It’s the end of the line for the ’Bug’.
德国大众汽车 “甲壳虫” 系列即将退出历史舞台。
VW says it will stop making its much-loved Beetle next July.
The car’s been through many incarnations over the years with new modern designs replacing the iconic version seen here.
多年来，该公司推出了多代 “甲壳虫” 车型，新的现代设计不断替代了这一经典名款。
Now though, the company will stop producing the car altogether.
It’s left Beetle lovers heartbroken.
这让 “甲壳虫” 车爱好者们伤心不已。
After an official speech by Hitler, the curtains roll back on Germany’s motor show.
The car was originally created in 1938, on Adolf Hitler’s orders.
He wanted a cheap, reliable, people’s car.
But by the freewheeling 60s, it found fame with the Disney film, The Love Bug.
Its funky designs and cheap price making it a firm favourite.
But, despite being one of the best-selling cars of all time, sales have fallen in recent years.
The company’s trying to move forward after the diesel emissions scandal and looking towards new technology.
Some argue any remaining Beetle magic died 15 years ago when the rear-engine model stopped being made.
有些人认为 “甲壳虫” 汽车仅存的魅力早在十五年前其后置发动机模型停产时就消失了。
The world is changing very quickly.
Manufacturers are all moving to electric platforms for their cars.
This is an archaic, outmoded platform with an old motor in it.
VW has got to move into the future.
But it may not be the end of the road for ever with some suggesting a new electric version might one day be made.
So perhaps it’s farewell, rather than goodbye for this old friend.