Volkswagen Group is a German multinational automobile manufacturing group. , Volkswagen was ranked as the world’s third largest motor vehicle manufacturer and Europe's largest....
, which now also owns the Audi
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, Bugatti, Lamborghini
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, and Škoda
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marques and the truck manufacturer Scania.
Volkswagen means "people's car" in German
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, where it is pronounced ˈfɔlksˌvaːɡən. Its current tagline
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is (The Car).
Volkswagen was originally founded in 1937 by the Nazi
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trade union, the German Labour Front
German Labour Front
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