I’d have to complement VW on making up their model names out of non-words (Passat, Jetta, Amarok, Lavida, Routan, Santana, Sharan, Tiguan, Touareg, CC, Corrado, Eos, Karmann Ghia)
But they frequently break that rule, witness:
Dasher, Pointer, Golf, Caddy, Fox, Beetle, New Beetle, Polo, Scirocco, Up, Vento, Brasilia, Country Buggy, Derby, Phaeton, Schwimmwagen, Lupo
And Caddy and California are new to me… Caddy is strange, naming a model after another brand. In fact, I’d nominate the VW Caddy to this list. But VW’s thinking was “Golf Caddy”.