About Volkswagen

Whether you want a sporty sedan or a roomy SUV with room for the whole family, Volkswagen is sure to have a vehicle with the features that meet your needs. Since 1937, the German automaker has produced cars and SUVs with a truly distinctive aesthetic, offering the driver a premium feel at an affordable price. By 1949 following the traumatic Second World War, more than half of Germany's passenger cars were Volkswagens.

While the U.S. and the U.K. imported VWs directly from Germany in the postwar era, Australia’s history was quite different. As a result, the Australian-made VWs are distinct from German models.

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Volkswagen facts

In the mid-1950s, Lionel W. Spencer of Regent Motors in Melbourne began importing Volkswagens as “Completely Knocked Down” (CKD) kits into Australia for local assembly and established Volkswagen (Australia) Pty Ltd, which had a unique Australian logo. In the 1960s, Aussies produced VWs with full Australian-manufactured parts but reverted back to German CKD kits from 1968-1976 to produce the Beetle and the Superbugs. Nissan bought the factory in 1976, and VW production soon ceased.

Since 1977, all new VWs in Australia have been imported.

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