With the debut of the Passat CC at Detroit,
VW has announced that its next stop will be Chicago
for the debut of the Routan van. This van has been developed with the
collaboration of Chrysler LLC. The name aims at displaying the American and
German connections of this van. ‘Route’ is an English word and the suffix -an
comes from the European vans, Touran and Sharan.
Source: Auto Motto