Say goodbye to the Volkswagen Beetle

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Volkswagen is putting the brakes on the production of its legendary Beetle.

The company says the last Beetle will be made at its factory in, Mexico in July 2019.

But not before the company makes a "Final Edition" series, with the base prize tag of more than $23,000.

The car entered mass production after World War II, and it debuted in North America in 1949.

Experts say the Beetle is now fighting an uphill battle on the market because many consumers prefer a SUV.