From an emblem of the ’60s to a global design icon, the Volkswagen Beetle surmounts the reputation of almost all other automobiles. The historic car’s identity, proportions and curves changed over time as more than 21 million units sold. This year, however, marks the end of the Beetle, as VW halts production at its Puebla, Mexico plant. Only time will tell if this is merely a pause, as with the last disruption that later resulted in the retro-inspired new Beetle of 1998. The final, limited edition Beetle will appears in both coupé and convertible models for the US market. Read more at designboom.