Volkswagen Beetle

Location: Puebla, Mexico

Historical Events

  • 1936-02-15 Adolf Hitler announces construction of the Volkswagen Beetle (the People's Car, aka the K√§fer/Beetle)
  • 1972-02-17 Sales of the Volkswagen Beetle model exceed those of Ford Model T
  • 1978-01-19 The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW's plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America would continue until 2003.
  • 2003-07-30 The last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line in Mexico

Historical Photos