Founded in 1937 in Germany, Volkswagen is one of the world’s largest car manufacturers. The company has a number of different brands, including Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Seat, Skoda, and Bugatti. Volkswagen also produces commercial vehicles and vans.
Volkswagen has a rich history, and its products have earned five winners of the prestigious United States Motor Trend Car of the Year award. Volkswagen is also a parent company, which owns several other brands.
Volkswagen is based in Wolfsburg, Germany. The company was originally operated by the German Labor Front, a Nazi organization. The company was also involved in the production of military equipment. After World War II, the factory was rebuilt under British supervision. It was targeted by Allied bombers, but eventually re-established as an auto manufacturing company.
The Volkswagen Beetle has been in production for over 70 years. It is one of the most successful cars in the world, with more than 15 million units sold. The design is relatively unchanged since 1935. In the early 1970s, sales of the Beetle slowed.
Volkswagen introduced the Golf in 1974, which became the best-selling Volkswagen model in the world. The company also introduced a series of front-wheel drive vehicles in the 1970s. In 1969, Volkswagen acquired the NSU Motorenwerke AG, and merged it with Auto Union to create the modern Audi company.
The company is the largest automotive brand in the world. It has also created five winners of the prestigious World Car of the Year award.