What Do The Volkswagen Model Names Mean?

December 20th, 2017 by

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At Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles, we’ve got a wide inventory of vehicles with distinct names in our Sterling 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: Originally dubbed the Volkswagen Type 1, this iconic car received its current name from its unique shape resembling the bug.
  • CC: This acronym stands for “Comfort Coupe.”
  • Eos: The Greek goddess for dawn is the namesake for this convertible that offers unbeatable views of the sky.
  • Golf: Many VW names come from natural occurrences, and the Golf is named for the Gulf Stream.
  • Jetta: Hinting at its sporty performance, this name translates to “jet stream.”
  • Tiguan: The family-friendly SUV takes its name from a combination of the words “tiger” and “leguan”, which means “iguana” in German. Compare it to the Volkswagen Atlas, a vehicle which takes its name from a Greek legend!
  • Touareg: Encouraging new destinations, this SUV was named after the nomadic Tuareg people of the Saharan desert, who were a tribe of nomads.

Find Your New Volkswagen Vehicle Today

At Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles, we have a great selection of new and used Volkswagen models for drivers from Dulles to Alexandria and throughout the surrounding areas. Contact us to schedule a visit to our showroom, so you can test drive these Volkswagen models and learn about how to finance a new VW.

Our Current VW Specials

  • *Partner Program:

    Receive an additional $500 OFF our Website “Sale Price”; If you’re an employee or retiree of a VWoA business partner or an immediate family member who resides in the same household! Please visit our Partner Program Page, or contact either your HR Department or the Sales Department for further Qualifications. NOT APPLICABLE towards the VW Golf R, or New ’15/’16 TDI vehicles. Visit the VW Partner Program page to check eligibility!

    *College Grad:

    Receive a minimum of $500 OFF and financing; if you are graduating within the next six months or have graduated within the past 24 months! Please visit our College Grad Page, and contact the Sales Department for further Qualifications. While the program applies to all Used & New ’17, & ’18 Model Years, the $500 Bonus is ONLY APPLICABLE towards New Vehicles. NOT APPLICABLE towards the VW Golf R.

    *Military / 1st Responder:

    Receive an additional $500 OFF our Website “Sale Price”; if you are an Active Duty, Veteran, or a Retiree of the US Military, OR a Police Officer, Sheriff/Sheriff’s Deputy, Correctional Officer, State Trooper, Federal Law Enforcement Officer, Firefighter, EMT, or a Paramedics. Please visit our Military & First Responders Page or contact the Sales Department for further Qualifications. NOT APPLICABLE towards the Golf R!

    ALL PROGRAMS CAN BE COMBINED!

  • *Partner Program:

    Receive an additional $500 OFF our Website “Sale Price”; If you’re an employee or retiree of a VWoA business partner or an immediate family member who resides in the same household! Please visit our Partner Program Page, or contact either your HR Department or the Sales Department for further Qualifications. NOT APPLICABLE towards the VW Golf R, or New ’15/’16 TDI vehicles. Visit the VW Partner Program page to check eligibility!

    *College Grad:

    Receive a minimum of $500 OFF and financing; if you are graduating within the next six months or have graduated within the past 24 months! Please visit our College Grad Page, and contact the Sales Department for further Qualifications. While the program applies to all Used & New ’17, & ’18 Model Years, the $500 Bonus is ONLY APPLICABLE towards New Vehicles. NOT APPLICABLE towards the VW Golf R.

    *Military / 1st Responder:

    Receive an additional $500 OFF our Website “Sale Price”; if you are an Active Duty, Veteran, or a Retiree of the US Military, OR a Police Officer, Sheriff/Sheriff’s Deputy, Correctional Officer, State Trooper, Federal Law Enforcement Officer, Firefighter, EMT, or a Paramedics. Please visit our Military & First Responders Page or contact the Sales Department for further Qualifications. NOT APPLICABLE towards the Golf R!

    ALL PROGRAMS CAN BE COMBINED!

  • *Partner Program:

    Receive an additional $500 OFF our Website “Sale Price”; If you’re an employee or retiree of a VWoA business partner or an immediate family member who resides in the same household! Please visit our Partner Program Page, or contact either your HR Department or the Sales Department for further Qualifications. NOT APPLICABLE towards the VW Golf R, or New ’15/’16 TDI vehicles. Visit the VW Partner Program page to check eligibility!

    *College Grad:

    Receive a minimum of $500 OFF and financing; if you are graduating within the next six months or have graduated within the past 24 months! Please visit our College Grad Page, and contact the Sales Department for further Qualifications. While the program applies to all Used & New ’17, & ’18 Model Years, the $500 Bonus is ONLY APPLICABLE towards New Vehicles. NOT APPLICABLE towards the VW Golf R.

    *Military / 1st Responder:

    Receive an additional $500 OFF our Website “Sale Price”; if you are an Active Duty, Veteran, or a Retiree of the US Military, OR a Police Officer, Sheriff/Sheriff’s Deputy, Correctional Officer, State Trooper, Federal Law Enforcement Officer, Firefighter, EMT, or a Paramedics. Please visit our Military & First Responders Page or contact the Sales Department for further Qualifications. NOT APPLICABLE towards the Golf R!

    ALL PROGRAMS CAN BE COMBINED!

  • *Partner Program:

    Receive an additional $500 OFF our Website “Sale Price”; If you’re an employee or retiree of a VWoA business partner or an immediate family member who resides in the same household! Please visit our Partner Program Page, or contact either your HR Department or the Sales Department for further Qualifications. NOT APPLICABLE towards the VW Golf R, or New ’15/’16 TDI vehicles. Visit the VW Partner Program page to check eligibility!

    *College Grad:

    Receive a minimum of $500 OFF and financing; if you are graduating within the next six months or have graduated within the past 24 months! Please visit our College Grad Page, and contact the Sales Department for further Qualifications. While the program applies to all Used & New ’17, & ’18 Model Years, the $500 Bonus is ONLY APPLICABLE towards New Vehicles. NOT APPLICABLE towards the VW Golf R.

    *Military / 1st Responder:

    Receive an additional $500 OFF our Website “Sale Price”; if you are an Active Duty, Veteran, or a Retiree of the US Military, OR a Police Officer, Sheriff/Sheriff’s Deputy, Correctional Officer, State Trooper, Federal Law Enforcement Officer, Firefighter, EMT, or a Paramedics. Please visit our Military & First Responders Page or contact the Sales Department for further Qualifications. NOT APPLICABLE towards the Golf R!

    ALL PROGRAMS CAN BE COMBINED!

  • *Partner Program:

    Receive an additional $500 OFF our Website “Sale Price”; If you’re an employee or retiree of a VWoA business partner or an immediate family member who resides in the same household! Please visit our Partner Program Page, or contact either your HR Department or the Sales Department for further Qualifications. NOT APPLICABLE towards the VW Golf R, or New ’15/’16 TDI vehicles. Visit the VW Partner Program page to check eligibility!

    *College Grad:

    Receive a minimum of $500 OFF and financing; if you are graduating within the next six months or have graduated within the past 24 months! Please visit our College Grad Page, and contact the Sales Department for further Qualifications. While the program applies to all Used & New ’17, & ’18 Model Years, the $500 Bonus is ONLY APPLICABLE towards New Vehicles. NOT APPLICABLE towards the VW Golf R.

    *Military / 1st Responder:

    Receive an additional $500 OFF our Website “Sale Price”; if you are an Active Duty, Veteran, or a Retiree of the US Military, OR a Police Officer, Sheriff/Sheriff’s Deputy, Correctional Officer, State Trooper, Federal Law Enforcement Officer, Firefighter, EMT, or a Paramedics. Please visit our Military & First Responders Page or contact the Sales Department for further Qualifications. NOT APPLICABLE towards the Golf R!

    ALL PROGRAMS CAN BE COMBINED!

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