VW Claims New Monikers for Upcoming Vehicles

VW’s latest model names inspired by Greek mythology, heavy metal, and monstrous creatures.

CarBuzz recently uncovered eight fresh trademarks that have been filed by Volkswagen in several intellectual property offices within the past few weeks. The majority of these trademarks were submitted to the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA), with a couple more being filed with Mexico’s and Chile’s respective equivalents. This could suggest that these new names are intended for use on vehicles not targeted towards the North American market.

It is important to note that all information presented from this point on is based on speculation. As such, please refrain from approaching your local VW dealership for details on these potential new models as they will likely not have any information to offer. Now, let’s take a closer look at what Volkswagen has been developing behind the scenes.

Trademark registrations have been submitted for the following titles (listed alphabetically):1. “Aurora Glow”2. “Blue Horizon”3. “Cosmic Dream”4. “Dusk to Dawn”5. “Enchanted Oasis”6. “Fiesta Fiesta”7. “Golden Sunrise”8. “Harvest Moon”9. “Island Paradise”10. “Journey Beyond”11. “Kaleidoscope Sky”12. “Luminous Nights”13. “Midnight Magic”14. “Neon Fusion”15. “Ocean Breeze”16. “Paradise Falls”17. “Radiant Rays”18. “Silent Serenity”19. “Twilight Tranquility”20. “Velvet Vibes”Applications for trademark protection have been filed for the names listed below in alphabetical order:1. “Aurora Glow”2. “Blue Horizon”3. “Cosmic Dream”4. “Dusk to Dawn”5. “Enchanted Oasis”6. “Fiesta Fiesta”7. “Golden Sunrise”8. “Harvest Moon”9. “Island Paradise”10. “Journey Beyond”11. “K

According to our research, Airon does not have a definitive definition, however, the term “Ayron” is a moniker that signifies “mountain of strength.” On the other hand, Angra is a much more intriguing term as it holds various connotations. In the Portuguese language, it translates to inlet, cove, or bay. In Old Norse, it denotes feelings of grief, vexation, or distress. Furthermore, it is the name of a genus of burrowing insects and a species of fish, as well as a renowned Brazilian power metal band. Our investigation uncovered that Angra Mainyu is also the title of a malevolent spirit in the Zoroastrian belief system.

The idea behind the name Volkswagen is intriguing, however, it seems that their intentions were different when selecting it. In the mid-1980s, a company by the name of Angra Industria e Comercio de Carrocerias created a machine that was described as a fusion between a sports car and a beach buggy. This car utilized VW mechanical components and had a fiberglass exterior, raising the possibility that VW might reintroduce it in Brazil, where the original version was produced.

The other aliases lack the same compelling origin, yet let’s briefly go over their significances. Hera is a moniker derived from Greek legends, specifically belonging to the deity who presides over matrimony, femininity, and conjugal unity. Additionally, Hera is revered as a guardian of expectant mothers, indicating that it would make for a suitable title for a car meant for family use.

Tempus is a Latin term that refers to time, but it also holds significance in the Finnish, Swedish, and German languages as the word for grammatical tense. Another word, Tera, denotes a trillion, which may not seem particularly noteworthy. However, its counterpart “teratos” carries a different meaning – monster. This is intriguing because another recently trademarked name, Therion, has Greek origins and translates to wild animal or beast. Interestingly, Therion is not only associated with the biblical beast from the book of Revelation, but it is also the name of a symphonic metal band hailing from Sweden. Additionally, Therion is the genus name for a type of wasp and was once used by the ancient Greeks to refer to the Lupus constellation.

Aside from Thron (a German word for throne) and Tukan (an alternate version of the Toucan, a tropical bird), these names hold various interpretations. However, what stands out to us is the recurring association with Greek mythology, scientific naming conventions, and bands in the rock music genre.

Over the years, the evolution of VW names has been heavily influenced by a mix of Greek terms and appellations. However, German vocabulary, peculiar combinations (both devised by customers and internally), and geographical features have also played a role in naming models. In addition, VW has a fondness for using wind-related names, such as the popular Golf GTI which derived the first part of its moniker from the powerful Gulf Stream current.

Foreseeing the potential usage of these titles is a daunting task (if they are even utilized at all). However, considering that a majority of VW’s crossovers and SUVs share a common starting letter T in their name (although not all), it is plausible to presume that these names will not be seen on sedans or hatchbacks.

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