Originally founded in 1937 by the German Labour Front, Volkswagen set out to design a car for the masses; a people’s car. Up until this point, most cars were built only for the wealthy and few could actually afford them. Adolf Hitler devised a plan for a state-sponsored Volkswagen program where a car would be made readily available and affordable to the common man. Ferdinand Porsche was chosen to pen the design for the car, which gained its distinctive shape in the wind tunnel. After WWII, sales of the Beetle utterly exploded. Selling nearly 1 million Beetles per year, and had passed the famous Ford Model T in 1972 when Beetle number 15,007,034 was sold. Presently, the New Beetle is being redesigned for a future release. VW continues to offer exceptional vehicles at pricing points the average person can afford. With models like the Golf R32, VW has created a loyal following of customers that are sure to keep the brand humming well into the future.
Volkswagen was one of the first car makers to bring the automobile to the regular person. Chances are that if you could drive from the 1950s to the 1970s, you owned at least one Beetle. Few brands can conjure up memories and good times like VW. These vehicles have gained a personality and become part of the family. That’s why you should trust the maintenance and care of your VW to Blackstone Auto Care Centers. Our trained technicians and courteous front staff ensure that your car is diagnosed, repaired and ready in a complete and efficient manner. So give Blackstone Auto Care Centers a call today and see why there’s no better place in Houston for your VW!