In 2017, Volkswagen Beetles are displayed during the annual gathering of the “Beetle club” in Yakum, central Israel. AP Photo / Oded Balilty

The Volkswagen Beetle, a German car closely associated with Mexican culture, is facing the end of the assembly line.

The German auto maker said it would stop building the compact next year at a factory in Mexico, the last plant in the world to make the car.

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