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VW flashes new Vivo at Jozi Container City carnival show

Second Jozi supershow highlights new Vivo Thousands flock to Container City to party New model will be in showrooms from July 2019 JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The second edition (2019) of the VW Vivonation Festival music and lifestyle event attracted more than 5500 people over the weekend (April 6-7). The stage hosted AKA, Shane Eagle, DJ… Continue reading VW flashes new Vivo at Jozi Container City carnival show

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Citi Vivo pays homage to the iconic Citi Golf

Polo Vivo revives the freedom of the Citi Polo Vivo best-selling passenger car in 2016 2000 units of special edition planned UITENHAGE, Eastern Cape – Volkswagen SA says it is paying homage to its venerable Citi Golf through a limited-edition Citi Vivo – and using the three colours of the original from 1984. Red. Yellow.… Continue reading Citi Vivo pays homage to the iconic Citi Golf

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VW goes commercial with Xpress conversion, loses Vivo GT

VW’s Polo Vivo, claimed to be SA’s best-selling car in 2015, now has a half-ton commercial sister – with windows! The Vivo Xpress has been designed and developed in South Africa by VW Uitenhage’s engineering division in response, VW claims, to requests from fleet owners for a small VW delivery vehicle. The Xpress, rated for… Continue reading VW goes commercial with Xpress conversion, loses Vivo GT

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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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VWSA counts the years – and 4-million vehicles

UITENHAGE, South Africa – Volkswagen Group SA is celebrating (Nov 2020) achieving a production total of four million vehicles since the plant opened way back in 1948 when the premises still belonged to South African Motor Assemblers and Distributors (SAMAD). The first VW assembled – August 1951 – was a Beetle. Since then VWSA has… Continue reading VWSA counts the years – and 4-million vehicles

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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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Did you choose right? SA’s most searched-for hatchbacks

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – VW’s Polo is South Africa’s current (Aug/Sept 2020) most-searched-for hatchback and the brand is dominating that segment of the motor market. And most folk in South Africa are seeking a hatch that costs less than R250 000. A search on AutoTrader during a given month is always good for insight into… Continue reading Did you choose right? SA’s most searched-for hatchbacks

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Now’s a great time to buy a ‘nearly new’ car!

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Used-car inventories – especially “nearly new” units (2019 model models) – increased by a startling 32% in July 2020 over the previous month and that, The Corner was told, ”puts buyers in the pound seats”. Buyers of older used vehicles are also scoring; total inventory listings have increased by nearly… Continue reading Now’s a great time to buy a ‘nearly new’ car!

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Used-car prices twitch upward – VW leads

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – ”Cautiously optimistic.” That’s how George Mienie, CEO of AutoTrader, feels about the state of used-vehicle sales in South Africa in not only the middle of the South African winter but also of the Covid situation. “Prices have begun to increase – slightly – with cars selling faster than experienced earlier in… Continue reading Used-car prices twitch upward – VW leads