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Volkswagen or VW is a German automotive manufacturer and the second largest automaker in the world. The brand is one of the most well-loved names in the automotive industry. The German word “Volkswagen” means “the people’s car”.
In 1931, popular car designer Ferdinand Porsche designed the “Volkauto” in response to the demand for a “people’s car” that every German citizen could avail of. Porsche came up with a “beetle-shaped” car with a torsion bar suspension, air-cooled rear engine, and a rounded front hood. Six years later, the German Labor Front founded the car company Volkswagen.
Despite having a higher price tag, Volkswagen models uphold a reputation of excellence with their upscale driving experience and refined handling. The brand’s popularity reached great heights when it released the iconic Volkswagen Beetle (Type 1), which came to be known as the “love bug”. Today, a number of its car models take their shape from this classic car.
Technology and innovation
It was not until the end of World War II that the mass production of Volkswagens would begin. In 1949, their economy cars reached US soil. During the 1950s, the Volkswagen Bus (Type 2), a light commercial vehicle and the Volkswagen Beetle, became best sellers. By 1955, Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg factory produced 1 million Beetle models.
In 1972, the Beetle’s 15 millionth assembled unit broke the production record held by Ford’s Model T. Years later, Volkswagen developed a new line of products that had front-mounted engines with water-cooling technology and front wheel drivetrains.
Popular Volkswagen models
The Volkswagen Touareg is a 5-door mid-size luxury crossover SUV named after the North African people known as the Tuareg who speak the Berber language. Its second generation was launched in 2010 and runs on an 8-speed automatic transmission. This model also has a hybrid variant.
Never running out of style is the iconic love bug- the Volkswagen Beetle. The original people’s car still retains its economy car nature. This subcompact has a 2-door saloon or 2-door convertible body style and has a rare rear engine, rear-wheel drive layout.
The Volkswagen Scirocco is a compact sportscar with a coupe body type. It was first introduced in 1974 as a sport compact before being put on hiatus in 1992. Volkswagen decided to revive this series in 2008 as a 3-door hatchback with an optional 1.4 liter or 2.0 Liter engine.
Another long running nameplate from the German brand is the Volkswagen Passat. This large family car is put under the mid-size car segment. Its name was derived from the German word for trade winds following the brand’s tradition to name its cars after prominent winds and current.
Availability in the Philippines
Automobile Central Enterprise, Inc., an Ayala Corporation subsidiary is the local distributor of Volkswagen products in the country since May 2013.
Interesting facts about Volkswagen
The film that made the Beetle reach its peak of popularity was the 1968 Disney film “The Love Bug” which featured the pearl white, fabric sunroof racing Volkswagen named “Herbie”. In 2005, “Herbie Fully Loaded”, a remake of the hit film was shown featuring Lindsay Lohan. Volkswagen’s simple slogan is “Das Auto” or “the car”.