Volkswagen (German: [ˈfɔlksˌvaːɡn̩] (listen); English: ), shortened to VW (German: [faʊ̯ ˈveː] (listen)), is a German motor vehicle manufacturer founded in 1937 by the German Labour Front, known for the iconic Beetle and headquartered in Wolfsburg. It is the flagship brand of the Volkswagen Group, the largest car maker by worldwide sales in 2016 and 2017. The group's biggest market is in China, which delivers 40% of its sales and profits.
Popular models of Volkswagen include Golf, Jetta, Passat, Atlas, and Tiguan.
The German term Volk translates to "people", thus Volkswagen translates to "people's car".