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What Do the Volkswagen Car Names Mean?

If you’re taking a look at various Volkswagen vehicles for your next Chicago ride, you might be wondering what the Volkswagen car names actually mean. The experts at The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside are here to help you answer this and any other questions you might have about our impressive vehicle lineup. Let’s take a look at some of the Volkswagen car names in more detail below. If you have any questions about our sales or services, please contact us anytime!

History of Volkswagen Car Names

Let’s learn about the various car names for Volkswagen below. You might be surprised to learn what the name of your favorite Volkswagen vehicle means:

  • Volkswagen ID.4: The electric ID.4 is one of the latest additions to the Volkswagen lineup. The ID means intelligent design, identity, and visionary technologies.
  • Volkswagen Atlas: The midsize SUV in the Volkswagen lineup is the popular Atlas. The Atlas has enough capacity that you can seat seven, and still have enough for everyone’s luggage. Therefore, the Atlas is named after the titan who has the ability to hold the weight of the world on his shoulders.
  • Volkswagen Arteon: The Arteon is a true work of art, and has some of the most impressive lines and styling in the entire Volkswagen lineup. Therefore, the Arteon is named after the latin, “Artem”, which means art.
  • Volkswagen Golf: The Golf is named after the German word “Golfstrom”, with means Gulf Stream. The Jetta and Passat are also named after works of mother nature.
  • Volkswagen Jetta: The Jetta gets its name from the German word for “Jet Stream.”
  • Volkswagen Passat: Passat means “trade winds” in German, and is where this vehicle’s name is derived.
  • Volkswagen Tiguan: The word Tiguan is actually a combination of tiger and leguan, which mean tiger and iguana in German.
  • Volkswagen Taos: The Taos is one of the newest crossovers in the lineup, and is derived from the small town of Taos, New Mexico. It’s also worth noting that is was first released in China under the Tharu name.

Where Does the Name Volkswagen Come From?

Now that you know where all the Volkswagen car names come from, it’s worth learning where the brand’s actual name comes from. Volkswagen actually means “people’s car” in German, as the company strives to live up to its namesake. They want to make sure they have a vehicle that will meet the expectations of all LaGrange drivers. So, whether you want your next vehicle to be an EV or a spacious mid-size SUV, Volkswagen has a vehicle for you!

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