The Volkswagen Beetle Says Goodbye In This Lovely Video

Quietly, the last Volkswagen Beetle came off the assembly line in July. I had forgotten this even happened, but it makes sense in an automotive world that’s now dominated by SUVs, crossovers, and trucks. Still, the humble lil’ Beetle is one of the most iconic cars ever made. What other model has a backseat game centered on it? So in this sentimental animated video, Volkswagen says farewell to the Bug. It uses a oft-used (and effective) method of storytelling where we trace the life of the Beetle and the impact it’s had on passengers and drivers. In “The Last Mile”, the Beetle drives off by itself, saluted by those whose lives it’s played a part in. A beautiful cover of “Let It Be”, by who else…The Beatles, adds to the scene. Excellent work.

Get Down In A Volkswagen…And You’ll Get Bigger Cars And A Bigger Family

This Volkswagen spot entitled “Luv Bug” is an entertaining one. A couple “rocks” their Beetle at a romantic overlook and then gets a Jetta with their new baby in tow. After steaming up their Jetta under the steely stare of an hooting owl, their family has gotten bigger, and now it’s time for an SUV. That SUV sees some action, and the ever-expanding family needs the new 7-seater Atlas. The next time we see their car rocking, it’s just the happy clan engaging in some G-rated shenanigans. The song playing throughout the commercial is Dean Martin’s “The Birds and the Bees.”

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