Vokswagen's Polo is Europe's second best seller; Polo Vivo hits the jackpot in South Africa

25/01/2012 - 06:47 | ,  ,   | Shrawan Raja

Volkswagen Polo Vivo basic modelThe Volkswagen Polo is making headline news around the world as it finished 2011 as the second best selling vehicle in Europe. You must have already guessed the best selling vehicle, its without doubt the Polo's elder sibling Golf that India unfortunately doesn't have in its lineup.

The Golf has yet again proved that practicality tied together with fun can lead to impressive results. VW India has been spied testing the Golf in Pune but once told IAB that for its price, Indian customer is looking for a sedan.

Having won the highly prestigious World Car of the Year award, the 6th generation Polo notched up impressive numbers in 2011. 356,490 units of the new Polo were delivered to customers in Europe. Throughout 2011, the Polo was a constant feature in the ten best selling cars, categorized monthly, in Britain. Here in India the Polo and Vento proved to be a deadly combination with the duo notching up 74k+ units.

Volkswagen has more reasons to rejoice as a similar kind of event was observed in South Africa with the Polo Vivo (last generation model) which ended December as South Africa’s top-selling passenger car of the month. The Vivo took second place in November and selling it has been a very rewarding experience for VW South Africa since start of sales in March 2010.

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