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.

Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung
Foondit28 Mey 1937
HeidquartersWolfsburg, Germany
Aurie 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 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". 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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