Volkswagen is one of the world's large volume automakers, known for sporty cars that emphasize German engineering. The company has its sights set on becoming the world's largest automaker by 2018, and it's pursuing that goal aggressively, thanks to its new plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Volkswagen means "people's car" in German, and that's a title the company has worn quite well. The Beetle, Passat, and Golf, all of which are still currently in production, are among the top 10 best-selling cars of all time. In 2011, Volkswagen was named one of the top 25 global companies by Forbes.