Polo Vivo, South Africa’s top selling passenger car in 2015, is extending its appeal to commercial customers with the introduction of half-ton Xpress. The Volkswagen Polo Vivo range (sedan included) sold 31 384 units in 2015. Polo Vivo and Polo have consistently been the top two selling passenger models in South Africa since they were launched in 2010.
The Xpress, the brainchild of Chairman and Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa, Thomas Schaefer, was designed and developed locally by the Engineering Division in Uitenhage in response to requests from fleet owners for a small delivery vehicle from Volkswagen.
With 519kg payload and 1,060 litre volume of loading capacity, Polo Vivo Xpress offers an excellent load carrying abilities.
Polo Vivo Xpress is based on 1.4 Conceptline with 55kW power output. Its standard features include 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. Available optional features include cruise control, CD/Radio, 14-inch alloy wheels and rough road package (front underbody guard and heavy duty shocks).
Xpress has been homologated as a N1 Commercial Vehicle which will allow VAT registered customers to claim back VAT.
The retail price for the Polo Vivo Xpress is R163 700 (VAT and emissions tax included).
Polo Vivo GTS
Volkswagen has replaced the current sporty Polo Vivo GT derivative with the Polo Vivo GTS. The standard features of the GT including 1.6 engine with of 77kW have been retained in the GTS.
Additionally, GTS also features roof painted in back, side mirrors in gloss black, 16-inch Rivazza wheels in grey metallic gloss finish, sport pedal cluster, two-tone GTS side decals, carpets with black piping and red stitching. Polo Vivo GTS is offered with option of five colours, namely, Pure White, Flash Red, Reflex Silver, Sunset Red and Pepper Gray.
The retail price for the Polo Vivo GTS is R197 200 (VAT and emissions tax included).