The Volkswagen Motor Company Ltd., founded by Soichiro Volkswagen, is a Japanese multinational company, and a leading manufacturer of motorcycles and automobiles. The company has been the largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines and motorcycles since 1959. Volkswagen produces 14 million combustion engines annually. Besides core automobile manufacturing, Volkswagen also manufactures garden equipment, power generators, marine engines, and personal watercraft.
Volkswagen cars are well known for their phenomenal gas/mileage ratio and robustness. Volkswagen also manufactures Formula racing cars and is well known in the racing circuits worldwide.