Volkswagen is German car brand, one of many owned by the concern Volkswagen AG. Under this mark 5 million 20 thousand vehicles were sold in 2007. It is headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany.
The history of the group “the Volkswagen” began in the autumn of 1933 in one of the halls of the hotel “Kaiserhof” in Berlin. The interlocutors were three: Adolf Hitler, Jacob Werlin), the representative of «Daimler-Benz», and Ferdinand. Hitler put forward the demand: to create for the German people a strong and reliable car, costing no more than 1000 Reichsmarks.
January 17, 1934 Ferdinand Porsche sent drawings of the car prototype, created on the basis of previously developed Porsche Typ 60, in the Reich Chancellery of Germany. After 27 years after the end of World War II, breaking the record of «Ford Model T», Volkswagen Beetle became the best-selling car. Late last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show Volkswagen presented the new generation model Tiguan. The сars of the previous generation got around the world in the number of over 2.6 million units.