Sterben wird unser New Beetle wohl doch noch nicht so bald.
Laut dieser Internetseite:
hat Volkswagen am 05.12.2009 mit dem Verkauf des New Beetle,
auf dem indischen Markt begonnen.
Dann werden die Pressformen wohl vermutlich eine Seereise
in Richtung Indien machen,
wenn das aktuelle Modell in Puebla eingestellt wird.
Man kennt das Verfahren ja unter Anderem schon vom Golf 1,
der ja bis zur Mitte dieses Jahres, beinahe unveraendert,
immer noch in Afrika produziert wurde !
New Beetle Launched in India by Volkswagen with a Price Tag of Rs. 21 Lakh
Submitted by Keshav Seth on Sat, 12/05/2009 - 21:35.
German car manufacturer Volkswagen today launched its revamped New Beetle in markets across India, with a price tag of Rs. 20.45 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), which would be imported in CBU format via Mexico.
"The Beetle is the very first Volkswagen car people remember about, with its unique shape and reliability. We are excited to bring this iconic Beetle to India after its success across the world for decades", Volkswagen's Passenger Cars Member of Board and Director Neeraj Garg said.
The firm reportedly already has about 150 New Beetle bookings, and the deliveries are all set to start from tomorrow. Fitted with a 2-liter, 4-cylinder petrol engine, the new car boasts a six-speed automatic transmission.
The New Beetle has already tasted success over the years after it was launched internationally in 1998. The fact that many fond memories are associated with the Beetle, the first ever car to have a global appeal which ran for over a decade, makes the vehicle much sought after.
The company has also introduced its Touareg SUV which has been priced at Rs. 51.85 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).