Volkswagen AG says it will no longer sells the Cabrio in the U.S. after the current model year, replacing it with the new ’03 Beetle convertible. The Cabrio, which launched in the U.S. in 1979 as the Rabbit convertible, replaced the original Beetle convertible. VW says the last Cabrio – sold as the Cabriolet in the U.S. – rolled off its Puebla, Mexico, production line earlier this summer. VW sold 13,000 Cabrios in the U.S. last year.

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