VW Polo Vivo Xpress, VW Polo Vivo GTS launched – South Africa
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Priced from ZAR 163,700 (VAT and emissions tax included).
VW South Africa has introduced an exclusive variant of the entry-level best selling VW Polo Vivo in the country. Dubbed as the VW Polo Vivo Xpress, it targets the commercial segment and people looking for a small, half ton delivery vehicle.
Based on the 1.4 Conceptline variant, the Vivo Xpress was designed and developed locally by the Engineering Division in Uitenhage. It gets steel wheels, remote central locking with alarm, air conditioner, ABS, 15 mm raised suspension, load partitioning between driver and cargo, and hard wood flooring in the loading area.
Customers can also opt for more premium features such as cruise control, CD/Radio, 14-inch alloy wheels and rough road package (front underbody guard and heavy duty shocks).
The Polo Vivo Xpress is powered by a 1.4-liter MPI engine with 73 hp (55kW) and 132 Nm of torque, which is sent to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox. It has a 519 kg payload and 1,060 liters of loading capacity.
Another new introduction in the 2016 model line is the VW Polo Vivo GTS, which replaces the Polo Vivo GT. It features a back painted roof and ORVM caps, 16-inch Rivazza wheels in grey metallic gloss finish, sport pedal cluster, two-tone GTS side decals, carpets with black piping and red contrast stitching.