Volkswagen South Africa has added a special edition Polo Vivo to its range. Here are specifications and pricing for the Polo Vivo Mswenko.
The Volkswagen Polo Vivo is SA's best-selling passenger car and with over 261 285 units finding homes, the locally-built vehicle is one of the most pocket-friendly vehicles to own.
Now the Volkswagen Polo Vivo portfolio has been bolstered by a special edition. “The Polo Vivo Mswenko, which is based on the 1.4 63kW Comfortline manual, is a fashion-inspired derivative which features unique styling details and serves to appeal to customers that are dynamic and young at heart,” said Mike Glendinning, Sales and Marketing Director for Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA).
Mswenko (pronounced m-swe-nkoh) is the isiZulu expression for the slang word “swag”. Swag is an expression of attitude and confidence. A self-confident and stylish person is said to have swag. Mswenko, which is unique to South Africa, refers to a person’s style, attitude and general demeanour.
What do you get for your R246 900? The Volkswagen Polo Vivo Mswenko gets a chrome tip exhaust, 16-inch Portago alloy wheels, a black-painted roof, Mswenko decals, privacy glass and mirror covers. Meanwhile, the cabin gets Ocean Blue seats, anthracite headliner, silver dashboard inserts, App Connect, six speakers and a leather package (leather multi-function steering wheel, gearshift lever and gear knob).
In terms of engines, the Polo Vivo Mswenko is powered by a naturally-aspirated 1.4-litre petrol engine. It produces 63 kW and 132 Nm, and power reaches the front wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox. Volkswagen also offers a 1.6-litre engine with 77 kW and 153 Nm, as well as a 1.0-litre turbocharged motor in the sporty-looking GT if you're wanting a Vivo with a bit more power. See pricing and specs for the entire Polo Vivo range here.
The Volkswagen Polo Vivo Mswenko is available in 4 colours (Pure White, Reflex Silver, Limestone Grey and Reef Blue) and will hit showrooms from October 2020.
Volkswagen Polo Vivo Price in South Africa (October 2020)
The Polo Vivo Mswenko comes standard with a 3 year/120 000km warranty and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty. A Volkswagen Maintenance Plan as well as a Volkswagen Service Plan are available as options. The service interval is 15 000km.
Polo Vivo 1.4 Trendline R 215 900
Polo Vivo 1.4 Comfortline R 228 600
Polo Vivo Mswenko 1.4 Comfortline R 246 900
Polo Vivo 1.6 Highline R 257 700
Polo Vivo 1.6 Comfortline auto R 263 500
Polo Vivo 1.0 TSI GT R 291 700