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Volkswagen is a German multinational automaker founded in 1937 in Germany. Originally known for the iconic Beetle, it is the flagship marque of the VW Group, one of the largest automakers in the world.

History

Founded in 1937 to produce the "People's Car", Volkswagen was synonymous with the iconic VW Beetle. During WWII, it manufactured the Kubelwagen and the amphibious Schwimmwagen.
After the war, Volkswawgen went through a period of hardship and recovered in the 1950s and 1960s. The Volkswagen Type 2, also known as the "Bus" became an icon of the era.
In 1964, Volkswagen acquired Auto Union, which owned the historic Audi brand that had been discontinued after WWII. With the front-wheel drive expertise from Auto Union / Audi, Volkswagen gradually replace the mid- and rear-engined vehicles and adopted the front-engine, front-wheel drive layout. Key models included the Passat, Golf, Polo, and Scirocco.
Thanks to its wide commercial success in China, Volkswagen was able to acquire numerous assets, including SEAT, Bentley, Bugatti, Scania, MAN, and Skoda. It is closely related to Porsche.

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Volkswagen ID.4 (GTX) Electric Crossover

The ID.4 is Volkswagen's first fully-electric vehicle. A compact crossover, the ID.4 offers generous interior space, thanks to the improved packaging as a re...
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Volkswagen Arteon & Arteon R Fastback Sedan & Arteon Shooting Brake Wagon (2021 MY facelift)

The Volkswagon Arteon facelift expands the lineup to include not only a fastback sedan but also a shooting brake wagon. The flagship model of VW, the new Art...
Thumbnail of product Volkswagen ID.3 Compact Electric Hatchback

Volkswagen ID.3 Compact Electric Hatchback

The Volkswagen ID.3 is an all-electric batchback built on the company's MEB platform, which includes Audi Q4 e-tron, SEAT el-Born, Škoda Enyaq, and vehicles...
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Volkswagen Tiguan II (R / Allspace) Crossovers (AD1, 2021 Facelift)

The facelifted 2nd-generation Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact crossover based on the company's MQB platform. It is also available in a LWB configuration as Ti...
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Volkswagen Golf (8th gen)

The 8th generation Volkswagen Golf carries over design cues of its predecessor. It is purely front-wheel-drive, and further downsized engine options (down to...

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Volkswagen ID.4 Review Rundown

The Volkswagen ID.4 is a very good EV in a more appealing SUV body than the smaller, less practical ID.3. It's VW's second purpose-built electric car and is an alternative to upcoming electric SUVs such as the Tesla Model Y, Skoda Enyaq iV and Nissan Ariy
02 Apr 2021
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Volkswagen Arteon Review Rundown

The new Arteon Shooting Brake combines the visual elegance of a coupé with the versatility of an estate. It adds a unique rear end, comprising a longer roofline, a more tapered glasshouse, prominent D-pillars and an angled tailgate.
21 Mar 2021
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Volkswagen ID.3 Review Rundown

The Volkswagen ID.3 is based on the VW Group's MEB architecture for electric cars, which includes Audi Q4 e-tron, SEAT el-Born, Škoda Enyaq, and vehicles in the VW I.D. series. Performance is more than adequate. It also features a host of cutting-edge tec
21 Mar 2021
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Volkswagen Tiguan (2nd, Facelift) Review Rundown

The facelifted 2nd-generation Volkswagen Tiguan debuts with four trim levels and four drivetrain configurations. The 316bhp Tiguan R is the most exciting addition to Volkswagen's newly facelifted and hugely successful family SUV line. In comfort mode it's
21 Mar 2021

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