VW Polo Vivo Comfortline Auto - A sweet spot in the Vivo range

South Africa’s most famous compact city car, the Volkswagen Polo Vivo, is the German automaker’s bread-and-butter thanks to its stylish exterior, tech-savvy facilities, improved safety technologies, and more digital features than any small car in its segment.

While all the variants in the 2022 Polo Vivo are highly capable, the focus of this post is the Comfortline variant, which gives you two trim options, i.e., a 1.4-litre Comfortline 5-speed manual and a 1.6-litre Comfortline 6-speed Tiptronic.

We will focus specifically on the Tiptronic variant because we believe it offers the best value for money with all the desired features in the Polo Vivo range.

The Comfortline Automatic comes equipped with a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder MPI base mill producing 77kW, mating to a 6-speed Tiptronic transmission powering the front wheels.

Volkswagen claims 6.1l/100km average fuel economy, which is on the higher end in the product range, with the base Trendline delivering an average of 5l/100km.

The compact city car raises the bar in its category through its long list of standard interior facilities, including:

  • Electronic rev counter 
  • Digital clock 
  • Digital trip recorder 
  • Front door pockets 
  • Height- and reach-adjustable steering column 
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Manual anti-dazzle rear-view mirror 
  • Power steering 
  • Air-conditioning

To add a touch of luxury inside, you can opt for a leather-trimmed interior too.

Volkswagen has made sure that everyone inside is protected, giving us another reason to buy SA’s most popular hatchback. The standard safety facilities comprise:

  • 2 Airbags (driver, passenger)
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
  • Isofix mounting points for baby seats

The 2022 VW Polo Vivo Comfortline comes with important digital features every driver needs for daily driving. However, if you feel those are not enough, you can always opt for the 340G radio with SD, USB, Bluetooth, App-Connect with B-sting/2 speakers, and two tweeters for Comfortline. The App-Connect lets you use iPhone/CarPlay display, specific apps, maps, and music when synchronizing it with the infotainment system.

The Black Style package is an optional aesthetic add-on for the Comfortline trim level, adding black 16-inch Portago alloy wheels, gloss black mirror caps, a gloss black painted roof, gloss black B and C pillar covers, black side sill covers, body-coloured boot spoiler, privacy glass, chrome exhaust tip, in addition to anthracite headliner, and sun visors.

It will cost you an additional R9,000 on top of the standard price.

With so many Vivos travelling around South Africa, there is always a need to personalise your hatchback. Thankfully, Volkswagen offers plenty of accessories such as We Connect Go DataPlug, a boot inlay, a rear spoiler, protective chrome optic strip for the tailgate, roof bar set & roof boxes, a bicycle holder, child seats for up to 36 kg, and so on.

The 2022 Volkswagen Polo Vivo hatch 1.6 Comfortline Auto starts at R278,900 and offers you a 120,000km/ 36 months warranty. (Prices correct at time of publication.)

If you love hatchbacks as much as we do, be sure to keep an eye on the MotorHappy blog. We regularly review some of the latest cars driving on SA’s roads.


Please note the imagery supplied in this blog was taken off baronswoodmead.co.za

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