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VW Beetle stopped

VW Beetle stopped
Manufacturers in Germany announced a halt of production New Beetle, with the hope of showing the next generation when the Los Angeles Motor Show in November.

As quoted autoevolution (03/05/2010), the VW in order to quickly convey to the consumer if they want to have a Beetle hatchback or a kabriolet, before sold out. “Consumers can still buy a model New Beetle at the dealership, as long as stocks are still there,” says VW Group Australia is quoted by goauto.com.

There are leaks from Volkswagen Group of America CEO Stefan Jacoby that the new generation New Beetle will be launched in 2012. Manufacturers in Germany had been submitted late last year.

Based on information from Autoweek, the new Beetle will be using engines 2.0 L four-cylinder and for the U.S. market using a 2.5 L five-cylinder, as well as with the 1.4 L hybrid.

Platform, reportedly similar to those used in New Jetta sedan will be introduced this summer.

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Opel

Adam Opel GmbH (commonly known as Opel) is a German automaker, part of General Motors. The company was founded on 21 January 1863, and began making automobiles in 1899. Opel was acquired by General Motors Corporation in 1929 and continues as a subsidiary. Opel is part of GM Europe, and is GM’s largest European brand, and with Vauxhall Motors in the UK, forms GM’s core European business.

Type
Private company,
subsidiary of General Motors Europe (GM Europe),
(GM Europe is a subsidiary of the multinational General Motors)

Founded
1863

Headquarters
R?sselsheim, Germany

Key people
Hans Demant, CEO

Industry
Automotive

Products
Automobile

Owner
General Motors Corporation

Website
Opel.com

Bentley Motors Limited

Bentley Motors Limited is an English manufacturer of luxury automobiles and Grand Tourers. Bentley Motors was founded in England on 18 January 1919 by Walter Owen Bentley, known as W.O. Bentley or just “W.O.” He was previously known for his successful range of rotary aero-engines in World War I, the most famous being the Bentley BR1 as used in later versions of the Sopwith Camel. Since 1998 the company has been owned by the Volkswagen Group of Germany.

Type
Subsidiary of Volkswagen Group

Founded
18 January 1919

Founder
Walter Owen Bentley

Headquarters
Crewe, England, UK

Area served
Worldwide

Key people
Dr. Franz-Josef Paefgen, CEO

Industry
Manufacturing

Products
Cars

Employees
4000 (2006)

Parent
Volkswagen Group

Website
BentleyMotors.com