13 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Auto transmission and ‘BlueLine’ models slotted into Polo Vivo range

Volkswagen of South Africa has added an automatic transmission version into its best-selling Polo Vivo range. Since its launch in March 2010, the Polo Vivo has been a phenomenal success, with over 25,500 units (hatchback and sedan) sold. The new six-speed ‘Tiptronic’ will be offered with a 1.4-litre 84bhp/63kW engine in both hatchback and sedan bodies. The engine reaches its maximum torque of 132Nm/97lb ft at 5000rpm and has a top speed of 172km/h (107mph). VW quotes an official combined fuel consumption of 6.6 litres per 100 kilometres (42.8mpg Imperial).

‘The introduction of an automatic transmission derivative into the Polo Vivo model range will give our customers an option of an affordable six-speed automatic gearbox. We are very pleased with the sales success of the Polo Vivo. We are confident that the addition of an automatic transmission into the range will be well received by our customers,’ said Mike Glendinning, Director, Sales and Marketing at Volkswagen Group South Africa.

Volkswagen South Africa is also introducing a frugal derivative into the Polo Vivo range. The Polo Vivo BlueLine complements the Volkswagen BlueMotion Technology brand which was first introduced locally with the new Touareg in 2010. The 1.4-litre 74bhp/55kW Polo Vivo BlueLine has claimed combined fuel consumption of 5.4 litres per 100 kilometres (52.3 mpg Imperial) and has a CO2 emissions value of 128g/km. The Polo Vivo BlueLine takes its inspiration from the Polo BlueMotion available in Europe, and is differentiated by a tailgate spoiler, lowered suspension, 15-inch ‘Charade’ alloy wheels with low resistance tyres and exclusive ‘Active’ cloth seat trim, and will only be available with the hatchback bodystyle.

Polo Vivo range: retail prices (VAT and Emissions Tax included)

Hatchback
1.4 55kW 3-door: R104,065
1.4 55kW 5-door: R116,065
1.4 55kW 5-door Blueline R119,900
1.4 63kW 5-door Trendline: R127,465
1.4 63kW 5-door Trendline Tiptronic: R140,965
1.6 77kW 5-door: R142,320
1.6 77kW 5-door Trendline: R150,320

Sedan
1.4 55kW 4-door: R121,965
1.4 63kW 4-door Trendline: R133,365
1.4 63kW 4-door Trendline Tiptronic: R146,865
1.6 77kW4-door: R148,220
1.6 77kW 4-door Trendline: R156,220

Service and warranty
The Volkswagen Polo Vivo range comes standard with a three-year/120,000km warranty and a six-year anti-corrosion warranty. The Volkswagen Automotion Maintenance and Service Plans are optional. Service intervals are at 15,000km.

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