What do the Volkswagen Model Names Mean?

By Volkswagen Santa Monica | Posted in Stories of Interest, Uncategorized, Volkswagen Beetle, Volkswagen CC, Volkswagen Eos, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen News, Volkswagen Tiguan, Volkswagen Touareg on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 at 6:04 pm
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At Volkswagen Santa Monica, we’ve got a wide inventory of vehicles with distinct names in our Venice area showroom, but what do they mean? Volkswagen, itself, means “the people’s car” in German, and speaks to the popularity of this brand. Many of the current model names also have interesting, unique meanings:

  • Beetle: This iconic VW vehicle received its current name from its unique shape resembling the bug — although most don’t know it was originally called the Volkswagen Type 1.

  • CC: The recently retired VW CC is one of the more straightforward VW names, meaning “Comfort Coupe”.

  • Eos: This convertible is named after the Greek goddess for dawn, since the convertible offers unbeatable views of our mountainous skyline.

  • Golf: The Golf is named for the natural occurring Gulf Stream.

  • Jetta: This name translates to “jet stream,” hinting at its sporty performance.

  • Tiguan: This spacious SUV’s name comes from a combo of “tiger” and “leguan”, which means “iguana” in German.

  • Touareg: This VW SUV was named after the nomadic Tuareg people of the Saharan desert — encouraging you to go on adventures to new destinations.

Find the Volkswagen That Best Fits You

At Volkswagen Santa Monica, we have a great selection of new and used Volkswagen models for drivers from Culver City to Silver Lake and throughout the surrounding LA areas. Contact us to schedule a visit to our showroom, so you can test drive these Volkswagen models and learn about how to finance your new vehicle.

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