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Foondit28 Mey 1937
HeidquartersWolfsburg, Germany
Area served
Key fowk
Herbert Diess (Chairman o the Buird o Management o the Volkswagen Passenger Cars buist)
Luxury vehicles
Production ootpit
Increase6.073 million units (2016 annual report)
RevenueDecrease105.651 billion (2016 annual report)
ProfitDecrease€1.869 billion (2016 annual report)
Nummer o employees
626,715 (end of 2016)
ParentVolkswagen Group

Volkswagen (VW; German pronunciation: [ˈfɔlksˌvaːɡən]; /ˈvks.wæɡ.ən/) is a German automobile manufacturer heidquartered in Wolfsburg, Lawer Saxony, Germany. Volkswagen is the top-sellin an oreeginal marque o the Volkswagen Group, the biggest German automaker an the seicont lairgest automaker in the warld.

Volkswagen haes three cars in the top 10 leet o best-sellin caurs o aw time compiled bi the wabsteid 24/7 Wall St: the Volkswagen Golf, the Volkswagen Beetle, an the Volkswagen Passat. Wi these three caurs, Volkswagen haes the maist caurs o ony automobile manufacturer in the leet that are still bein manufactured.[1] Volkswagen ranks first in spendin the maist money o ony automaker on research an development as o 2011.[2]

Volkswagen means "fowk's caur" in German. The company's current internaitional advertisin slogan is juist "Volkswagen", referencin the name's meanin.[3][4]

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  1. "Top 10 Best Selling Cars of All Time". Autoguide.com. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
  2. "VW ranks #1 in R&D spending". Autoblog.comaccessdate=2013-12-02.
  3. Rodriguez, Ashley (23 December 2015). "'Das Auto' No More – Volkswagen's new slogan is a lesson in humility". Quartz. Archived frae the original on 14 Januar 2016. Retrieved 13 Januar 2016.
  4. Cremer, Andreas (22 December 2015). "'Das Auto' no more: Volkswagen plans image offensive". Berlin. Reuters. Archived frae the original on 31 December 2015. Retrieved 13 Januar 2016.
  • William Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (50th Anniversary Edition) (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1990)

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