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RainRobinsons van

Rain Robinson's Volkswagen van in 1996

Volkswagen Kubelwagen

Kübelwagen produced for the German military

Volkswagen was an Earth based automobile manufacturer, originating from Germany, which has produced a variety of car types, both for civilian uses, as well as for the German military. The company name was often used as an adjective for all the types of cars they produced, such as for example the Volkswagen Beetle or the Volkswagen Type 2.

In 1996, Rain Robinson owned a Volkswagen Type 2 van. (VOY: "Future's End", "Future's End, Part II")

When Shannon Janeway passed through Indiana in 2000, she claimed she had seen the world's largest ball of string with the size of a Volkswagen. (VOY: "11:59")

In an alternate timeline, Captain Jonathan Archer encountered in 1944 a for the German military produced Volkswagen, the Kübelwagen, which accompanied the truck in which Archer was transported as a prisoner. The car was damaged when American Resistance fighters ambushed the small convoy. (ENT: "Storm Front")

By 2268, both the Beetle as well as the Kübelwagen were also in use as recreations on the planet Ekos (TOS: "Patterns of Force")

Leonard Nimoy, Zachary Quinto and William Shatner have appeared in Volkswagen commercials emphasizing their association with Star Trek. [1]

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