The “Kommisbrot” (a German nickname which means a loaf of military bread) was designed by two young Engineers who had no previous automobile experience. They sold their prototype and drawings to Hanomag, a powerful German Company that specialized in locomotives and large engines.
The 16,000 Kommissbrots represent at least 2/3 of the prewar production. After the war, millions of cars were be manufactured by Volkswagen, Renault, Hillman, Fiat, etc. It was the first "people's car" with a rear engine.