Perhaps the most iconic and popular car of the brand Volkswagen - Volkswagen Beetle was born at a time when Germany was not up to the passenger cars. The country is getting ready for the conquest of the world, it stepped up its military potential. However, this did not prevent Adolf Hitler to order the release of affordable for the average German car, the development of which was entrusted to Ferdinand Porsche, founder of the eponymous car brand.
A prototype of the future of the national car was ready by 1937, and the first production batch of the model is available in two versions bodywork was released in 1938 - the two-door sedan and convertible (1949).
Already in 1945 the production of cars was reopened in defeated Germany, received the Volkswagen Beetle nickname, and in every country this name translated into the native language: Beetle in English, Kafer German, Fusca in Portuguese, Escarabajo Spanish (official car I never called "Beetle"). The plant is constantly increasing its production and already in 1955 was released millionth car.
The real hit was the Volkswagen Beetle in the 1960s: it exported more than 80 countries, including the United States, and its assembly in different years was held in Ireland, Thailand, Indonesia, South Africa, Australia, Nigeria. The car has been very popular in Latin America, local production in Brazil began in 1953, and in Mexico - in 1955.
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