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I worked for VW back then, and we had the last of the Beetles (1979 models) in the motor pool. All were Verts.
VW stopped the Beetle in the US due to declining sale resulting from competition from Japan and the intro of the Rabbit which was just starting US production with the '79 models. The Beetle could be made to meet emissions, but a bigger problem was crash safety. The Beetle wasn't going to be able to meet the upcoming requirements without extensive reworking so the model was killed for the US market, although production continued elsewhere.
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- VW Beetle, AdamSAAB2kAero , Thu, 8 Oct 2015 11:15:01
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