Why is "Volkswagen" pronounced as "Folks-Vagen" but "Vento" as "Vento" ? The question came to my mind as both of these are used combined as a name of a German Car and they say that Germans pronounce "V" as "Ph" then why "Volkswagen Vento" is not "Folksvagen Fento" ?
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Volkswagen is German, Vento Italian - they wanted to upgrade the image of the Jetta, which as far as I know is pronounced Djetta and not like Jetz or Jederman
Jetta (form Jet stream I would guess), Vento (wind), Passat (specific wind), Sirocco (also specific wind) but NOT Föhn (which is now the generic name for a hair-dryer)
were all names of VWs