Volkswagen (VW). – Volkswagen AG (VW) is a German car manufacturer headquartered in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. Established in 1937, Volkswagen is the top-selling and namesake marque of the Volkswagen Group, the holding company created in 1975 for the growing company, and is now the second-largest automaker in the world.
1949. The first Volkswagen Beetles were officially imported to the US in 1949. That year, there were two Volkswagen Beetles sold. These were the models with two half-circle rear windows, also known as the Split-Window Beetles.