The Fascinating Stories of Volkswagen Model Names

The Fascinating Stories of Volkswagen Model Names

The Volkswagen lineup at Gossett Volkswagen of Germantown has many unique, memorable model names. But how did the automaker come up with the monikers of your favorite vehicles? Here’s a quick look at some of the most memorable Volkswagen model names and their origins.

Volkswagen Atlas Name

No, the VW Atlas doesn’t get its name from a book of road maps. It’s based on the muscular Greek titan — a fitting name for such a burly SUV. You don’t need an Atlas to drive the Atlas, either. With smartphone connectivity or built-in navigation, it’s easy to know where you’re going.

Volkswagen Golf Name

Another model name easily misunderstood, the VW Golf isn’t named after the sport, though its true origins are unclear. One of the most popular theories is that the Golf, along with other Volkswagen models like the Jetta and Polo, are named after winds.

Volkswagen Taos Name

If you’ve ever visited the Southwest, you may recognize the Taos city in New Mexico. It’s a gorgeous area of the state and a meaningful place for the native peoples who live there.

You can find the whole lineup of uniquely named VW sedans and SUVs for sale here in Memphis, Tennessee, at Gossett Volkswagen of Germantown.

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