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Translated from German as "the people's car," that's what Volkswagen has exemplified during its long, checkered and yet proud history as a global brand. Launched as a populist platform in pre-war Germany, Volkswagen became a very important element of West German regeneration after World War II, both economically and symbolically. Volkswagen began selling cars in the United States in the mid-Fifties. The Type 1 (not officially called "Beetle" until decades later) became a smash success in America, with its distinctive ladybug shape, engine in the rear, and a Madison Avenue advertising campaign that catered to young American sophisticates with clever pitches. The "Bug" became associated with cultural touchpoints from the Sixties war-protest movement to Disney's Lovebug movies. After phasing out the Beetle in the early Seventies, VW's next global car was the Golf, a sprite subcompact that it eventually built and sold as the Rabbit in the U.S. It never became a huge hit with American consumers. Consequently, Volkswagen spent the next couple of decades trying to recover momentum with new models, always in the mold of lively, affordable, reliable little cars benefiting from sound German engineering, including Jetta and Passat. VW also revived the Beetle several years ago, re-establishing it as a significant niche product -- far from its populist origins.

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This Is the World's Fastest Volkswagen Beetle, and It Just Hit 205 Miles Per Hour
September 21, 2016 
I thought my Aston Martin reached a pretty good speed on the Bonneville Salt Flats, until I read about this Volkswagen Beetle.   Read more
Data Collection for Self-Driving Cars Could Be Risking Your Privacy
September 21, 2016 
In the race to put self-driving cars on the road, many automakers are using data gathered from our cars to further the technology.   Read more
Your Automatic Braking System Might Not Stop Your Car
September 20, 2016 
AAA did some research into automatic braking systems and found that different versions perform differently -- and not always as intended.   Read more
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