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Company nameVolkswagen
SloganDas Auto
Founded28 May 1937
Founder(s)Ferdinand Porsche
HeadquartersWolfsburg, Germany
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleMartin Winterkorn:
Chairman of the Board of Management,
Ferdinand Piëch: Chairman of Volkswagen Supervisory Board
Production output (+)4,591,851 units (2010)
Revenue(+)-80.251 billion (2010)
(US$119 billion USD)
Employees368,500 (2009)
ParentVolkswagen Group

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Volkswagen (abbreviated VW) is a German automobile manufacturer and is the original and biggest-selling marque of the Volkswagen Group, which now also owns the Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, SEAT, and Škoda marques and the truck manufacturer Scania.

Volkswagen means "people's car" in German, where it is pronounced -deˈfɔlksˌvaːɡən. Its current tagline or slogan is Das Auto (in English The Car).

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