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54 production models

26 discontinued models

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The history of the “People's Car”, Volkswagen, begins on May 28th 1937 when the “Geselschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagen mbH” company is created. A year later it is renamed into “Volkswagenwerk GmbH” has it's headquarters established in Wolfsburg, a city especially created for the workers on the Volkswagen plant that are going to mass produce Hitler's dream car for the average German, designed by Ferdinand Porsche.

But Hitler's plans weren't going to materialize because WWII started and the plant switched production to armaments and the vehicles under the VW logo went to the army of the Third Reich. After the war, the plant at Wolfsburg went under Allied control, British to be specific, and under the supervision of Major Ivan Hirst, Volkswagen began the mass production of the Type 1, or the Beetle as it would come to be known throughout the world.

Initial sales abroad were disastrous, but through clever advertising, the Beetle gained popularity with the young crowd and from 1945 to 1955 numbers reached the 1 million mark. Meanwhile, sometime at the end of the 40s, Volkswagen also introduced the Type 2, a people carrier, known as the “VW Bully”.

Even through the 60s and 70s, the Beetle manages to stay on top of sales, despite the fact that it was becoming obsolete. Reliability, easy maintenance and reduced fuel consumption made the car remain a consumer favorite. On February 17th 1972, Volkswagen celebrated selling over 15 million units of the Beetle sold, thus surpassing the Ford Model T as the most popular car in the world, a title which it still holds to this day.

Despite the success it had with the Beetle, by the beginning of the 70s, Volkswagen AG was in dire need of new models to replace the aging Beetle. The help came from Audi/Auto Union, which WV had bought back in the sixties. They brought with them the knowledge for front-wheel drive vehicles and water-cooled engines.

In 1974, the first Golf rolls out of the factory's door and becomes and instant hit. Marketed as the Rabbit in the United States and Canada, it was responsible for putting Volkswagen back on the map. That same year, a more sporty model, the Scirocco makes it's way onto the Volkswagen line up. For the smaller car market, the German car maker came up with the Polo in 1976, which was quite popular throughout Western Europe.

The next decade saw Volkswagen trying to improve their products with new generations of all the older models and expanding their influence by taking over Spanish manufacturer Seat and the Czech-based Skoda Auto.

As the 90s rolled in, VW-owned Audi became a direct competitor for BMW and Mercedes-Benz with products designed for a more pretentious market. This left a void in the general market which Volkswagen now tried to fill. The third generation vehicles now came with better quality and standards. Gradually, new luxury models were introduced, like the Touareg, a premium off-road vehicle.

In the last decade, Volkswagen has been busy trying to set records when it comes to CO2 emissions and fuel-efficient technologies. This applies to their normal engines, running on gas and diesel, but they are also developing hybrids.
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production models:
sort:yearname
VOLKSWAGEN Jetta / Vento / Bora specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Jetta / Vento / Bora

sedans

Gasoline · Diesel · Natural gas · Hybrid gasoline

9 generations

2021 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Golf R specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Golf R

hatchbacks

Gasoline

9 generations

2021 - present
VOLKSWAGEN T-Roc Cabriolet specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN T-Roc Cabriolet

suvs

Gasoline ·

2 generations

2021 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Golf R Variant specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Golf R Variant

wagons

Gasoline

3 generations

2021 - present
VOLKSWAGEN T-Roc specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN T-Roc

suvs

Gasoline · Diesel

2 generations

2021 - present
VOLKSWAGEN T-Roc R specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN T-Roc R

suvs

Gasoline ·

2 generations

2021 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Polo 5 Doors specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Polo 5 Doors

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

11 generations

2021 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Tiguan Allspace specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Tiguan Allspace

suvs

Gasoline · Diesel

2 generations

2021 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Arteon specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Arteon

sedans

Diesel · Gasoline · Hybrid gasoline

3 generations

2020 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Golf Variant specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Golf Variant

wagons

Gasoline · Diesel · Natural gas · Mild hybrid

7 generations

2020 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Tiguan specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Tiguan

suvs

Gasoline · Diesel

5 generations

2021 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Golf Alltrack specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Golf Alltrack

wagons

Diesel · Gasoline · Mild hybrid

3 generations

2020 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Golf GTI / GTD / GTE specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Golf GTI / GTD / GTE

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel · Mild hybrid · Hybrid

19 generations

2020 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Touareg specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Touareg

suvs

Diesel · Gasoline · Hybrid

5 generations

2018 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Golf 5 Doors specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Golf 5 Doors

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel · Natural gas · Hybrid

11 generations

2019 - present
VOLKSWAGEN e-UP! specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN e-UP!

hatchbacks

Electric

2 generations

2019 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Atlas specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Atlas

suvs

Gasoline

2 generations

2020 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Passat Variant specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Passat Variant

wagons

Gasoline · Diesel · Natural gas

10 generations

2019 - present

2 generations

2019 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Passat GTE specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Passat GTE

sedans

Hybrid · Hybrid gasoline

2 generations

2019 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Passat Alltrack specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Passat Alltrack

wagons

Gasoline · Diesel

3 generations

2019 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Passat specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Passat

sedans

Gasoline · Natural gas · Diesel

12 generations

2019 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Golf 3 Doors specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Golf 3 Doors

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel · Natural gas

8 generations

2017 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Polo GTI specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Polo GTI

hatchbacks

Gasoline

4 generations

2017 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Golf Sportsvan specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Golf Sportsvan

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

2 generations

2017 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Cross UP! specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Cross UP!

hatchbacks

Gasoline

2 generations

2016 - present
VOLKSWAGEN up! specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN up!

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Natural gas

4 generations

2016 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Amarok specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Amarok

trucks

Diesel · Gasoline

3 generations

2016 - present
VOLKSWAGEN e-Golf specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN e-Golf

hatchbacks

Electric

2 generations

2016 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Caddy specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Caddy

vans

Gasoline · Diesel · Natural gas

3 generations

2020 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Touran specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Touran

vans

Gasoline · Diesel · Hybrid · Natural gas

6 generations

2015 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Scirocco specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Scirocco

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

4 generations

2014 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Gol specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Gol

hatchbacks

Ethanol

2 generations

2014 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Scirocco R specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Scirocco R

coupes

Gasoline

2 generations

2014 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Sharan specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Sharan

vans

Gasoline · Diesel

3 generations

2010 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Polo Sedan specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Polo Sedan

sedans

Gasoline · Diesel

2 generations

2010 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Taigo specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Taigo

suvs

Gasoline

1 generation

2021 - present
VOLKSWAGEN ID.4 specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN ID.4

suvs

Electric

2 generations

2021 - present
VOLKSWAGEN ID. Buzz specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN ID. Buzz

vans

Electric

1 generation

2023 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Tiguan (US) specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Tiguan (US)

suvs

Gasoline

1 generation

2021 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Polo BlueGT specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Polo BlueGT

hatchbacks

Gasoline

1 generation

2013 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Arteon Shooting Brake specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Arteon Shooting Brake

wagons

Hybrid gasoline · Gasoline

2 generations

2020 - present

1 generation

2015 - present
VOLKSWAGEN ID.5 GTX specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN ID.5 GTX

suvs

Electric

1 generation

2021 - present
VOLKSWAGEN ID.5 specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN ID.5

suvs

Electric

1 generation

2021 - present
VOLKSWAGEN ID.3 specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN ID.3

hatchbacks

Electric

1 generation

2020 - present

1 generation

2019 - present
VOLKSWAGEN T-Cross specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN T-Cross

suvs

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

2018 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Touareg R specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Touareg R

suvs

Hybrid

1 generation

2020 - present
VOLKSWAGEN up! GTI specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN up! GTI

hatchbacks

Gasoline

1 generation

2018 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Transporter Kombi specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Transporter Kombi

vans

Diesel · Gasoline

1 generation

2015 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Jetta GLI specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Jetta GLI

sedans

Gasoline

1 generation

2021 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Nivus specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Nivus

suvs

Gasoline

1 generation

2020 - present
VOLKSWAGEN Vento specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Vento

sedans

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

2010 - present
 
discontinued models:
sort:yearname
VOLKSWAGEN Ameo specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Ameo

sedans

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

2016 - 2020
VOLKSWAGEN Beetle specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Beetle

coupes

Gasoline · Diesel

7 generations

2016 - 2019
VOLKSWAGEN Beetle Cabrio specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Beetle Cabrio

convertibles

Gasoline · Diesel

4 generations

2016 - 2019
VOLKSWAGEN CC specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN CC

sedans

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

2012 - 2017
VOLKSWAGEN Corrado specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Corrado

hatchbacks

Gasoline

1 generation

1989 - 1995
VOLKSWAGEN Derby specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Derby

hatchbacks

Gasoline

1 generation

1977 - 1981
VOLKSWAGEN Eos specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Eos

convertibles

Diesel · Gasoline

2 generations

2011 - 2016
VOLKSWAGEN Fox specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Fox

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

2005 - 2009
VOLKSWAGEN Golf Cabrio specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Golf Cabrio

convertibles

Gasoline · Diesel

4 generations

2015 - 2016
VOLKSWAGEN Golf GTI cabrio specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Golf GTI cabrio

convertibles

Gasoline

1 generation

2012 - 2015
VOLKSWAGEN Golf Plus specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Golf Plus

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

2 generations

2008 - 2013
VOLKSWAGEN Golf R Cabrio specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Golf R Cabrio

convertibles

Gasoline

1 generation

2013 - 2017
VOLKSWAGEN Lavida (China) specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Lavida (China)

sedans

Gasoline

1 generation

2008 - 2012
VOLKSWAGEN Lupo specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Lupo

hatchbacks

Diesel · Gasoline

3 generations

2002 - 2005
VOLKSWAGEN Multivan specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Multivan

vans

Diesel · Gasoline

1 generation

2003 - 2015
VOLKSWAGEN Passat 3 Doors specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Passat 3 Doors

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

1973 - 1981
VOLKSWAGEN Passat Hatchback specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Passat Hatchback

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

1981 - 1987
VOLKSWAGEN Passat R specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Passat R

sedans

Gasoline

2 generations

2008 - 2010
VOLKSWAGEN Phaeton specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Phaeton

sedans

Diesel · Gasoline

3 generations

2010 - 2016
VOLKSWAGEN Pointer specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Pointer

hatchbacks

Gasoline

1 generation

1994 - 1996
VOLKSWAGEN Polo 3 Doors specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Polo 3 Doors

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

9 generations

2014 - 2017
VOLKSWAGEN Polo Coupe specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Polo Coupe

hatchbacks

Gasoline

1 generation

1982 - 1990
VOLKSWAGEN Polo Variant specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Polo Variant

wagons

Gasoline · Diesel

2 generations

2000 - 2001
VOLKSWAGEN Routan specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Routan

vans

Gasoline

1 generation

2008 - 2013
VOLKSWAGEN Santana specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN Santana

sedans

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

1982 - 1985
VOLKSWAGEN XL1 specs and photos

VOLKSWAGEN XL1

sedans

Hybrid

1 generation

2013 - 2016