In 1938, the first VW Beetle rolled off the Volkswagen plant’s assembly line. For decades, the Beetle was the West Germans‘ faithful companion. Now, a new coffee table book presents personal Beetle owners’ stories.
The latest and final version of the Volkswagen Beetle has been unveiled at the LA Auto Show. VW is preparing to turn its focus towards a future of mass-market electric cars.
Bengt Holmgren caught the Volkswagen bug in the 1960s and has since gone on to collect some 70 classic cars. Some 25 years after opening his own VW museum, the Swede will auction off his prized collection.
The VW Beetle has the Nazis to thank for its existence. Adolf Hitler laid the cornerstone of the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg 80 years ago. Here, a critical retrospective of a German success story.
The promise follows revelations that German automakers funded studies in which humans and monkeys inhaled diesel fumes. Volkswagen has placed its chief lobbyist on leave following the reports.
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