Readers To Name Baby Volkswagen SUV

Volkswagen have decided to ask the public to name their new mini off-roader.

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The idea of a public vote was hatched when board members of the Wolfsburg company couldn’t agree on a suitable name. Head of VW, Wolfgang Bernhard, stated “We asked the public to name the SUV, and that’s the name we’ll use”.

Readers of Germany’s Auto Bild magazine, as well as other publications, covering fifteen European countres were given a choice of five names to choose from. These included –

Nanuk, Eskimo for small polar bear.

Namib, a desert in Namibia.

Rockton, a play on the word “rock” and its strength.

Tiguan, a combination of the words “tiger” and “iguana.”

Samun, a hot desert wind that blows in North Africa and some Arabian countries.

The incentive for voting? One lucky reader will receive a free SUV.

[Source: Auto Week]

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Readers Comments

  1. 1. 22nd April, 2008 at 00:23 by Dianne Mote

    Tiguan should be the name used for this SUV. That is the ABSOLUTE TOUGHEST looking car I’ve ever seen.

  2. 2. 22nd January, 2009 at 05:41 by ANdrea Morace

    I think the new volkswagon suv should be named nanuk. It would be an honerable choice considering the plight of the Polar bear.It saddens me greatly of there suffering and its a great name for this fantasick looking vehicle. Do it in honor of majestic creature that deserves the credit.

  3. 3. 10th July, 2009 at 02:02 by Laurie Wilkins

    It reminds me of an ocean “TURTLE” You have a “BUG” already in the family. Why not a “TURTLE” ? Very strong shell, wide front end for easy, smooth ride on land or water. Something that would be around for years!

  4. 4. 2nd April, 2010 at 18:07 by S. L. Hortman

    Since it is an Off-roader baby , I think some of all of that name is good, such as Oroaba. It’s such an awsome suv. VW Oroaba Suv


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