Volkswagen is one of Germany’s most recognizable vehicle manufacturers. The name itself translates roughly into “people’s car.” The company’s roots go back as far as the 1930’s and currently they are enjoying a resurgence in popularity with cars such as the Golf, Jetta and the new Scirocco.
In the 1950’s and 1960’s they gained fame with the VW Beetle. The little car was relaunched in 1998 as the ‘New Beetle’ and has come back with a vengeance. It is popular with both those who once owned the oddly-shaped car when they were young and with buyers who have never driven one.
The Westfalia camper van was an essential within the hippie culture in the 1960’s, as cross-country travel was made comfortable in the German-made predecessor to the minivan.
The Volkswagen history is far to vast to cover here, but Trend Hunter has gathered a collection of the company’s most recent innovations and you can check them all out in this cluster.
Volkswagon's Bettle Interview Ads With Heidi Klum
Ads The People Want
Heidi, Hasselhoff & a Talking Car for VW
Recycled Cars As Mechanical Snails
1966 VW Beatle Becomes "The Golden Mean"
Facelifts in 6.9 Seconds
Volkswagen GTI Wrinkles Ad
VW Polo Singing Dog Ad
GM Triplets & VW Up!
Car Sounds Beatbox
VW Golf Soundtrack
Solar Powered Ads
VW Eos "Shadow Poster"
Deceptive Car Framing
Cars With Tanning Benches
VW Caddy Topos Sail Concept
Volkswagen to Offer A Hybrid Version of Every Model by 2010
Is VW Concept Apple's Mystery Car?
Space Up! Blue Could Be Apple iCar
Volkswagen Eos with Retractable Glass Roof
One-of-a-Kind VW Bug
Car Auctioned To Celebrate Tweety Fine Jewelry
660 Lb Eco Cars
Volkswagen One-Liter Car
Viseo Trunk Detaches, Acts as Suitcase
Volkswagon Glamorizes 'Night Driving'
Street Legal Jet Powered Beetle
Veiled Print Ads
Identical Campaigns from Chevrolet, Nissan and VW
2007 L.A. Design Challenge Winner
Volkswagen Slipstream Concept
Retro Phone Cars
Howard Davis's VW Beetle Mod
VW EcoRacer Hybrid Concept Car
650 Horsepower VW Golf GTI W12 650 Concept
VW Suicide Bomber is Viral Ad of the Year
Apple To Team With VW
VW Bus Ball
ZZ Top Guitarist Makes Ball Art From a Real VW
$5 Million Commercials
Gisele & Stallone for VW
Airplane Publicity Stunts
Volkswagen Touareg Pulls 747
Low Rider Buses
World's Lowest VW Bus Is Only 1 Meter Tall
Aerodynamic Micro Cars
VW CitiZen Hybrid
Euro Car Emulation
Rieger VW Scirocco Channels Lamborghini, Audi
RV Side Cars
Vespa with Mini Volkswagen
Fashionable Auto Calendars
Volkswagen Scirocco 2009
Turbodiesel Trophy Trucks
The 2008 VW Touareg Baja Racer
Volkswagen ‘2-Liter' Microcar
Retro Car Record Players
VW Van Soundwagon
3 Wheel SuperCars
VW's High-Tech Parking Garage
Cars of 2028
3 Futuristic Volkswagen Concepts
Travel Eco-Friendly in The Westfalia Verdier Solar Power Caravan
Retro VW Camper Goes Green
Modified VW Bugs
Monster and Jet Powered Beetles