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German automobile manufacturer

  • Volkswagen means "people's car" in German.
  • Volkswagen is headquartered in Wolfsburg in Germany.
  • The Volkswagen is the top-selling marque of the Volkswagen Group, the biggest German automaker and the third largest automaker in the world.
  • Volkswagen Golf, the Volkswagen Beetle, and the Volkswagen Passat are the top three cars in the top 10 list of best-selling cars of all time compiled by the website 24/7 Wall St.
  • The idea to build Volkswagen came from Adolf Hitler who planned that people could buy it trough an affordable savings scheme.
  • The first prototype car was named KdF-Wagen. (German: Kraft durch Freude - "strength through joy").
  • Bugatti Veyron, the fastest car on earth is produced by Volkswagen and sold under Bugatti brand.
  • Volkswagen is one of the leading truck/bus manufacturers in southern America.
  • The company set 7, 24-hour world records for speed at the Nardo Ring.
  • The white #53 is the most popular paint scheme for the VW Bug and came from the Herbie movies.
  • Shells of the two last Beetles made in Germany are protected in wax and housed at the VW’s Milton-Keynes parts store.
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