What makes the Volkswagen Polo Vivo so popular?

While overall auto sales in South Africa dipped in January, the 2020 Volkswagen Polo Vivo exceeded expectations and topped the selling chart with 2,811 units sold. The question we’re asking is what makes this passenger car so popular? We say its stylish design, innovative features, good fuel efficiency, technology, and range of trim levels make it stand out among the lot. 

Today, we review prominent aspects of this small city car to better understand why it is South Africa’s best-selling car now.

The 2020 Volkswagen Polo Vivo is available in five trim levels namely Trendline, Comfortline, Highline, GT and Sound Edition. The entry-level Trendline starts at R 198,200,00 and has all the basic equipment you would expect from a hatchback including airbags for the driver and passenger, power windows, power steering, ABS, and so on. If you can afford, we suggest you opt for the Vivo GT that offers a lot more than what someone would expect in a passenger car.

The new 2020 Volkswagen Polo Vivo offers multiple engine options. The Trendline and Sound Edition both get a 1.4L Multi-Point-Injection (MPI) engine producing 74 hp mated to a 5-speed manual. The Comfortline gives you a choice between the 1.4L and 1.6L. However, the former mill generates more power for this trim and is rated at 84 hp. The more powerful 1.6L pumps out 103 hp and is assisted by a 6-speed Tiptronic transmission. The Highline is also powered by the same engine but gets a manual transmission. The Vivo GT houses a new 1.0 TSI engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.    

The Polo Vivo boasts a smart exterior and innovative interior design. The real magic happens inside the cabin where features like an 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, and air-conditioning system come as standard. 

If you can shell out more money, we suggest you opt for 340G radio with SD, USB, Bluetooth, App-Connect with B-sting/2 speakers and 2 tweeters. Buy the Highline, GT or Sound Edition and you get all these features as standard. Besides, there are many more model-specific facilities in the Vivo GT and Sound Edition. 

If you love going sporty, you don’t have to customise your Polo Vivo. Just pay for the 2021 Polo Vivo GT and you will get front Sport seats, aluminium-look pedals, ‘Anthracite’ headlining, cruise control, lowered suspension (-15mm), GT logo on sides of vehicle and grille, ‘Anthracite’ sunvisors, ‘Space’ seat trim, and tailgate spoiler in black. 

For music enthusiasts, Volkswagen has developed the Vivo Sound Edition, which has exclusive features to render the perfect sound as you travel through the city. Some of the standard facilities comprise of App-Connect, Radio R340G and a subwoofer set with a Vivo 6 Speaker sound system. 

The 2020 Volkswagen Polo Vivo will cost R 198,200,00 for the basic variant. The most expensive in the range is the GT, which sells at R 271,400,00. The Comfortline, Highline, and Sound Edition are priced at R 209,900,00, R 237,100,00 and R 225,900,00, respectively. 

With a huge range of trim levels and options to accessorize your ride, we say there is a VW Polo Vivo that would fit everyone’s lifestyle and design needs. Book a test drive today and witness the power of innovation and technology.

Check out our latest car review on the new 2020 Toyota Quest. Every month we review two of the latest models to hit South Africa’s roads.

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

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