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Volkswagen Trim Levels, Configurations, Pros vs Cons

About Volkswagen

  • 1937: VW founded in Germany, tasked with creating the "People's Car" - the Beetle is born!

  • 1938: First Beetle produced, sparking VW's auto making journey. And they're off!

  • 1945: Post WWII, British Military takes over VW. Beetle production resumes, driving recovery.

  • 1950s: VW expands with the Bus, Karmann Ghia. Gaining global fans!

  • 1960s: VW Type 3 arrives, Beetle becomes world's best seller. Total domination!

  • 1970s: The Golf (Rabbit) and Passat modernize VW's style and efficiency. Streamlined for the 70s.

  • 1980s: Jetta, Polo and Syncro AWD system make their debut. Punching above their weight!

  • 1990s: New Beetle, Touareg, plus acquiring Audi, Bentley and Bugatti. Luxury and nostalgia collide!

  • 2000s: Golf Mk5 and Passat B6 amp up performance and safety. Sporty and secure!

  • 2010s: Emissions scandal hits, but hits like Golf Mk7 and Tiguan connect. Electric models e-Golf and ID.3 test the waters.

  • 2020s: More EVs coming down the pipeline, kicking off with the ID.4 SUV. Doubling down on electric.