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Old 8th June 2010, 23:44   #76
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thats TDI bluemotion right?
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thats TDI bluemotion right?
Yes that car was TDI bluemotion .

Is VW lunching Golf in india ?

I think it was much bigger then POLO.
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It is the Jetta without a boot --- in fact, Golf came first, of course.

Yes, it has always been quite a lot bigger than the Polo, but is still only a mid-sized family car.
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In all probability, the Golf is only being used to test the engine / mechanicals of the upcoming Polo sedan.
They could have done that with the Polo anyways innit? Why bother importing Golfs for that purpose? Something's definitely up at VW India! Would be interesting to see where they position it,maybe between the Polo and the Vento hopefully!
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Hmmm... surely it's only the back end of the saloon (sorry... the American terminology doesn't come easily to me!) that is different
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Maybe VW might contemplate launching a Golf based sedan india,positioning it between the Vento and the Jetta.They already have an Golf Estate available abroad.
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The Jetta is the golf-based sedan!
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The Jetta is the golf-based sedan!
Oh i never realised that!sorry.
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A lot of people don't, especially here, where the hatchback is considered inferior to the saloon, and the Jetta is available, but the Golf is not.

The "Vento", whatever exactly it is going to be, will confuse matters further!

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err, right...

There was a fine golf blowing off the hills early in the day, but I still thought I would go looking for Foxex or Beetles or maybe check out the Polo game. By the time I reached the plains, the Jetta was blowing nicely, and it put me in mind of the Touregs, making their way in the desert ....and so on. Not many winds there!

Scirocco is a wind. I didn't realise until I just looked it up that so is Passat --- so that's a tradition of two. Nor did I realise until just now that there is (in UK at least) a VW Fox --- I think the smaller-than-Polo used to have another name?

I digress wildly. It's a bad habit <Blush> Sorry...

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Actually Golf is a wind!

Golf is named after "gulf stream",Jetta after "jet stream"(in german) along with Scirocco,Passat and Bora which are all winds.
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I dont know why no one has mentioned this yet. They are testing the drive train and engine for the VW vwnto diesel. I am certain about this and VW has no plans for the golf yet.
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Actually Golf is a wind!

Golf is named after "gulf stream",Jetta after "jet stream"(in german) along with Scirocco,Passat and Bora which are all winds.
Gulf stream isn't a wind, it is an ocean current --- but the thought that the Golf is not named after the game is fascinating and intriguing.

Google define:jetta found only the VW car --- but, of course, it was only responding for English.
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@Thad i know these names things are silly! Wiki under VW jetta has this article about naming so was quoting from there.
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I had a feeling you might have been. Not at all sure that Wiki is right about some of this stuff --- but not totally confident that I am either!
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There was a fine golf blowing off the hills early in the day, but I still thought I would go looking for Foxex or Beetles or maybe check out the Polo game. By the time I reached the plains, the Jetta was blowing nicely, and it put me in mind of the Touregs, making their way in the desert ....and so on. Not many winds there!

Scirocco is a wind. I didn't realise until I just looked it up that so is Passat --- so that's a tradition of two. Nor did I realise until just now that there is (in UK at least) a VW Fox --- I think the smaller-than-Polo used to have another name?

I digress wildly. It's a bad habit <Blush> Sorry...
Way O.T

, The car smaller than Polo was the Lupo (I guess a reference to Lupine a.k.a Wolf) from Wolfsburg now replaced by the Fox, I guess VW Vulpo would have been too much.

The naming of the Up! concept is a nod to the LUpo.

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