The car of the people was a truly revolutionary idea in Germany, which unfortunately has its history entangled with the Nazis. Volkswagen doesn't like to mention its early roots much, preferring to focus more on its expansion and commercial successes of the 1950s and on. It has plenty of good to focus on. The brand has offered affordable vehicles to the masses, many with simple designs that made them easy and inexpensive to fix, endearing the Volkswagen name to millions around the globe.
Unlike many other European car brands, Volkswagen didn't decide to become a luxury automaker. It has ventured in that direction with a few models like the Phaeton and Touareg, but the core models like the Golf, Jetta, and Passat have stayed in the mainstream price range. Starting in the 1990s, VW has offered a level of interior quality you might expect in some near-luxury vehicles, only further appealing to people who wanted something nice, but didn't want to take out a second mortgage to finance a vehicle.
Even though VW hasn't been around as long as some other German automakers, there's a lot of know about the brand. Just how much VW knowledge do you hold? Take the quiz now to find out!