See how some of the most iconic Volkswagens compare to the modern counterparts.

Volkswagen was founded in 1937, but it wasn't until 1949 that the first examples arrived in the U.S. thanks to Dutch businessman Ben Pon who had privately imported two 1949 Beetles to New York. Although It would be another six years before Volkswagen of America officially sold cars here, VW used the 2019 L.A. Auto Show to celebrate its 70th anniversary in North America. From its basic beginnings with the Beetle and Type 2 Bus through sportier offerings in the '70s and '80s, here's a look at some of the more important vehicles from VW's first 70 years as well as some of the modern vehicles they have gone onto inspire.

Source: Motorious