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Official: the UK public has told Volkswagen to name the T-Cross's yellow paint 'Rubber Ducky'

From the nation that brought you Boaty McBoatface comes another Very Serious Suggestion

Published: 18 Jan 2024

It's official: the sensible masses of the United Kingdom have voted on a matter of solemn national importance. These rational, upstanding voices have told Volkswagen to name the yellow paint on the recently revamped T-Cross 'Rubber Ducky'.

Welcome to the UK! The nation that also brought you the world's finest ever name for a sea vessel. Clearly hoping for its own Boaty McBoatface moment, VW ran an online poll and 'Rubber Ducky' edged out the other entries to earn its place as an official colour.

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Given how seriously the UK takes such matters, Rubber Ducky won with a staggering 46 per cent of the votes.

But while the honourable title of Boaty McBoatface was relegated to naming a robotic sub, VW has listened to the will of the people and stuck with the democratic outcome. Get ready for PUNS.

“Some might say putting a paint name to public vote is a quackers idea,” said Oliver Lowe, VW UK's T-Cross product manager. “But we were confident people wouldn’t get in a flap while trying to decide on a new name, and we think Rubber Ducky yellow was a really eggs-cellent choice.”

The updated model features new equipment as standard, new tech and nicer cabin materials, too. Less cringeworthy, but ultimately less creative, VW also notes the T-Cross comes in clear blue metallic and Kings red.

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Now, the campaign to rename the T-Cross itself begins here. Bloaty McPoloface, anyone?

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