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