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What's in a name?
« on: June 08, 2019, 03:32:49 pm »
What does Tiguan mean and why was it named so? Thank you.

Also is it "Tig-u-un" or "Tig-hwan"?
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Re: What's in a name?
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2019, 04:56:29 pm »
Its a merge of two names because VW call it the powerful off-roader.

Tiger & Iguana, pronounced "Tig-wan"

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Re: What's in a name?
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2019, 06:32:53 pm »
Thank you. I wonder why they would think an Iguana is a powerful off-road creature, however? A rhinoceros or hippopotamus is much more powerful off-road, as is an elephant.
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Re: What's in a name?
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2019, 06:35:37 pm »
The tiger is the powerful bit, the iguana is the adaptable go anywhere bit.

The VW Hippophant, got a ring to it lol

They do have some weird ideas though, Sharan means "Carrier of Kings" and the Golf was names after the Gulf Stream apparently...
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Re: What's in a name?
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2019, 06:39:53 pm »
I think "Rhino" would be a very good name for an off-roader. The Rhinoceros is a formidable creature.

They could even do a "Stampede" edition.
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Re: What's in a name?
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2019, 06:41:55 pm »
Already taken though, Suzuki do that little jeep look alike thing which I believe is called the Rhino
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Re: What's in a name?
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2019, 06:46:09 pm »
Ah, good point. I do like Hippophant. Hippos are enormous, powerful and aggressive animals. Elephants are huge and strong. I'd certainly want my off-road car to be the vehicular equivalent of a Hippo or an Elephant rather than a Tiger.
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I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

 

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