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Below are listed major changes to Type-I through Type-4 and years in which they occured.
Type-I: Sedan, Bug, Super 
Beetle, Convertible
Year
Notes, Changes, etc...
1949
30hp
1954
36hp, 1200cc engine
1960
40 hp, 1200cc engine
1966
50hp, 1300cc engine
1967
53hp, 1500cc engine
1969
Independent Rear Suspension (I.R.S.)
1970
1600cc
1971
1600cc, dual port heads, intro: Super Beetle
1972
Intro: Safari (The Thing)
1977
Production stopped except convertible
Type-II: Transporter, Van, 
Bus, Kombi, Camper
Year
Notes, Changes, etc...
1954
36hp
1960
40hp
1963
1500cc engine
1965
53hp, 1500cc engine
1968
57hp, 1600cc engine - I.R.S.
1971
Dual port heads
1972
1700cc Type IV engine dual carbs
1974
1800cc Type IV engine 68 hp
1976
2000cc  Type IV engine
1980
Intro: Vanagon
Type-III: Fastback, Squareback, 
Station Wagon
Year
Notes, Changes, etc...
1962
1500cc "Pancake" engine
1964
Dual carbs
1968
Options: auto trans, fuel injection
1974
Production stopped
Type-IV: 411 2- & 4-door 
Sedan, Station Wagon
Year
Notes, Changes, etc...
1968
Type IV engines dual carbs
1973
412 model larger body
1974
2-door fuel injected 1700cc
1974
4-door fuel injected 1800cc
1974 Production stopped

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