As of 2015, some of the different models of vehicles manufactured by Volkswagen include Beetle, Jetta, Golf, Tiguan and Touareg. Other Volkswagen models available in the United States include the Eos, Passat and CC. Volkswagen also produces numerous other models that are available outside of the United States, such as The Up!, Polo, Phaeton, Scirocco and California.
The Volkswagen Beetle, technically known as the New Beetle, is available in standard and convertible models. The New Beetle has been in production since 1998, while the original Beetle was in production from 1938 to 2003. The Beetle, Golf and Passat models all rank among the top ten best-selling automobiles of all time.
Volkswagen produces a variety of different models of the Golf hatchback, including the Golf GTI, Golf R and e-Golf electric car. The company also manufactures the Golf SportWagen. The company manufactures sedans, compacts, wagons and SUVs. The Volkswagen Tiguan is advertised as the company's sporty SUV, while the Touareg is advertised as the premium SUV. In addition to the Beetle convertible, the Eos is the only other convertible the company produces.
Established in 1937, Volkswagen is the second largest automobile manufacturer in the world, behind only Toyota. The company's name translates as the people's car in German, while its "Das Auto" marketing slogan translates as The Car.