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Volkswagen Corporation

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  1. Volkswagen Corporation Presented By: Nicole Bendana, Alberto DeGracia and Cameron Rowland

  2. How Volkswagen started • Thought process was thought about in 1934 by Ferdinand Porsche. • Wanted to create “peoples car” to attract the Germans to this affordable first car. • To further educate himself in automobile manufacturing, he became involved in schools and shop.

  3. How Volkswagen Started cont… • Porsche joined the carriage factory named Jackob Lohner & Co. • 1898, Lohner-Porsche carriage was designed. • Volkswagen was founded in 1937 • In 1938, 1st Volkswagen was made in Wolfsberg, Germany.

  4. A Brief History of the Company • Porsche had promised Adolf Hitler he would have his ideal prototype for the military. • In 1939, war broke out and Volkswagen beetles were used the military. • 2nd car theory

  5. Brief History cont… • Volkswagen is known as Volkswagen group;non-German speaking markets. • Currently fourth largest car manufacturer in the world • Only limited cars were made up until WWII. (1939)

  6. Types of Old Cars Coupe Volkswagen bus • http://oldcarandtru ckpictures.com/Volkswagen/

  7. Types of New Cars http://www.VW.com Passat Jetta New Beetle Golf

  8. Specialized Features • 1939-Air cooling rear mounted engines • Round shape, curved front windshield • More space in front luggage area • 1958-thick door pillars

  9. Specialized features cont… • air cooled engine replaced with water cooled engine • Front mounting cooling system. • Padded dashboards • Bumper and trim taken off to decrease weight and looker cleaner. • High tech gauges

  10. Other Companies Volkswagen bought into • Founded in 1931 • First collaboration with VW • Awards • British based • Bentley purchased by VW • Queen Elizabeth II

  11. Other companies cont… • Founded in 1910 • Headquarters in Ingolstadt, Bavaria • First modern Audi was the Audi 100 in 1968 • Founded in 1963 • Headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy • Competition with Ferrari

  12. Went International • 1945, Volkswagen went international. • Europe & Asia • North America and Canada • Mexico

  13. Competitors • Worlds largest automaker since 1931 • Founded in 1908 • Headquarters in Detroit, Michigan • Manufacturers its car and trucks in 33 countries. • Japanese multinational corporation • Headquarters in Toyota, Aichi, Japan • Founded in 1933 by Kiichiro Toyoda • 1st production of eight-speed automatic

  14. Competitors cont… • Americas multinational corporation • 3rd largest automaker • Based in Dearborn, Michigan • Founded by Henry Ford in 1903 • Ranked worlds most profitable corporations. • Japanese manufacturer • Name suggests engine company not a car company. • Headquarters are in Tokyo, Japan • Founded by Soichiro Honda in 1948

  15. Recommendations • Survey • Hybrid vehicle • Advertisement • Customize your car • Decrease sales price New Hybrid vehicle

  16. Conclusion • Decades of experience in a wide variety of automobiles • 4th largest car manufacture in the world • Develops innovative engines • In 2005 VW sold more than 2.5 million vehicles

  17. Additional Pictures