Volkswagen (German: Volkswagen) is a car manufacturer based in Wolfsburg, Germany, and a core company of the Volkswagen Group, one of the world's four largest automakers. In 2016, it ranked 7th in the Fortune Global 500.
Volks means "nationals" in German, and Wagen means "cars" in German. The full name means "national car", so it is often referred to as "VW". Taiwan is translated as Foss, Hong Kong, Macao, and the mainland is translated as Volkswagen or Fuchs, meaning "people's car." The entire automobile group produced and sold more than 9.07 million units in 2012, and the Volkswagen brand exceeded 5.74 million units.