FILE PHOTO: A Volkswagen logo is seen as it launches its ID.6 and ID.6 CROZZ SUV at a world premiere ahead of the Shanghai Auto Show, in Shanghai, China April 18, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

Volkswagen is a German automaker launched in 1937 by the German Labor Front. The company is located in Wolfsburg, Germany, and is one of the largest automakers in the world. Volkswagen’s product line includes vehicles, such as cars, vans, trucks, and buses.
Some of Volkswagen’s most popular models include the Golf, Beetle, Passat, and Jetta. The company is known for its innovative engineering and has developed many technologies, such as the direct-shift gearbox (DSG), which is a type of dual-clutch transmission, and the BlueMotion line of vehicles, which are designed to be more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly.
In recent years, Volkswagen has faced significant controversy due to the “Dieselgate” scandal, in which the company was found to have installed software in its diesel engines that could cheat emissions tests. The scandal resulted in significant fines and legal action against Volkswagen, as well as a loss of consumer trust in the brand.

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