The Hidden Meanings of Popular Volkswagen Model Names

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While some brands name their cars boring combinations of letters and numbers, Volkswagen puts a lot of thought into choosing the right names for its models. Whether it is a classic model like the Beetle or the new Atlas SUV, here is some history behind how these names were chosen.

Atlas

The Volkswagen Atlas is named after a legendary Greek titan whose job it was to hold up the sky. The Atlas is a strong seven-passenger SUV, making it a perfect choice for this larger-than-life name.

Jetta

If the name Jetta makes you think of motion, then it is doing its job. The Jetta was based on the German word for jet stream and follows a wind motif in its design.

Tiguan

Another VW SUV is the Tiguan. This model’s name was chosen with the help of the German people through a magazine poll. From the choices Namib, Rockton, Samun, Nanuk, and Tiguan, the people chose Tiguan, which is a portmanteau of tiger and iguana — fierce and exotic.

Beetle

Perhaps the most iconic Volkswagen of all is the Beetle. Its official name was the Volkswagen Type 1, but it was quickly dubbed the Käfer, the German word for Beetle, due to its round shape. This became its official model name and what the world calls it 70 years later.

You can find all of these models new or used here at Lewisville Volkswagen in the lovely city of Volkswagen, TX. Visit us to take a test drive.

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2020 Volkswagen Atlas Named Family Car of the Year

Volkswagen Atlas Named Family Car Of The Year | Lewsiville, TX

In January 2020, Cars.com named the new Volkswagen Atlas the Family Car of the Year. Several factors determine the winner of this award, including passenger and cargo space, safety features, and crash test ratings.

The editor-in-chief of Cars.com, Jenni Newman, said of the Atlas, “The three-row SUV has a cavernous interior that can easily handle hauling kids and their car seats, and unlike many of its competitors, the Atlas has a third row that’s roomy enough for taller teens or adults. It also sports a sizable cargo area, meaning families don’t have to choose between carrying people or their stuff.”

For families in the market for a new vehicle, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas is an excellent contender. The Atlas provides comfortable seating for as many as seven passengers, and has plenty of room for car seats and cargo. Depending on your family’s needs, the Atlas is available in seven unique trims levels. Regardless of the trim level you select, the Atlas offers standard Wi-Fi® connectivity and a plentiful list of driver-assistance features.

If you want your loved ones to ride in the 2020 Family Car of the Year, bring them in for an Atlas test drive today at Lewisville Volkswagen.

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Introducing the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport | Lewisville, TX

Volkswagen recently expanded its SUV lineup when it introduced the Volkswagen Atlas three-row SUV to wide success. The Atlas family is now expanding with last October’s unveiling of the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport two-row variant of the three-row behemoth.

The new 2020 Atlas Cross Sport starts at just above $30,000 for the base S trim. In total, the Atlas Cross Sport is available across eight trim levels: S, SE, SE with Technology, SE with Technology R-Line, SEL, SEL R-Line, SEL Premium, and SEL Premium R-Line.

Under the hood of the new Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport S lurks a turbocharged inline-four engine that can crank out 235 horsepower. The front-wheel-drive SUV rides on 18-inch alloy wheels and is both guided and trailed by automatic LED lamps. Other key features include automatic windshield wipers, a 6.5-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, and safety features like blind-spot monitoring and automatic emergency braking.

Opting for a higher trim level can get you premium features like heated front seats, a larger infotainment screen, dual-zone climate control, a power hatch, remote start, adaptive cruise control, turning headlights, a heated steering wheel, memory seat settings, a panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, and an upgraded sound system.

Be sure to visit Lewisville VW for more information – and an up-close look – at the new 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

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