Volkswagen is a German automaker established in 1937. It is also the flagship marque of the Volkswagen Group, the largest automaker in the world. The company was founded by the German Labor Front in 1937 as a manufacturer of people’s cars since most Germans in the 1930s can’t afford cars. Volkswagen translates to “people’s car” in German. Since then, the company has produced a wide variety of vehicles from military vehicles to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles which they sell worldwide.