From World War II To “The Force” And Beyond: The History of Volkswagen in 2 Minutes

Watch how Volkswagon’s famous wheels have been parked at the front of many important moments in world history.

You probably know it by its cute names–the Volkswagon Bug or Beetle–but the so-called “People’s Car” was originally developed by a special division of Hitler’s Third Reich. While that’s a piece of history the brand would like to forget, the little auto that could survived the war, and two decades later, an unforgettable ad campaign in the 1960s brought the Volkswagen zooming into the future. Watch how VW evolved from German family leisure car to iconic hippie symbol to Super Bowl ad fodder. The force is strong in this one!


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