VW will soon stop selling the old-model Beetle in Canada and Mexico, the company announced Wednesday.

    Volkswagen said the Beetle will not be sold in Canada because it was sold in Mexico before the U.S. recall was announced.

    The carmaker said the recall will be conducted in the U to comply with all applicable laws.

    Volksuwewerbeetle, also known as the VW Beetle, is an American model that has been sold since the 1970s.

    It has a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that powers a 5-speed automatic transmission.

    Volans Beetle, known in Canada as the Volkswagen Golf, is a compact car that comes with a 4.5-liter diesel engine.

    The Beetle is the only vehicle in the world with an automatic transmission with the manual-shift capability, according to the company.

    The Volkswagen brand was sold through four decades and is currently owned by a private equity firm.

    The German carmaker is one of the biggest automotive manufacturers in the country, with more than 1,200 dealerships.