26 May 2022
If you would like to learn more about the Polo Vivo range, you can get an overview of the vehicles in the Polo Vivo Review video below:
The Volkswagen Polo Vivo is one of the most popular vehicles in South Africa and for a good reason! In 2023 the Polo Vivo still holds the position of the best-selling passenger car. This impressive hatchback has the style and design of the original Polo Vivo Sedan, with a more affordable price tag. The Polo Vivo hatchback is known for its variety of features that make it the perfect choice for someone who wants it all. The Vivo covers all the bases – safety, style and performance.
A hatchback is one of the best cars for urban driving as it is easy to manoeuvre in tight parking spots or winding city streets. Some may see the smaller body as a drawback. However, the Polo Vivo hatch offers ample interior space and comfort. The Polo Vivo also has a great boot space for its compact design. You can confidently drive with confidence when you need to travel with luggage, knowing that nothing will have to be left behind. If you are interested in weighing up the pros and cons of a hatchback versus a sedan, you can check out this article from Motor Trend.
The Polo Vivo range is also fuel-efficient, with three different fuel consumption settings to ensure that you get the most kilometres from your tank! For example, the Polo Vivo 55kW Trendline only consumes 4.5l/100km on extra-urban. This does not mean that the Polo Vivo is leaden-footed – it is surprisingly speedy for its small stature and builds! Now that you know a little about the Polo Vivo range, we can jump into specifics.
[Prices & Options in this article were effective as of 01 January 2023 and subject to change without prior notice.]
There are plenty of options to choose from when deciding which Polo Vivo Trim Level to purchase! There is an entry-level vehicle, a mid-level vehicle, a premium-level vehicle and a GTI TSI vehicle. Depending on what you are looking for, there is sure to be an option that suits you.
|Trim Level||Recommended Retail Price|
|Polo Vivo 55kW Trendline||R248 500|
|Polo Vivo 63kW Comfortline||R269 600|
|Polo Vivo 77kW Highline||R299 600|
|Polo Vivo 77kW Comfortline Tiptronic||R299 600|
|Polo Vivo 81kW TSI GT||R336,100|
CFAO Motors Volkswagen is proud to be an authorised stockist of VW vehicles in South Africa. We currently have all of the Polo Vivo range available across the country. Additionally, we ensure that we carry all of the latest vehicles from VW, the famous German Automaker, to ensure you have a wide selection of vehicles to choose from. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or comments!
Please note that this review article serves as a general overview of the VW Polo Vivo range as a whole, with no particular focus on any specific model. For full details on one of the Volkswagen Polo Vivo models, we invite you to contact your nearest CFAO Volkswagen dealer to speak to our accommodating sales staff.
If there is one thing that the Polo Vivo is known for - it has to be its signature speed. Although it can be easy to underestimate this vehicle as a common hatchback, its punchy performance sets it apart. The entry-level model, the 55kW Trendline comes with an impressive torque of 130Nm at 3,750 revs per minute. While that is a good starting point, if you’re looking for more power you may want to consider the 77kW trim lines or the 81kW TSI GT. The Polo Vivo GT has an incredible torque of 200Nm at 2,000 revs per minute - providing unparalleled power in the hatchback division.
The top speed of each Polo Vivo variant:
|Trim Level||Top Speed (km/h)|
|Polo Vivo 55kW Trendline||171|
|Polo Vivo 63kW Comfortline||177|
|Polo Vivo 77kW Highline||188|
|Polo Vivo 77kW Comfortline Tiptronic||188|
|Polo Vivo 81kW TSI GT||196|
When considering the power and speed of a vehicle, it is impossible to not compare its fuel efficiency. As we have mentioned, the Polo Vivo Hatchback is incredibly economical. Across the trim levels, the fuel consumption starts from as low as 4 litres per 100km in extra-urban mode and up to 8.5 litres per 100km, in combined mode. Of course, if you need to view the full information, you can download the brochure here for free or read our specs overview
The new Polo Vivo has an interior that is a step above the usual urban hatchback. Many urban vehicles lack interior characteristics and accrue additional costs for features. However, the Polo Vivo Hatch comes standard with a host of useful features at no extra cost. Each variant comes with different cloth seat trims and the Vienna leather seat trim is optional on the Comfortline, Highline and GT variants.
Standard features across the Polo Vivo range:
The design of the Polo Vivo is derived from the original Volkswagen Polo. This new model has a modernised exterior, with clean and sharp lines across the bonnet and the sides of the car. The Polo Vivo Hatch has a friendly ‘face’ with elegant and upturned headlights for eyes and a standard grille that resembles a wide smile. Every variant has colour-coordinated bumpers to the main vehicle colour. There are a variety of alloy wheels available for each respective trim line. The metallic and pearlescent paint is offered for each vehicle variant at no extra cost.
The Polo Vivo is offered in the following colours:
A “black style package” is also available as an optional exterior upgrade for the Comfortline and the Highline. You can see an example of the stylish package below.
The Polo Vivo may be a classic Volkswagen car, but the technology is ahead of its time. As stated by VW South Africa “The Polo Vivo is equipped with more digital features than any other small car in its category.” Some of the technological features of the Polo Vivo include:
The Polo Vivo’s modern technology can also be elevated with the optional addition of We Connect Go and the VW DataPlug. This combination allows you to find your car easily (perfect for large city parking lots), record vehicle journey paths with the fuel costs – and so much more.
The Polo Vivo Hatchback is one of the safest urban cars on the market! Every vehicle comes with driver and passenger airbags, childproof locks on rear doors, high-level brake lights and ISOFIX mounting points for children’s seats. This ensures that everyone who rides in the Polo Vivo is safe and sound whilst on the road.
Optional Safety features include:
The Polo Vivo range also includes a wide range of security features that come standard such as:
When buying with CFAO Motors VW, you can pay as little as R 4,343 pm for a Polo Vivo Hatch 1.4 Trendline. The Polo Vivo Hatch 1.0TSI GT starts at R5,874 per month. Please visit our website if you’d like full details on the Polo Vivo monthly instalments.
The Polo Vivo did not earn its place as the most popular passenger car in South Africa for no reason. The Polo Vivo range is dependable. This vehicle is made from the best parts and materials in the world and is built to last. If you want to secure your car’s longevity you can invest in a VW EasyDrive service and maintenance plan.
There is a lot to love about the Polo Vivo. This vehicle has incredibly efficient fuel consumption coupled with punchy power. Not something that all hatchbacks can claim! The Polo Vivo also has a timeless design with a kitted-out interior that makes everyday driving comfortable and convenient.
The Polo Vivo and Polo are both great cars – the only way to judge which is better is to consult your vehicle wishlist. If you are looking for a more affordable vehicle, the Polo Vivo will suit your needs better. However, if you are not constrained by a budget, the new and advanced Polo might be your first choice.
The new Volkswagen Polo Vivo is a sensible investment. Whether it is your first car or your fourth, you are bound to be impressed. If you’re looking for a Polo Vivo, please contact us. CFAO Motors VW is a certified Volkswagen Dealership. Click here to see what our customers say about our services on our customer review page.
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