NEW POLO VIVO

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With over 149 500 units sold since its marketing introduction in March 2010, Volkswagen Polo Vivo has been the best-selling passenger model in South Africa in the past four years. Polo Vivo is the only locally built model in the competitive A0 segment.

Polo Vivo has been a dominant brand in this entry-level hatch segment in spite of the new models being launched on regular basis. Polo Vivo’s key product attributes such as affordability, German build quality, safety, space and comfort have a set an unparalleled benchmark in the segment. These attributes continue to re-affirm Polo Vivo’s unique offering of “affordable and accessible mobility” to the South African customers.

Polo Vivo offers excellent value for money without compromising on core product essentials that customers expect from Volkswagen. In a Polo Vivo, customers are getting an A class car for the price of an A0 car, a difficult proposition to ignore in this heavily contested segment of the market.

Polo Vivo has the class-leading residual value in its segment in the used car market. The cost of ownership over a 3-year cycle makes Polo Vivo one of the cheapest cars to own in the South Africa market.

Nearly 70% of Polo Vivo parts are sourced from local suppliers. The localisation of parts resulted in the creation of a number of jobs and the establishment of a Supplier Park in Uitenhage.

The ‘Proudly South Africaness’ of the Polo Vivo has encouraged and attracted government fleet buyers and rental companies to list it as their car of choice.

Polo Vivo is offered in two body versions, namely hatch and sedan.

New equipment lines

The new Polo Vivo model range will be launched with four new equipment lines, Conceptline, Blueline, Trendline and Comfortline. The hatch body version will also be available in a sporty GT and rugged Maxx derivatives.

Enhanced features

Volkswagen has given the new Polo Vivo fresh and exciting look with the addition of new headlight design and grille with chrome inserts. The redesigned front end with the VW badge in the centre is strikingly noticeable when one sees the new Polo Vivo for the first time. In Trendline and Comfortline derivatives, the lower grille also gets chrome inserts that add youthful, modern character to the new car.

Exterior mirrors and door handles of the Trendline, Comfortline and GT derivatives are offered in body colour.

The Conceptline, Trendline and Comfortline have new interior trims which add exciting ambience and feel into cabin of the new Polo Vivo. A new gear knob with leatherette gearshift has been introduced. Trendline, Comfortline, GT and Maxx derivatives now have a height adjustable driver seat. The new instrument cluster with red and white illumination adds class to the cabin.

For in-car entertainment, new Polo Vivo customers have an option of CD/radio with MP3 capability/Bluetooth/USB with 4-speakers (standard on Trendline but optional on Conceptline and Blueline). Comfortline, GT and Maxx derivatives get two extra speakers for sound enhancement.

Active and passive standard safety features have been enhanced in the new Polo. ABS, alarm and remote central locking are now standard features across the range. Front foglights are a standard feature in Comfortline, GT and Maxx derivatives.

Boot space for all seasons

Volkswagen Polo Vivo has a generous and practical boot space when it comes to transporting luggage. For the hatch body version, the boot has luggage volume of 270 liters and with folded rear bench seat it increases to 635 liters. Meanwhile, Polo Vivo Sedan boasts of 432 liters of luggage compartment which increases to a voluminous 737 liters with folded seats.

High torsional stiffness improves comfort and safety

Body quality is one of the key qualities of Volkswagen products. The high quality standard of the body is obvious to even untrained eyes, for example, when you look at the small gap measurements. This is a clear sign that the Polo Vivo has a very high torsional stiffness.

This not only prevents undesired noise inside the body structure, but also makes a decisive contribution to the high level of occupant safety. The safety structure of the body provides optimum protection in accidents. The body is also well protected against corrosion. Polo Vivo comes standard with a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty.

Modern chassis design enhances safety

The chassis design is based on both modern and proven principles that make the Polo Vivo one of the safest car in the A0 entry level segment. The suspension has been developed using the McPherson strut. The lower wishbones ensure the best possible directional stability.

The concept using a subframe optimises the handling and the Polo Vivo’s crash safety as well as also reducing the tyre noise. Volkswagen has opted for a semi-independent axle for the rear utilising the torsion beam and trailing arm configuration. This makes a decisive contribution to the neutral driving performance. The separate configuration of springs and dampers is advantageous for the boot as it allows a wider cargo space.

The Polo Vivo features the tried and tested electro/hydraulic power steering, which has been further optimised for comfort driving. This system is electrically powered and controlled independently of the engine speed according to needs. Depending on the car speed and the car weight, the hydraulic system is supplied with higher or lower pressure. This system creates advantages above all in fuel consumption. Controlling the powering steering pump according to the road speed means less energy is required than conventional power steering pumps.

Modern engines for driving enjoyment and fuel efficiency

The new Polo Vivo model range is offered with two four-cylinder petrol engines, 1.4 and 1.6 liters. The power output of these engines range from 55 kW to 77 kW. Both engines are available with 5-speed manual transmissions as standard. An optional tiptronic transmission is available with 63 kW 1.4 engine.

1.4 delivering 55 kW – Conceptline

The entry engine in the Polo Vivo model range is the 1.4-liter with the 55 kW power output available 5000rpm. This engine has ample power and torque for dynamic and everyday driving. From 2200rpm, the engine supplies 90 percent of its maximum torque that peaks at 132 Nm. In addition to its lively performance, the 1.4-liter engine has impressive fuel consumption of 6.2 liters per 100 kilometres.

1.4 delivering 55 kW – Blueline

Thanks to low resistance tryes and lowered suspension, Blueline is most fuel efficient Polo Vivo in the range. Blueline has 1.4 55 kW engine with 132 Nm of torque available at 3600rpm. Its average fuel consumption is a miserly 5.8 l/100km.

1.4 delivering 63 kW – Trendline

The engine of choice for the Trendline derivatives is the 63 kW 1.4-liter engine. This engine is offered with a standard 5-speed transmission or with an optional automatic (Tiptronic) transmission. With 132Nm of torque at 3600 (3800 for Tiptronic) rpm, this engine delivers lively performance. It only takes 12.2 (17.5 for Tiptronic) seconds to reach 100km/h and has top speed of 177(174 for Tiptronic) km per hour. On average, it has combined fuel consumption of 6.2 (6.9 for Tiptronic) liters for every 100 kilometres.

1.6 delivering 77 kW – Comfortline, GT and Maxx

With a top speed of 187 km/h, the 1.6 liter 77 kW engine offers exciting performance. The sprint from 0-100 km/h is achieved in 10.6 seconds. The 155 Nm torque is available at 3500rpm.  The performance has not compromised fuel consumption. The 77 kW engine has a respectable claimed fuel consumption of 6.6 liters per 100 kilometres.

Polo Vivo Hatch

Standard and optional features

Perfectly packaged to meet people’s needs

The new Polo Vivo Hatch is offered in four equipment lines Conceptline, Blueline, Trendline and Comfortline.

Customers also have an option of a sporty GT and rugged, Maxx.

Here is an overview of standard and optional features:

1.4 55 kW Conceptline

Interior

  • Dashboard in soft touch “slush” technology
  • 3-spoke steering wheel
  • New gearshift knob with leatherette gearshift boot
  • Instrument with red and white illumination
  • Centre console with 12V power socket
  • ‘Afrika’ cloth seat trim

Functional Equipment

  • Exterior mirrors, manually adjustable from inside, drivers side aspherical
  • Manual windows front and rear
  • Aircondiioner
  • Powersteering
  • Height and reach adjustable steering column
  • Full size steel spare wheel
  • Tinted windows

Exterior

  • New wheel cover for 175/65 R14 tyres
  • Exterior side mirrors and door handle in black
  • Painted bumpers in body colour, front and rear

Safety and Security

  • Airbag for driver and front passenger
  • 2 Head restraints front (height adjustable) and rear
  • Rear window – heated
  • ABS
  • Remote controlled central locking with alarm

Options

  • Cruise Control
  • Radio/CD/MP3/SD Card/USB with 4 speakers
  • Leather seats
  • ‘Portland’ 14-inch alloy wheels
  • Alarm sensors

 1.4 55 kW Blueline

Same standard features as Conceptline plus:

Exterior

  • ‘Lakeside’ 15-inch alloy wheels
  • Tailgate spoiler

Interior

  •  ‘”Active’ cloth seat trim

Functional Equipment

  • Lower rolling resistance tyres
  • Lowered suspension (-7 mm)

Optional Features

  • Cruise Control
  • Radio/CD/MP3/SD Card/USB with 4 speakers
  • Alarm sensors

1.4 63 kW Trendline (Manual and Tiptronic)

Same standard features as Conceptline plus:

Interior

  • ‘Morse’ cloth seat trim
  •  Height adjustable driver’s seat

Exterior

  • Mirrors and door handles in body bolour
  • Lower grille with chrome inserts

Functional Equipment

  • Front electric windows
  • Radio/CD/MP3/SD Card/USB with 4 speakers

Optional Features

  • Cruise control
  • ‘Portland’ 14-inch ‘Alloy Wheels
  • Alarm sensors
  • Leather seats

1.6 77 kW Comfortline

Same features as Trendline plus:

Exterior

  • ‘Sinalma’ 15-inch Alloy wheels
  • Front foglights

Functional Equipment

  • Radio/CD/MP3/SD Card/USB with 6 speakers

Optional Features

  • Cruise control
  • Alarm sensors
  • Leather seats

1.6 77 kW GT

Same standard features as 1.6 77 kW Comfortline plus:

Interior

  • ‘Rocket’ seat trim
  • 3-spoke Leather steering wheel with aluminum inserts
  • Front sport seats
  • Front sill scuff decals with GT logo

Exterior

  • ‘Cordoba’ 15-inch Alloy Wheels
  • Tailgate spoiler
  • 4-Door

Functional equipment

  • Sport suspension

Options

  • Cruise control
  • Alarm Sensors

1.6 77 kW Maxx

Same standard features as 1.6 77 kW Comfortline plus:

Interior

  • ”Anthracite/Black/Pearl Grey’ seat trim
  • 3-spoke Leather steering wheel with grey stitching and aluminum inserts

Exterior

  • ”Budapest’ 17-inch Alloy Wheels
  • Aluminum roof rails
  • Front foglights

Functional equipment

  • Raised suspension

Options

  • Cruise control
  • Alarm Sensors

Colours

Polo Vivo Hatch will be available in six colours.

  • Pure white
  • Deep Black Pearlescent
  • Reflex Silver
  • Urano Grey
  • Titanium Beige
  • Flash Red

Prices (VAT and emissions tax included)

1.4 55 kW Conceptline                 R142 700

1.4 55 kW Blueline                      R148 000

1.4 63 kW Trendline                    R157 500

1.4 63 kW Trendline Tiptronic        R172 800

1.6 77 kW Trendline                    R171 500

1.6 77 kW Comfortline                  R177 200

1.6 77kW GT                              R177 200

1.6 77kW Maxx                          R180 900

Polo Vivo Sedan

Standard and optional features

Consistently safe, spacious and comfortable

The new Polo Vivo Sedan is offered in four equipment lines Conceptline, Blueline, Trendline and Comfortline.

Here is an overview of standard and optional features:

1.4 55 kW Conceptline

Interior

  • 3-spoke steering wheel
  • New gearshift knob with leatherette gearshift boot
  • Instrument with red and white illumination
  • Centre console with 12V power socket
  • ‘Afrika’ cloth seat trim

Functional Equipment

  • Exterior mirrors, manually adjustable from inside, drivers side aspherical
  • Manual windows front and rear
  • Aircondiioner
  • Powersteering
  • Height and reach adjustable steering column
  • Full size steel spare wheel
  • Tinted windows

Exterior

  • New wheel cover for 175/65 R14 tyres
  • Exterior side mirrors and door handle in black
  • Painted bumpers in body colour, front and rear

Safety and Security

  • Airbag for driver and front passenger
  • 2 Head restraints front (height adjustable) and rear
  • Rear window – heated
  • ABS
  • Remote controlled central locking with alarm

Options

  • Cruise Control
  • Radio/CD/MP3/SD Card/USB with 4 speakers
  • Leather seats
  • ‘Portland’ 14-inch alloy wheels
  • Alarm sensors

1.4 55 kW Blueline

Same standard features as Conceptline plus:

Exterior

  • ‘Lakeside’ 15-inch alloy wheels
  • Bootlid spoiler

Interior

  •  ‘”Active’ cloth seat trim

 Functional Equipment

  • Lower rolling resistance tyres
  • Lowered suspension

Optional Features

  • Cruise Control
  • Radio/CD/MP3/SD Card/USB with 4 speakers
  • Alarm sensors

1.4 63 kW Trendline (Manual and Tiptronic)

Same standard features as Conceptline plus:

Interior

  • ‘Morse’ cloth seat trim
  •  Height adjustable driver’s seat

Exterior

  • Mirrors and door handles in body bolour
  • Lower grille with chrome inserts

Functional Equipment

  • Front electric windows
  • Radio/CD/MP3/SD Card/USB with 4 speakers

Optional Features

  • Cruise control
  • ‘Portland’ 14-inch ‘Alloy Wheels
  • Alarm sensors
  • Leather seats

1.4 77 kW Trendline

Same standard features as 63 kW Trendline plus:

Exterior

  • Roof antenna

Functional Equipment

  • Radio/CD/MP3/SD Card/USB with 6 speakers

Optional Features

  • Cruise control
  • ‘Portland’ 14-inch ‘Alloy Wheels
  • Alarm sensors
  • Leather seats

1.6 77 kW Comfortline

Same features as 1.6 77 kW Trendline plus:

Exterior

  • ‘Sinalma’ 15-inch Alloy wheels
  • Front foglights

Functional Equipment

  • Radio/CD/MP3/SD Card/USB with 6 speakers

Optional Features

  • Cruise control
  • Alarm sensors
  • Leather seats

Colours

Polo Vivo Sedan is in six colours.

  • Pure White
  • Deep Black Pearlescent
  • Reflex Silver
  • Titanium Beige
  • Flash Red
  • Urano Grey

Prices (VAT and emissions tax included)

1.4 55 kW Conceptline                 R148 700

1.4 55 kW Blueline                      R154 000

1.4 63 kW Trendline                    R163 500

1.4 63 kW Trendline Tiptronic        R178 800

1.6 77 kW Trendline                    R169 300

1.6 77 kW Comfortline                  R177 500

SERVICE & WARRANTY

The Volkswagen Polo Vivo Hatch and Sedan come standard with a 3 year/120 000km warranty and a 6 year Anti Corrosion warranty.

A 5 year/ 60 000km Volkswagen Automotion Maintenance Plan as well as a 5 year/ 60 000 km Service Plan are available as options.

The service interval is 15 000 km.