DETROIT – Volkswagen AG’s Puebla, Mexico, plant will stop making the original rear-engine Beetle this summer, marking an end to the car’s nearly 70-year history. Puebla, which made fewer than 30,000 units last year, has been the only factory producing the original Beetle since 1978. One reason for the car’s demise is that the Mexican government wants to eliminate Beetle taxis. Another is tough competition from Ford Motor Co., General Motors Corp. and VW’s own New Beetle. In the ...
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