VW Polo Vivo (2018)

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VW Polo Vivo special edition coming soon, with ‘proudly South African’ name

Volkswagen South Africa is getting ready to release a special edition Polo Vivo hatchback and the company is promising that it will have a “proudly South African name”.

The new edition is due to hit showrooms this September, but VWSA is remaining tight lipped about what that name actually is.

Volkswagen brand head Martina Biene disclosed during an online media conference on Wednesday that the new special edition will be based on the current Polo Vivo 1.4 Comfortline (63kW) model, and production numbers at the local Uitenhage assembly plant won’t be limited.

Although the specifics weren’t disclosed, VWSA said there will be cosmetic changes as well as “some nice features” to set it apart from other Polo models. The edition will be on sale for at least a year, and will likely be replaced by another special edition.

Likewise pricing will be revealed closer to launch, although it is likely to command a premium over the 1.4 Comfortline’s R225 200 price tag.

 

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Volkswagen Polo Vivo TCR - Wait, What?

A Volkswagen dealer in SA has created the Polo Vivo TCR. What is going on here?

Firstly, the bad news. Volkswagen SA quickly shut the plan down, with a post on social media saying the dealer in question has been instructed to withdraw advertising of this vehicle.

So what exactly was the Volkswagen Polo Vivo TCR? An eagle-eyed fan sent us some photos of a hotted-up Volkswagen Polo Vivo, that was badged as the TCR. The kit comprised a front lip, sporty-looking alloy wheels and a roof-mounted rear spoiler. As far as we're aware, the performance of the Vivo was unchanged.

With the hype of the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR, it's completely understandable that dealers would try ride that wave. It's not the first time nor the last that this will happen. The Golf TCR is a celebration of this generation of 7.5 GTI and there'll be just 300 units for the South African market. This will be the last iteration of the 7.5 as the South African market is due to receive the all-new Golf 8 GTI in early 2021. We understand that most of these have been snapped up, but be sure to keep an eye on our used car section as we're confident units have been listed.


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Mist4h20

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Volkswagen Polo Vivo TCR - Wait, What?

A Volkswagen dealer in SA has created the Polo Vivo TCR. What is going on here?

Firstly, the bad news. Volkswagen SA quickly shut the plan down, with a post on social media saying the dealer in question has been instructed to withdraw advertising of this vehicle.

So what exactly was the Volkswagen Polo Vivo TCR? An eagle-eyed fan sent us some photos of a hotted-up Volkswagen Polo Vivo, that was badged as the TCR. The kit comprised a front lip, sporty-looking alloy wheels and a roof-mounted rear spoiler. As far as we're aware, the performance of the Vivo was unchanged.

With the hype of the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR, it's completely understandable that dealers would try ride that wave. It's not the first time nor the last that this will happen. The Golf TCR is a celebration of this generation of 7.5 GTI and there'll be just 300 units for the South African market. This will be the last iteration of the 7.5 as the South African market is due to receive the all-new Golf 8 GTI in early 2021. We understand that most of these have been snapped up, but be sure to keep an eye on our used car section as we're confident units have been listed.


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Uhm, no.
 
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