TURIN – Before the end of this year, Volkswagen AG’s Mexican plant will build the 750,000th New Beetle. However, that hardly compares with the 21 million air-cooled Beetles sold before production of Adolf Hitler’s "people’s car" finally ended in the same Puebla plant in July 2003. VW believes Beetle still has legs. But mass volume was never the New Beetle’s role. That responsibility has fallen to the Golf. Rather, its purpose was to attract U.S. buyers back to then near-deserted VW ...

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