Manufacturers like Fiat, Citroen and of course Volkswagen achieved great success post-WWII with their idea of people's cars.
They were quirky, but that didn't stop people from buying them.
The car that triumphed over the Mercedes-Benz 130H!
The Beetle may have also had its engine at the wrong end and dubious road-holding qualities, but it was reliable, easy to maintain, cheap to run and built to last.
And unlike the 130H, it was more endearing to look at!
Over 21 million units of the Beetle were manufactured till production ceased in 2003.
Image: The millionth VW Volkswagen, whose chrome parts were loaded with edged glass beads.
Text: Business Standard
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