2. VW Beetle

Officially, the production of the VW Beetle started in 1938 and ended in 2003 during which time, more than 22 million cars were made in 14 countries around the globe. The Beetle was truly the first global car in terms of popularity, affordability, and presence.

Interestingly, the official name of VW Beetle was Volkswagen Type 1 but “The Beetle” was nickname which was globally accepted and soon used by Volkswagen in its official literature and magazine ads. Simply, the design of Type 1 was reminiscent of the beetle or bug and the name stuck.