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What Do the Volkswagen Car Names Mean?

“Volkswagen” is the German word for “the people’s car,” and reflects the reliability of each of its models. The meanings behind the Volkswagen models, however, are less straightforward. If you’ve always wondered about the origins of Tiguan or Jetta, read on! Reeves Volkswagen is here to shed some light on Volkswagen car names and their meanings.

Popular Volkswagen Models & Their Names

  • Golf Hatchback: The Golf gets its name from the formidable current in the Atlantic Ocean — the Gulf Stream.
  • Jetta Sedan: “Jetta” is the German word for “jet stream,” hence the Jetta sedan’s athletic performance and sleek styling.
  • Tiguan SUV: Tiguan is an amalgam of the English word “tiger” and the German world “leguan,” which translates to “iguana.”
  • Beetle Coupe & Convertible: The beloved Beetle is going out of production, but it’s still a vital part of Volkswagen history. Its bug-like body style inspired its name.
  • CC Sedan: The CC is no longer in production, but its name stands for “Comfort Coupe.”
  • Eos Convertible: The Eos convertible is also retired, but if you can find one in our used inventory, we highly suggest giving it a closer look. Its name comes from Eos, the Greek goddess of the dawn.
  • Touareg SUV: The Touareg is named after the Tuareg people of the Saharan desert. It’s a great vehicle for exploring Wesley Chapel and beyond.
2019 Volkswagen Jetta SEL Premium in titan black leather interior seating

Find Your New or Used Volkswagen at Reeves Volkswagen!

Reeves Volkswagen is proud to offer a wide selection of new, used, and certified pre-owned Volkswagen models. Contact us to schedule a test drive near Clearwater and learn more about the VW lineup and see what makes it unique. While you’re here, be sure to ask about our new vehicle specials for opportunities to save on a new VW.

Interested in learning more about the brand? Find out who owns Volkswagen today.

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Reeves Volkswagen
11337 N Florida Ave
Tampa, FL, 33612 United States
(813) 499-2247
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