Volkswagen Group of America is the US sales arm of Volkswagen AG (VW), Europe's largest automaker. The company sells Volkswagen and AUDI cars through about 1,000 dealerships in the US. Volkswagen Group of America also handles other VW brands, including Bentley, Tiguan, and Lamborghini, in North America. In addition, it offers leasing and financing through its subsidiary VW Credit (VCI). Volkswagen of America operates research and development facilities in Arizona, California, and New Jersey. Volkswagen founded the division in the US in 1955.