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The History of Volkswagen Group

May 27,

Founded in 1937 by Ferdinand Volkswagen would translate to the car” in German. The first was to be built to offer an inexpensive of transportation the general public. The Labour Front was seeking of a vehicle they could two adults and three children and be to reach a top speed of the least 100 and cost around the same as a motorcycle at that time. companies were working to an inexpensive alternative for vehicular none of the companies would be to reach a price that low private industry workforce. The 30s, Adolf Hitler sponsor the state-owned factory in to produce the inexpensive means of The prototype would become as the KdF-Wagen and would be one of the first for testing. By 1939 only 30 KdF-Wagens would be built the factory would be converted to military vehicles to assist the Military.

With many current plant workers fighting on the of WWII, the manufacturing plant would utilize slave In 1945 Allied forces seize control of the Wolfsburg and although damaged and in disrepair an the name of Ivan Hirst was a in the British Army would the factory and begin production of Beatles for using such as for the German postal service. would be a lack of transportation leading the British military at that time to place for 20,000 vehicles to be produced. By the Wolfsburg plant that 1000 vehicle manufacturing it was not fully operational. In 1947 the beetle would begin to other countries as the inexpensive to transportation. By 1949 Volkswagen produce its 50,000 vehicle 15% of its production be sold in the surrounding market. During the same under the hands of the British government and the ordinance 202, would be handed over to At the time of the handover Volkswagen employ 10,000 individuals and four thousand vehicles Throughout the 1950s Volkswagen introduction into North markets in sales would take off.

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Volkswagen would soon to introduce the Type II commercial that could be used in platforms such as a van, or camper.  In 1953 the Volkswagen would be created by a Porsche designer, Franz Xaver The beginning of the 60s would lead to begin to diversify its product with the introduction of the Karmann (Type III). In 1964-1965 the of Daimler-Benz by the name of Auto GmbH would be taken by Volkswagen best creating it to this day by the name of Audi.

The late 1960s and early 70s see the introduction of the Volkswagen Type IV would come in various models such as a coupe, and wagon. In 1973 Volkswagen introduce the Passat which be a successor to the VW 1600. The following Volkswagen would introduce new models including the Scirocco, and soon after the Polo. In the oil crisis would affect manufacturers around the world and was included. In the following year would have to take to downsize its workforce and by October 32,761 employees would no work for the company. The positive for Volkswagen was the fact that were producing small, vehicles which would keep sales boosted than nearly all competitors. In the Volkswagen would continue slumping in the United States and which would lead to the to redirect its interest into countries and would end up closing its factory in 1988. By the 1990s was starting to see gains in the company as as some more vehicles in the American markets. The Volkswagen CEO at time of Ferdinand Piech start rapidly acquiring manufacturers such as Lamborghini, and Bugatti. Through the 2000s would continue to struggle in the market as their vehicles did not very good marks due to issues. This would the Volkswagen company to make different changes to their in order

to improve reliability and common In 2009 Volkswagen would nearly 20% of Suzuki’s issued in the two companies would form a strategic partnership. In 2011 inaugurated the Volkswagen Chattanooga plant in Chattanooga,Tennessee. The company to produce 150,000 vehicles and has the ability to produce Passats as as Audi’s specifically tailored for the US

Today Volkswagen manufactures its in over 15 countries and was named one of the 25 largest companies. The company now around 375,000 individuals and produces over 4.5 million annually. Volkswagen is currently on several different forms of for its vehicles. The company is working flexible fuel vehicles through its Brazil manufacturing their vehicles the ability to run off of or ethanol. Volkswagen is introducing its all electric vehicle by the name of Since the early 60s Volkswagen has had a in competitive auto racing and to compete in such races as the Rally Championship and Dakar. It is said that in 2018 is considering having a race ready for entrance into One.

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