Volkswagen (German pronunciation: [ˈfɔlksˌvaːɡŋ̍]) – About this sound listen (help·info); shortened to VW) is a German automaker founded in 4 January 1937 by the German Labour Front, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. It is the flagship marque of the Volkswagen Group and is the largest automaker worldwide currently.[1]

Volkswagen translates as “People’s Automobile” in German. The company’s current international slogan is “Volkswagen”.[2][3] In American English, the pronunciation is approximized as “volks-wagon” (About this sound listen (help·info)).


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