Volkswa​gen is arguably the most well-known German vehicle manufacturer and it is often simply abbreviated as “VW”. It is based out of Wolfsburg and the company has been in operation since 1932 when it was first billed as the “people's car”. While the company was financially crippled immediately after the Second World War, International investments allowed it to once again flourish beginning in the 1950s. Today, Volkswagen enjoys a worldwide presence. It is also involved in the production of energy-efficient vehicles as well as purely electric models. Total sales production for the 2010 fiscal year totalled no less than 6.29 million cars.

What Defines a Volkswagen?

As men​tioned in the last paragraph, the mantra of Volkswagen has always been cars for the people as opposed to the rich and famous. This can perhaps best be personified in the presence of the famous “beetle” that first came to light as far back as World War Two. Once it began to be exported to the western world and to the United States in particular, the popularity of Volkswagen began to grow. Many of their present vehicles boast a sleek and streamlined design in an attempt to keep abreast with the desires of the younger generation.

The Top Volkswagen Models of 2017

  • Volkswagen Jetta
  • Passat
  • CC
  • Tiguan
  • Atlas
  • Touareg
  • SportWagen
  • Golf AllTrack
  • Beetle
  • Golf
  • Golf GTI
  • E-Golf (electric)
  • Golf R

Known for their compact vehicles as well as a wide range designed for urban driving, Volkswagen is popular with those who live in urban and suburban areas of the world.