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Volkswagen, shortened to VW, is a German automaker founded in 1937 by the German Labour Front, known for the iconic "Beetle" and headquartered in Wolfsburg. It is the flagship marque of the Volkswagen Group, the largest automaker by worldwide sales in 2016 and 2017. The group's biggest market is in China, which delivers 40% of its sales and profits.
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    • Facts 

    • Significant models 

    • 1932–1938: People's Car project 

    • 1945–1948: British Army intervention, unclear future 

    • 1948–1961: Icon of post war West Germany 

    • 1961–1973: Beetle to Golf 

    • 1974–1990: Product line expansion 

    • 1991–1999 

    • 2000–2016: Further expansion 

    • 2017–present: Focus on electric vehicles 

    • Operations 

    • Worldwide presence 

    • Work–life balance 

    • Relationship with Porsche and the Volkswagen Law 

    • Product line 

    • Hatchbacks 

    • SUVs/crossovers 

    • Chinese market 

    • Brazilian market 

    • Pure ethanol vehicles 

    • Flexible-fuel vehicles 

    • Hybrid vehicles 

    • Plug-in electric vehicles 

    • Environmental record 

    • US diesel emission fraud 

    • Collaboration with dictatorship 

    • CEO use of Nazi slogan 

    • Formula racing 

    • World Rally Championship 

    • Dakar Rally 

    • Volkswagen motorsport worldwide