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VW goes tribal with face-lifted Polo badged Mswenko

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – With 261 285 sold since its market introduction in March 2010 the Volkswagen Polo Vivo hatch has, for the past decade, been the best-selling car in South Africa. Now its been given an indigenous touch.. The Vivo, as the only SA-assembled model in the competitive A0 segment, has been a dominant… Continue reading VW goes tribal with face-lifted Polo badged Mswenko

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Another chukka rolls round for VW’s Polo

VW’s contribution to the SA entry-level list Five new Polo models still ‘entry level’ Prices rise to a quarter-million bucks ONCE-UPON-A-TIME, in the dark and dangerous 1970’s, there came the VW Golf and everybody and his mom loved it. They sold. Boy did they sold! Then the rand crashed and the then ‘entry’ Golf became… Continue reading Another chukka rolls round for VW’s Polo

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VW Polo GTI rally cars ready for 2018 World competition

Super variant of new Polo GTI¹ for global rallying 200kW turbo engine, all-wheel drive, roll-cage Race debut scheduled towards end 2018 WOLFSBURG, Germany – The stage is set for the rally GTI with VW’s Polo GTI R5 having had its world premiere at an official driving presentation of the Polo GTI² on the island of Majorca… Continue reading VW Polo GTI rally cars ready for 2018 World competition

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2017 VW Polo – more than ever like a VW Golf

Sixth-generation ‘to continue Polo success story’ Largest Polo yet – ‘it’s a space wonder’ ‘Now playing in a higher technological league’ WOLFSBURG, Germany – A completely new version of what its maker describes as “one of the world’s most successful compact cars” is about to hit the global market… a seriously upgraded Polo that looks much… Continue reading 2017 VW Polo – more than ever like a VW Golf

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VW Polo coming up for its sixth world chukka

Generation VI Polo world premiere set for June 16 ‘Charismatic’ design, technological highlights expected ‘It’s like the original Polo… but different’ – Klaus Bischoff BERLIN, Germany – Volkswagen will launch the next version in its long-running series of Polos here on Friday (June 16). Only teaser images for now (sorry!) but VW says this the latest… Continue reading VW Polo coming up for its sixth world chukka

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VW adds small turbo, R-Line, to Polo range

Fuel-efficient 81kW 1.0 TSI engine for Polo Price includes sporty R-Line package Full house of top-end comfort features Volkswagen SA has expanded its Polo range with a one-litre, three-cylinder, TSI petrol engine that, the automaker says, “is a precursor to our small-engine strategy in South Africa”. It will also be the base engine in the… Continue reading VW adds small turbo, R-Line, to Polo range

VW Polo Vivo for build in Kenya. Image: VW/Quickpic
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Once the Beetle, now the Polo, for Kenya build

• Agreement to produce Polo Vivo with local partner • Beginning of engagement in emerging market • Production scheduled to commence at end of 2016 NAIROBI, Kenya / WOLFSBURG, Germany – Volkswagen continues to drive forward with the regionalisation of the global automotive business. The brand is planning to start production of the Polo Vivo… Continue reading Once the Beetle, now the Polo, for Kenya build

2015 VW Polo Vivo Street
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Polo Street – special edition for VW’s Vivo budget cars

Volkswagen has “expanded and enhanced” its Polo Vivo range with the special-edition Vivo Street and upgraded the Vivo GT’s exterior and interior features. Polo Vivo Street The Street, in hatchback shell only, has a 63kW 1.4-litre engine and a model-specific interior and exterior which include silver external mirrors, 15” alloy rims, suspension dropped by 7mm,… Continue reading Polo Street – special edition for VW’s Vivo budget cars

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Tracker stats show 13% decrease in vehicle crime

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Tracker’s vehicle crime statistics for July-December 2020 have shown a 13% decrease against the same period the previous year. The data shows Tracker’s more than 1.1-million installed vehicle base showed theft down by 21% and hijacking by five percent against the same period in 2019. Hijacking was more common than than… Continue reading Tracker stats show 13% decrease in vehicle crime

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What South African motorists want: Yep, it’s a Hilux

What South African motorists want: a Hilux The Toyota Hilux is South Africa’s most desired used car in the land! This much has emerged from an analysis of AutoTrader search data during the 2020 calendar year. The Hilux – the most searched for bakkie on AutoTrader in 2020, the most sold new bakkie in the… Continue reading What South African motorists want: Yep, it’s a Hilux