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Photos Of The Day : Inside Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle Factory

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Photos Of The Day : Inside Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle Factory - autojosh

Photos Of The Day : Inside Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle Factory, Germany. 

Photos Of The Day : Inside Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle Factory - autojosh

Photos Of The Day : Inside Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle Factory - autojosh

Photos Of The Day : Inside Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle Factory - autojosh

The original Volkswagen Beetle —officially the Volkswagen Type 1 and popularly known as Ijapa (Tortoise) in Nigeria, is one of several iconic cars that ruled the Nigerian highways in the 70s and 80s.





Photos Of The Day : Inside Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle Factory - autojosh

Photos Of The Day : Inside Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle Factory - autojosh

The need for a people’s car its concept and its functional objectives were formulated by the leader of Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, who wanted a cheap, simple car to be mass-produced for his country’s new road network.

Photos Of The Day : Inside Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle Factory - autojosh

Photos Of The Day : Inside Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle Factory - autojosh

The iconic two-door, rear-engine economy car, intended for five occupants was manufactured and marketed by German automaker Volkswagen (VW) from 1938 until 2003.

Photos Of The Day : Inside Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle Factory - autojosh





In all, 21,529,464 cars were built (15,444,858 in Germany and 3.3 million manufactured in Brazil) between 1938–2003, of which 330,251 Cabriolet.

Photos Of The Day : Inside Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle Factory - autojosh

Photos Of The Day : Inside Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle Factory - autojosh

Due to its efficiency and affordability, Ijapa, known for its distinctive rounded rear-end, was a favourite amongst teachers, civil servants and the average middle class Nigerian citizenry.





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