Established in 1937, Volkswagen began its life as a state-run automobile manufacturer. Before the mass production of their first vehicle, cars were a very expensive luxury available only to a wealthy few. Many influential car designers at the time believed the future of automobiles was in smaller cars designed for families. Thus the founders of the company chose a name representing this belief, Volkswagen translates to “Peoples car.” As the brand’s name suggests, the main goal of the company was to deliver affordable cars to working class people. The same philosophy sustained the company throughout the decades, and ever since their inception, VW cars have remained a reliable and valuable choice for the ordinary consumer.

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