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Many enthusiasts don't realize it but the first Volkswagen was
designed by the acclaimed automotive engineer Ferdinand Porsche
(yeah, the guy that Porsche is named after) to be a vehicle for the
common man. Throughout the 1930s large, luxury sedans were the most
popular and commonplace vehicles on the Autobahn but these behemoths
were neither affordable nor accessible to the majority of Germans.
Therefore, at the request of Hitler himself, Porsche began to design
a line of cars that were both inexpensive and reliable. The Fuehrer
conceived o the name for the new marque as being the same as the
party slogan "Joy through Strength" or KDF-wagne but the company had
to shelve its plans before it could begin production due to the
exigencies of war and the fact that the plant was badly damaged
After the war the company was offered to the British, French and
Americans but was reject by all three powers. As a result,
"Volkswagen" which is literally the "Folks' wagon," began domestic
production at the end of the 1940s its iconic Beetle. The beloved
Bug first first landed in American in 1949 and quickly became a
favorite of the masses. Due to the perfect combination of
engineering, design and marketing the Beetle surged in sales
throughout the 1960s attracting a younger, hipper demographic who
could not yet afford to the wildly popular muscle cars and large
sedans of the time. Such was the success of the VW Bug that it
managed to surpass Ford's venerated Model T in terms of volume by
the 1970s and therefore became firmly entrenched in American
automotive culture. The Seventies also witnessed the arrival of yet
two more iconic VW models: the Passat and the Golf (or Rabbit in
During the Eighties, the Rabbit replaced the Beetle as the most
valuable asset in the Volkswagen line-up while the Passat and the
Jetta would help to bolster sales throughout the decade. The
Nineties saw the re-introduction of the Beetle to the delight of
many enthusiasts as well as a redesign of the Jetta. At this time
Volkswagen also acquired a number of luxury marques such as
Lamborghini, Bugatti and Bentley which infused the companies design
with fresh talent and ideas and increased their reach into new
market segments. The 5th Gen Golf debuted in 2002 simultaneously
with the luxury-styled Touareg. Although the 80s and 90s were tough
in terms of sales for the German automaker, its sales began to
rebound in the US domestic market in the second millennium. New
models such as the Phaeton and the convertible Eos have helped VW to
reassert itself as a marque that can deliver great styling and
elegance as well as performance and reliability.
Volkswagen is one of the most venerable names in automotive
history and its no surprise that it has made a dramatic comeback in
recent years. VW has proven time and again that it can create
vehicles that inspire and instantly create a cult-following. Whether
it is the classic Beetle, the idiosyncratic but beloved Vanagon or
the tuner-inspired Golf GTI, Volkswagen is the perfect blend of
affordability, style and performance which makes it appealing to
just about everyone. At Rvinyl.com, we understand that
VW-enthusiasts and drivers won't just settle for the ordinary; they
want accessories and mods that match their tastes and preferences
and we have done our very best to bring only the most stylish and
high-quality parts and products to the table. So, whether you want
to tint your taillights, wrap your hood or add the roar of a
performance muffler we've got the tint film or aftermarket accessory
you're looking for.