Volkswagen is a car manufacturer and brand that owns many other car brands including Porsche
, and owns the Ducati motorcycle brand. It is one of the largest companies in the world, selling more than 10 million cars per year. The company is based in Wolfsburg, Germany and also has a financial services division as a part of its company.
Volkswagen was founded in 1937 by Ferdinand Porsche. It was initially asked to produce a car for the average person by the German government, which then became the world-famous Bettle, one of the most successful cars of all-time.
In fact, the name Volkswagen literally translates to "People's car" in German. The Volkswagen logo contains the embedded "V" and "W", which represent the two words "volks" and "wagen", inside a circle.
The correct pronunciation of Volkswagen in German is folks-vag-ehn
. The "V" in volks
is pronounced like an "F" in German. The "W" in wagen
is pronounced as a "V" instead. The final part, -ehn, produces the sound of the letter "n".