Czechoslovakian car the Tatra 97.

  69. Wischi

    Wischiپیش 22 روز

    There should be a video about the Volkswagen Golf, as a huge successor of the beetle in 1974

  70. Raymond Ross

    Raymond Rossپیش 22 روز

    I guess Ralph Nader's involvement does't matter to this document. You lost-- research!

  71. Jayson Anderson

    Jayson Andersonپیش 22 روز

    Ah yes, Bumblebee and cliffjumper

  72. I'm a chicken LOL

    I'm a chicken LOLپیش 22 روز


  73. rowan jaeger

    rowan jaegerپیش 22 روز

    I’ve had two air cooled type ones Now I have gti Excellent Cars

  74. Crystal Falcon

    Crystal Falconپیش 22 روز


  75. Brian C-137

    Brian C-137پیش 22 روز

    I was in Brasil in the 80s. They were everywhere!

  76. jeebs621

    jeebs621پیش 22 روز

    They’ll probably bring back the beetle and make it electric Also make the beetle RSI again

  77. 11C1P

    11C1Pپیش 22 روز

    I guess Jason T. forgot about the autobahn, the Sturmgewehr among others.

  78. mike vonkleist

    mike vonkleistپیش 22 روز

    My first job as a professional mechanic was rebuilding these cars. Elegantly simple in design and function. Anybody could fix one. Though dirty running and oil leakers, lots of fun to work on.

  79. The Beanz Griffins

    The Beanz Griffinsپیش 22 روز

    There hasn't been a beetle produced since mid 1970s forget about that what you call it that showed up in the early 2000s

  80. Abel Valdez

    Abel Valdezپیش 22 روز

    I remember my first memories as a young child in a Volkswagen Beatle sitting in my car seat seeing my Dads huge Afro from the back lol it was such a tiny cool car. Then my dad switched to Toyota lol oh and modern Volkswagen are endless money pits they should of made Beatle SUV with Toyota reliability then I’d buy one!