The history of the "People's Car", the Volkswagen, the center began on 28th May 1937, when the company "Geselschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagen gmbH" was established. A year later it was renamed "Volkswagenwerk GmbH".
During the Second World War the factory was forced to switch to the production of arms for vehicles under VW emblem they went to the army of the Third Reich.
After the war, the plant came under British control, and under the supervision of Major Ivan Hirst, the Volkswagen began mass production of cars, or Type 1 Beetle, later gained worldwide fame.
Even in the '60s and' 70s, Beetle manages to remain market leader, despite the fact that the Beetle - the car becomes obsolete. However, the reliability easy maintenance and small fuel consumption raised the car to unimaginable heights and made the favorite. February 17th 1972 Volkswagen celebrated selling over 15 million units of cars Beetle, thus surpassing the Ford Model T as the most popular car in the world.
Despite the success of the car Beetle, in the mid-70s, Volkswagen AG badly needed fleet renewal, assistance in doing so, they had company Audi, which was acquired by them in the 60's.
In 1974, the company produces in Light Car Golf, he instantly becomes the new favorite. In the same year, the company produces a sporty model Scirocco, and a cheaper option - the car Polo, which became popular throughout Western Europe.
Gradually, more and more luxury models appeared on the market thanks to Volkswagen latest technological advances such as the Touareg, SUV premium.