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Volkswagen 3D models represent a German automotive brand, one of many owned by the Volkswagen AG concern. Under this brand in 2007, 5 million 20 thousand cars were sold. Headquarters – in Wolfsburg. There is also Avtomuzey Volkswagen.
The history of the Volkswagen concern began in the autumn of 1933 in one of the halls of the Kaiserhof hotel in Berlin. There were three interlocutors: Adolf Hitler, Jacob Werlin, representative of Daimler-Benz, and Ferdinand Porsche. Hitler made a demand: to create a strong and reliable car worth no more than 1,000 Reichsmarks for all German people. Also, the car was supposed to be assembled at the new plant, which embodies the new Germany. The designer who would be responsible for the execution of the government order become Ferdinand Porsche. The future car was called “Volks-Wagen” (“people’s car”).
On January 17, 1934, Ferdinand Porsche forwarded the drawings of the prototype of the “people’s car,” created on the basis of the previously developed Porsche Type 60, to the German Reich Chancellery.
On May 28, 1937, Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens GmbH (Limited Liability Company for the Preparation of the German National Car) was founded and, later, on September 16, 1938, renamed to Volkswagenwerk GmbH.
On May 26, 1938, the first stone was laid on the construction of a Volkswagen plant near the city of Fallersleben. In ceremonial speech, Hitler voiced the name of the future “people’s car” – KdF-Wagen, named after KdF (Kraft durch Freude) – a Nazi public organization that invested about 50 million Reichsmarks in the construction of the plant. In the same year, the construction of a campus was started for the residence of those who worked at the Volkswagen plant – Stadt des KdF-Wagens. In 1945, the name was changed to Wolfsburg (after the nearby Wolfsburg Castle).
After the war, the company fell under the control of the British, in whose zone of occupation was Wolfsburg. In the fall of 1945, British authorities handed over an order for 20 thousand cars to the plant. But only almost ten years later began mass production of the car in its original modification. In 1947, Volkswagen was exhibited at the export fair in Hannover and attracted a lot of attention. The plant received the first overseas order from the Netherlands for a thousand cars, and in 1948 orders began to arrive from Switzerland, Belgium, Sweden and other countries.
The forerunner of the new generation of VW cars is considered the front-wheel-drive VW Passat, released in 1973.
The VW Golf I model, which appeared in 1974, turned out to be the most successful: a modern, economical, reliable. VW Golf marked a new stage of competition in the production of compact cars, which became almost officially called “golf class”.
Nowadays Volkswagen is a very popular car brand. The prices are not very expensive and the quality is good.