10 amazing facts about Volkswagen


1. Adolf Hitler's idea - The ironic Adolf Hitler was responsible for the idea of the Volkswagen, the "people’s car". The slogan that the company is currently using is “Das Auto” which means "The car".

2. Largest car manufacturer - Not long ago, in 2009, VW was officially made the world’s largest car maker. This happened when Volkswagen-Porsche officially overtook Toyota.

3. Manufactures the fastest car on earth - The company is headquartered in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany, Volkswagen and manufactures the fastest car on earth and is sold under the Bugatti banner.

4. World records for speed - The company set 7, 24-hour world records for speed at the Nardo Ring.

5. Manufactures and races big trucks - Most of us were unaware of the fact that Volkswagen even makes big trucks, but surprisingly enough, they also race them. Most of this takes place in Brazil, where VW is known as one of the leading truck manufacturers.

6.The Beetle was produced for 65 years - The classic Beetle was manufactured from 1938-2003 which is an astounding 65 years. The total number of Beetles that were built in this period of time was 21,529,464.

7. They had multiple models featured in a prestigious list - The Volkswagen Passat, the Volkswagen Beetle and the Volkswagen Golf are the three cars that feature in the list of all time, top-10 best selling cars.

8. Herbie’s sought-after paint job - The white #53 is the most popular paint scheme for the VW Bug and came from the Herbie movies. The Herbie series depicted the Bug as a race car.

9. Audi uses volkswagen parts - There was a time that you could even see a similarity between these two brands. That’s a thing of the past, however, since nowadays most car makers aim for creating a distinctive style to set themselves apart from the competition.

10. Last two Beetles are protected in wax - Shells of the two last Beetles made in Germany are protected in wax and housed at the VW’s Milton-Keynes parts store.