What are Volkswagen famous for?
Volkswagen is a German manufacturer founded in 1937, known worldwide for its ‘people’s car’, that would later become the VW Beetle. The VW was one of the best-selling cars for the entire 20th century, selling over 21.5 million vehicles.
The award-winning VW Golf continues to be one of the UK’s best-selling cars, year on year.
Producers of one of the Fastest Cars on Earth
Volkswagen are actually responsible for producing the Bugatti, the world’s fastest supercar. The Bugatti is produced by Volkswagen but sold under the Bugatti badge.
Inspiration for Dog Toys
The popular dog toy, the Kong, is actually based on part of a Volkswagen bus suspension that the creator’s German Shepherd loved playing with. The suspension in question was a rubber suspension bump-stop from a Volkswagen Type 2.
Named after Natural Phenomena
A number of Volkswagen models are named after some naturally occurring phenomena like prevailing winds and ocean currents. Some modes include Golf, Vento, Passat, Jetta, Corrado, and Santana.