It's bad news in the automotive world for two iconic cars, the VW Beetle and the Chevy Corvette.
Driven more by marketing than an actual needs-based analysis, too many drivers continue to clamour for supersized rides – even if they aren’t hauling anything and they happen to be the sole occupant. So, as a small two-door coupe, a car like the Beetle is terribly out of fashion these days and it will cease production (again.)
But even worse news on the automotive front is the recent news regarding the Chevrolet Corvette. No, GM isn’t sending the Vette to the scrapheap of obsolescence; rather, the next-generation Corvette won’t be available with a manual transmission.