The original Volkswagen Beetle debuted in 1938 and stayed virtually unchanged for over 40 years. The Volkswagen New Beetle was introduced in 1997, given a minor facelift in 2006, and completely redesigned for theĀ 2012 model year. Although 15 years pales in comparison to 40 it’s still a long time compared to the modelsĀ of today, which have around 4 years of shelf life.

1938 Volkswagen Beetle vs. 1997 Volkswagen New Beetle
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