Though not official, Volkswagen has named many of their cars over the years on names which basically are a description of wind or a jet stream. For eg, Jetta is jet stream, Polo is polar wind, Passat is German trade wind, Golf is gulfstream and so on.
The same is true for Volkswagen’s all-new, made for India and made in India car, Vento (meaning wind in Italian and Portugese). If you didn’t know, Vento was not a new name for Volkswagen. They had used it for third generation Jetta, which was in circulation from 1992 – 1999. Now, when it comes to naming their new compact sedan, which is based on the Polo/Vento platform, there is a strong possibility that they go for the name Bora. As per Autocar India, Volkswagen has already provisioned the name Bora for their new ICS – Indian Compact Sedan.
Bora is the name of the high speed wind which blows near the Aegean Sea. Again, Bora is not a new name. It was the name of fourth generation Jetta, which was in circulation from 1999 – 2006. Considering that the Bora is not in use any more, and the strategy which Volkswagen has been using to name their cars in recent years, Bora comes on the top of the list to be the official name of new Volkswagen India Compact Sedan.
To be launched in 2016, this new car will announce VW India’s entry into the compact sedan segment, which currently has the likes of Maruti DZire, Honda Amaze, Hyundai XCent and Tata Zest. It will be offered in a choice of petrol and diesel engine options, with price expected to be in the range of Rs 6-8 lakhs.