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Potential buyer George Raphadu with Polokwane Volkswagen Sales Executive Solly Ramahanelo during the launch on Saturday.

Old Polo now the new Polo Vivo

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Volkswagen Polokwane introduced the new Polo Vivo on Saturday by offering recent and potential clients not only the option of test driving the vehicle but to also get used to the idea that the old Polo will in future feature as the new Polo Vivo.
In 2010 nobody was quite sure how the market would react when the venerable Citigolf was discontinued after 25 years as Volkswagen’s budget car and replaced by the larger and more expensive Polo Vivo. It turned out Volkswagen got its sums right and the Vivo, which was based on the then previous generation Polo, has gone on to become South Africa’s best-selling car with nearly 195 000 units sold. Now the new Polo Vivo version sticks to the same formula: take the last-generation Polo, delete a few features, slash the prices, and place it in the showroom as Volkswagen’s budget contender under the all-new sixth-generation Polo which was recently launched.
The new Polo Vivo is equipped with a variety of features to suit the driver and its occupants. From the front electric windows, ISOFIX mounting points for baby seats, Ultrasonic alarm, to its stylish exterior and sound system, the new Polo Vivo has it all.
The interior of the new Polo Vivo is equipped with more digital features than any other small car in its range. Radio 340G with SD, USB, Bluetooth, App-Connect and four speakers is optional on the Comfortline.
All these features, as well as 6 speakers, come standard on the Highline and GT range.
App-Connect allows you to access your iPhone/CarPlay screen, selected applications, maps and music by syncing with the infotainment system.
When you get behind the wheel of a Polo Vivo, you can trust that you and your passengers are well protected. From airbags to ISOFIX mounting points for baby seats, young and old will be safeguarded. Other standard features include electronic rev counter, digital clock, digital trip recorder, driver and passenger vanity mirror, front door pockets, height- and reach-adjustable steering column, manual anti-dazzle rear view mirror, power steering and air-conditioning.
When you prefer a sportier look with some added bells and whistles the GT range offers more than that. When you get inside the new Polo Vivo GT, you’ll agree that it’s in a class of its own and as stylish as it is sporty. It comes with attractive exterior features such as 17” Mirabeau wheels and a single pipe exhaust with chrome trim. Interior attributes include front sport seats, aluminium-look pedals and Anthracite headlining. More features include cruise control, lowered suspension, GT logo on sides of vehicle and grille, Space seat trim and tailgate spoiler in black.
For more information on the new Polo Vico visit Volkswagen Polokwane on the corner of Grobler Street and Nelson Mandela Drive or contact the sales team on 015 299 8800.

Story and photos: RC Myburgh
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The interior of the Polo Vivo is spacious and includes much more digital features.

Clients start to line up for a test drive in the new Polo Vivo.

The new Polo Vivo.