Volkswagen Manufacturer Review
Ferdinand Porsche founded Volkswagen in May of 1937. The German automobile manufacturer now owns Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Scania, Skoda and SEAT. The auto industry in Germany at the time was heavily focused on the production of luxury vehicles when the average German citizen could barely afford to purchase a motorcycle. Believe it or not, the production of sensible and affordable family vehicles was an initiative of infamous Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. Famed engineer Ferdinand Porsche who had already designed the Mercedes 170H was selected to spearhead the project. The focus was on creating a vehicles that was fuel efficient, easy to operate, reliable and inexpensive to repair.
Production of the first Volkswagen hit a snag because of the war. It wasnt until after the war when the British took control of the area of Germany that the Volkswagen auto plant was located in that the production of the first passenger Volkswagen resumed. Major Ivan Hirst of the British military order that the production of a small affordable vehicle be resume since so many people were in need of such an vehicle at the time. The original blue prints of Ferdinand Porsche were discovered and used to start production.
The standard rounded shape compact Volkswagen was the staple of the auto manufacturer for the first years of the company. Early on the only vehicles they produced other than the traditional Volkswagen were the Volkswagen Type 2, a camper/ van, and the VW Karmann Ghia, a sports car. By 1949 Volkswagens were being exhibited and sold to the American consumer.
The current Volkswagen line up is more comprehensive now than ever before. Compact cars like the VW Golf are available in both two and four door options, along with the option of a hatchback. The Jetta satisfies consumers that prefer either a wagon, or sedan style vehicle. Recently redesigned, the Jetta is larger than competing compact cars and it is priced more affordably than ever before. 2010 marks the last year for Volkswagen’s iconic Beetle model. This leaves the Eos convertible with its retractable hardtop and the Passat sedan and wagon to round out the compact and sedan models currently offered by Volkswagen.
Volkswagen also manufactures two different crossover vehicles, the Tiguan and the Touareg. The Tiguan is the more compact of the two. The Touareg is larger boasting a six cylinder engine, the same engine used to make the Porsche Cayenne.
When it comes time to get car insurance for a Volkswagen consumers are in luck, Volkswagen superior safety ratings make them very attractive to the insurance industry. Naturally certain models will fetch a higher insurance premium than others. For instance, if you have a Volkswagen convertible your insurance will likely be pricier than a standard sedan. In addition to this, the more economical the vehicle the less your Volkswagen car insurance coverage will cost.
If you are planning on buying a new Volkswagen, or you currently drive one you may be able to get low cost Volkswagen car insurance. No two car insurance companies use the same formula to determine what your car insurance rate will be. For this reason, it is important that you request multiple car insurance quotes. Enter your zip code into the form at the top of this page to request free Volkswagen car insurance quotes so you can compare quotes and get the coverage you need at a price that you can afford.