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42 Volkswagen Innovations

— November 30, 2008 — Autos
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.
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Talking Cars?
Talking Cars?
Volkswagon's Bettle Interview Ads With Heidi Klum
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Ads The People Want
Ads The People Want
Heidi, Hasselhoff & a Talking Car for VW
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Recycled Cars As Mechanical Snails
Recycled Cars As Mechanical Snails
1966 VW Beatle Becomes "The Golden Mean"
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Facelifts in 6.9 Seconds
Facelifts in 6.9 Seconds
Volkswagen GTI Wrinkles Ad
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Dogvertising
Dogvertising
VW Polo Singing Dog Ad
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Pint-Sized Concepts
Pint-Sized Concepts
GM Triplets & VW Up!
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Car Sounds Beatbox
Car Sounds Beatbox
VW Golf Soundtrack
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Solar Powered Ads
Solar Powered Ads
VW Eos "Shadow Poster"
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Deceptive Car Framing
Deceptive Car Framing
Volkswagen Ads
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Cars With Tanning Benches
Cars With Tanning Benches
VW Caddy Topos Sail Concept
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Volkswagen to Offer A Hybrid Version of Every Model by 2010
Volkswagen to Offer A Hybrid Version of Every Model by 2010
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Is VW Concept Apple's Mystery Car?
Is VW Concept Apple's Mystery Car?
Space Up! Blue Could Be Apple iCar
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Volkswagen Eos with Retractable Glass Roof
Volkswagen Eos with Retractable Glass Roof
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One-of-a-Kind VW Bug
One-of-a-Kind VW Bug
Car Auctioned To Celebrate Tweety Fine Jewelry
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660 Lb Eco Cars
660 Lb Eco Cars
Volkswagen One-Liter Car
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Volkswagen Concept
Volkswagen Concept
Viseo Trunk Detaches, Acts as Suitcase
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Experiential Advertising
Experiential Advertising
Volkswagon Glamorizes 'Night Driving'
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Street Legal Jet Powered Beetle
Street Legal Jet Powered Beetle
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Veiled Print Ads
Veiled Print Ads
Identical Campaigns from Chevrolet, Nissan and VW
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2007 L.A. Design Challenge Winner
2007 L.A. Design Challenge Winner
Volkswagen Slipstream Concept
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Retro Phone Cars
Retro Phone Cars
Howard Davis's VW Beetle Mod
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VW EcoRacer Hybrid Concept Car
VW EcoRacer Hybrid Concept Car
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650 Horsepower VW Golf GTI W12 650 Concept
650 Horsepower VW Golf GTI W12 650 Concept
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Viral Ads
Viral Ads
VW Suicide Bomber is Viral Ad of the Year
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The iCar
The iCar
Apple To Team With VW
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VW Bus Ball
VW Bus Ball
ZZ Top Guitarist Makes Ball Art From a Real VW
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$5 Million Commercials
$5 Million Commercials
Gisele & Stallone for VW
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Airplane Publicity Stunts
Airplane Publicity Stunts
Volkswagen Touareg Pulls 747
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Low Rider Buses
Low Rider Buses
World's Lowest VW Bus Is Only 1 Meter Tall
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Aerodynamic Micro Cars
Aerodynamic Micro Cars
VW CitiZen Hybrid
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Euro Car Emulation
Euro Car Emulation
Rieger VW Scirocco Channels Lamborghini, Audi
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RV Side Cars
RV Side Cars
Vespa with Mini Volkswagen
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Fashionable Auto Calendars
Fashionable Auto Calendars
Volkswagen Scirocco 2009
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Turbodiesel Trophy Trucks
Turbodiesel Trophy Trucks
The 2008 VW Touareg Baja Racer
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117-MPG Eco-Cars
117-MPG Eco-Cars
Volkswagen ‘2-Liter' Microcar
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Retro Car Record Players
Retro Car Record Players
VW Van Soundwagon
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3 Wheel SuperCars
3 Wheel SuperCars
Volkswagen GX3
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VW's High-Tech Parking Garage
VW's High-Tech Parking Garage
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Cars of 2028
Cars of 2028
3 Futuristic Volkswagen Concepts
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Travel Eco-Friendly in The Westfalia Verdier Solar Power Caravan
Travel Eco-Friendly in The Westfalia Verdier Solar Power Caravan
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Eco-Retro
Eco-Retro
Retro VW Camper Goes Green
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Modified VW Bugs
Modified VW Bugs
Monster and Jet Powered Beetles
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