Description
Description

Volkswagen, often abbreviated as VW, is a prominent German car manufacturer renowned for its range of vehicles that blend quality, reliability, and efficient design. Known for iconic models like the Beetle and the Golf, VW has a reputation for engineering cars that are both functional and fun to drive. A unique feature of VW is their commitment to precision and durability, with a focus on safety and innovative technology.

The brand caters to various needs, offering compact cars, family-friendly SUVs, and even commercial vehicles. With an increasing shift towards sustainability, VW is also making strides in electric mobility, evident in their ID series.

History
History

Volkswagen, meaning "people's car" in German, was founded in the 1930s with the goal of creating affordable and reliable transportation for the masses. Their iconic Beetle became a symbol of this vision, gaining worldwide fame for its unique design and affordability. Post-World War II, VW saw significant growth and international expansion, solidifying its reputation with models like the Golf and Passat.

The latter part of the 20th century saw Volkswagen acquiring other brands, becoming a major global automotive group. Despite facing some scandals, VW has remained a key player in the auto industry, known for its commitment to quality and innovation.

Future
Future

Volkswagen is likely to steer towards sustainability, with a strong push into electric vehicles, as seen with their ID series. Embracing contemporary trends, they might expand their electric lineup, aiming for a cleaner, greener image. Tech-wise, expect VW to incorporate more advanced features like autonomous driving, enhanced connectivity, and smarter infotainment systems, reflecting a digital-forward approach.

Design-wise, vehicles could become more aerodynamic and user-centric, maintaining VW's signature blend of functionality and style. Culturally, Volkswagen might focus on becoming synonymous with eco-conscious driving, aligning with the growing public concern for the environment while continuing to provide accessible and innovative transportation solutions.

Common Questions
Common Questions
What are the flagship models in Volkswagen's current lineup?

Volkswagen's current flagship models include the Volkswagen Golf, renowned for its versatility and performance; the Volkswagen Passat, offering comfort and executive style; the Volkswagen Tiguan and Touareg SUVs, known for their space and technology; and the Volkswagen ID.4, an all-electric SUV representing VW's commitment to electrification and innovation.

How does Volkswagen's modular transverse matrix (MQB) platform enhance its vehicle production?

Volkswagen's MQB platform standardizes engine positioning and certain vehicle component dimensions across different models, allowing for diverse model development on a single production line. This modular approach increases manufacturing efficiency, reduces production costs, and enables the quick adaptation of new technologies across the VW model range.

What steps has Volkswagen taken to recover and rebuild trust after the emissions scandal? a

Volkswagen has initiated a comprehensive plan that includes investing heavily in electric vehicle development, overhauling its corporate governance and compliance standards, and compensating affected customers and dealers. They've also implemented more stringent emissions testing and are committed to transparency in their environmental reporting and business practices.

Transport

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4’6” | 1.37 m
6’1” | 1.85 m
13’9” | 4.19 m
2,965 lb | 1,345 kg
2009
Audi TT (2009)
137.000
185.000
419.000
1345.000
2009.00
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Audi TT (2009)
44.7” | 113.6 cm
6’8” | 2.03 m
15’8” | 4.78 m
3472 lb | 1575 kg
2011-2017
Lamborghini Aventador
113.600
203.000
478.000
1575.000
2011.00
115000
GUIDE
3D
Lamborghini Aventador
4.3’ | 1.31 m
5.4’ | 1.65 m
14’ | 4.28 m
3020 lb | 1370 kg
1993
Porsche 911 Carrera (1994)
131.000
165.000
428.000
1370.000
1993.00
GUIDE
3D
Porsche 911 Carrera (1994)
5’1” | 1.55 m
5’.5” | 1.54 m
13’4.5” | 4.08 m
1,760-1,850 lb | 800-840 kg
1967
VW Beetle Type 1
155.000
154.000
408.000
840.000
1967.00
GUIDE
3D
VW Beetle Type 1
5’2” | 1.57 m
5’8” | 1.72 m
13’7” | 4.13 m
2,712 lb | 1230 kg
1997-2011
VW New Beetle
157.000
172.000
413.000
1230.000
2011.00
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VW New Beetle
6’4” | 1.94 m
5’8” | 1.72 m
14’.5” | 4.28 m
2,310 lb | 1,047 kg
1949-Present
VW Type 2
194.000
172.000
428.000
1047.000
1949.00
GUIDE
3D
VW Type 2
2013
Volkswagen Golf (2013)
2013.00
GUIDE
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Volkswagen Golf (2013)
Volkswagen Beetle Type 1

The Volkswagen Beetle, the Type 1, is a two-door, rear-engine subcompact economy car for up to five people produced from 1938 to 2003. One of the most influential and iconic car designs in history, the Volkswagen Beetle provided an economical and simple car that could be mass-produced. The Volkswagen Beetle Type 1 concept would be updated for later generations in 1997 with the introduction of the Volkswagen New Beetle which draws heavily on the forms of the Type 1.

The Volkswagen Beetle Type 1 has a length of 13’ 4.5” (4.08 m), wheelbase of 7’ 10.5” (2.4 m), width of 5’ .5” (1.54 m), and a height of 5’1” (1.55 m).

Drawings of the Volkswagen Beetle Type 1 dimensioned in side profile, plan, front, and back
The Volkswagen Beetle, the Type 1, is a two-door, rear-engine subcompact economy car for up to five people produced from 1938 to 2003. One of the most influential and iconic car designs in history, the Volkswagen Beetle provided an economical and simple car that could be mass-produced.

The Volkswagen Beetle Type 1 has a length of 13’ 4.5” (4.08 m), wheelbase of 7’ 10.5” (2.4 m), width of 5’ .5” (1.54 m), and a height of 5’1” (1.55 m).

Drawings of the Volkswagen Beetle Type 1 dimensioned in side profile, plan, front, and back
Volkswagen Beetle Type 1
Height:
5’1” | 1.55 m
Width:
5’.5” | 1.54 m
Length:
13’4.5” | 4.08 m
Depth:
Weight:
1,760-1,850 lb | 800-840 kg
Area:

Wheelbase: 7’10.5” | 2.4 m

Model
Beetle Type 1
Automaker
Volkswagen
Year
1967

Drawings include:
Volkswagen Beetle Type 1 side elevation, front elevation, back elevation, plan

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Volkswagen New Beetle

The Volkswagen New Beetle is a two-door compact car introduced in 1997 as an update to the original iconic Volkswagen Beetle Type 1. With a form emphasizing the rounded curves of the classic Beetle, the New Beetle design modernized the look of the Beetle while also reconfiguring the engine and drive layout to the front.

The Volkswagen New Beetle is 13’7” (4.13 m) in length, has a wheelbase of 8’3” (2.52 m), a width of 5’8” (1.72 m), and height of 5’2” (1.57 m).

Dimensions of Volkswagen New Beetle documented from side, front, back, and plan drawings
The Volkswagen New Beetle is a two-door compact car introduced in 1997 as an update to the original Beetle Type 1. With a form emphasizing the rounded curves of the classic, the New Beetle design modernized the look of the Beetle while also reconfiguring the engine and drive layout to the front.

The Volkswagen New Beetle is 13’7” (4.13 m) in length, has a wheelbase of 8’3” (2.52 m), a width of 5’8” (1.72 m), and height of 5’2” (1.57 m).

Dimensions of Volkswagen New Beetle documented from side, front, back, and plan drawings
Volkswagen New Beetle
Height:
5’2” | 1.57 m
Width:
5’8” | 1.72 m
Length:
13’7” | 4.13 m
Depth:
Weight:
2,712 lb | 1230 kg
Area:

Wheelbase: 8’3” | 2.52 m

Model
New Beetle
Automaker
Volkswagen
Year
1997-2011

Drawings include:
Volkswagen New Beetle side elevation, front elevation, back elevation, plan

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Volkswagen Type 2 Microbus

The Volkswagen Type 2, also known as the Transporter, Kombi, Microbus, Bus (US) or Camper (UK), is an iconic van introduced in 1949. Popularly connected to the Hippie counterculture movement of the 1960s in America, the spacious Type 2 design gave owners the ability to move large groups of people comfortably and economically even for long-distance road trips. Because of the inherent flexibility of vans and the simplicity of Volkswagen’s design, the Type 2 was large enough to live in and many people further customized both the paint on the exterior and the functionality of the interior for their own needs.

The Volkswagen Type 2 has an overall length of 14’.5” (4.28 m), wheelbase of 7’ 10.5” (2.4 m), width of 5’8” (1.72 m), and height of 6’ 4” (1.94 m).

Multiple dimensioned drawings of a Volkswagen Type 2 Microbus from the side, front, back, and top
The Volkswagen Type 2, also known as the Transporter, Kombi, Microbus, Bus (US) or Camper (UK), is an iconic van introduced in 1949. Popularly connected to the Hippie movement of the 1960s, the spacious Type 2 design allowed users to transport large groups of people comfortably and economically.

The Volkswagen Type 2 has an overall length of 14’.5” (4.28 m), wheelbase of 7’ 10.5” (2.4 m), width of 5’8” (1.72 m), and height of 6’ 4” (1.94 m).

Multiple dimensioned drawings of a Volkswagen Type 2 Microbus from the side, front, back, and top
Volkswagen Type 2 Microbus
Height:
6’4” | 1.94 m
Width:
5’8” | 1.72 m
Length:
14’.5” | 4.28 m
Depth:
Weight:
2,310 lb | 1,047 kg
Area:

Wheelbase: 7’10.5” | 2.4 m

Model
Transporter, Kombi, Microbus, Bus (US) or Camper (UK)
Make
Volkswagen
Year
1949-Present

Drawings include:
Volkswagen Type 2 side elevation, front elevation, back elevation, plan

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Audi TT (2009)

The Audi TT (2009) is a sports car built by Audi and marketed by the Volkswagen Group. It is usually available as a 2-door coupe and 2-door roadster variants with excellent driving position and supportive seats. The Audi TT (2009) has a well designed and upscale interior with a considerable amount of cargo space. It usually targets high-end consumers who prefer sophistication, performance, and style.

The Audi TT (2009) has an overall length of 13’9” (4.19 m), wheelbase of 8’1” (2.46 m), a width of 6’1” (1.85 m), and height of 4’6” (1.37 m).

Collection of measured drawings of the Audi TT (2009) with dimensions for length, wheelbase, height and width
The Audi TT (2009) is a sports car built by Audi and marketed by the Volkswagen Group. It is usually available as a 2-door coupe and 2-door roadster variants with excellent driving position and supportive seats. The Audi TT (2009) has a well designed and upscale interior.

The Audi TT (2009) has an overall length of 13’9” (4.19 m), wheelbase of 8’1” (2.46 m), a width of 6’1” (1.85 m), and height of 4’6” (1.37 m).

Collection of measured drawings of the Audi TT (2009) with dimensions for length, wheelbase, height and width
Audi TT (2009)
Height:
4’6” | 1.37 m
Width:
6’1” | 1.85 m
Length:
13’9” | 4.19 m
Depth:
Weight:
2,965 lb | 1,345 kg
Area:

Wheelbase: 8’1” | 2.46 m

Model
TT (Two Door)
Automaker
Audi
Year
2009

Drawings include:
Audi TT side elevation, front, back, plan

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Karmann Gipsy

The Karmann Gipsy is a unique type of recreational vehicle (RV), known for its compact design and versatility. Developed in Germany, it is built on a Volkswagen chassis, which gives it a sturdy and reliable foundation. Unlike larger RVs, the Karmann Gipsy is more manageable in size, making it easier to drive and park, particularly in tighter spaces or on narrow roads. Its interior is efficiently designed to maximize space, typically featuring sleeping areas, a small kitchenette, and basic living amenities. The Gipsy is ideal for road trips, camping, and exploring, offering the freedom of a mobile home while maintaining a relatively small footprint. Its combination of practicality and comfort makes it a favored choice for adventurers and travel enthusiasts.

Side and front elevations of a Karmann Gipsy showing dimensions for the length and width
The Karmann Gipsy is a unique type of recreational vehicle (RV), known for its compact design and versatility. Developed in Germany, it is built on a Volkswagen chassis, which gives it a sturdy and reliable foundation. Unlike larger RVs, the Karmann Gipsy is more manageable in size.

Side and front elevations of a Karmann Gipsy showing dimensions for the length and width
Karmann Gipsy
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Width:
Length:
Depth:
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Area:
Model
Make
Year

Drawings include:
Karmann Gipsy side elevation, front

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