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VW Transporter T6 Shuttle
VW Transporter T6 Shuttle
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VOLKSWAGEN HISTORY

In 1937, the government of Germany created a new state-owned automobile company, then known as Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH and later renamed Volkswagenwerk, or “The People's Car Company“.

Sales of the Volkswagen cars were initially slow in the USA compared to other parts of the world, due to the car's historic connections in addition to its small size and unusual rounded shape. However, in 1959, an advertising agency launched a landmark campaign; giving the “Beetle” it's now world famous name and advertising its small size as an advantage to customers. Over the next several years, VW became the top-selling auto import in the United States.

Initially the Beetle surpassed the longstanding worldwide production record of 15 million vehicles but grew sluggish in the early 1970s. Volkswagen bounced back with the introduction of sportier models including the Rabbit and the Golf. In 1998, the company began selling the "New Beetle" while still producing its predecessor. After nearly 70 years and more than 21 million units produced' the last original Beetle rolled off the line in 2003.

Volkswagen is one of the biggest companies in the world. It has factories in 31 countries, and its products are sold in 153 countries across the globe.