Volkswagen Polo Vivo (2018) Specs & Price

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After entering the market back in March 2010, the Volkswagen Polo Vivo has tallied up almost 200 000 sales locally, making it the best-selling passenger car in South Africa. A new Polo Vivo came to market earlier this year and it remains a popular choice in the upper end of the budget hatchback segment. Take a look at specification and pricing for the new Polo Vivo range below...

With a proudly South African heritage story behind it, the Polo Vivo has been a best-seller for the last 7 years. Manufactured at Volkswagen's plant in Port Elizabeth, the Vivo has won many fans thanks to a combination of space, comfort and affordability. One of the key factors in the Vivo's affordability comes down to the fact that almost 76% of Vivo's parts are sourced locally. 

Watch the video below for a detailed review of the new Volkswagen Polo Vivo! 


All-new Volkswagen Polo Vivo

The new Polo Vivo is based on the outgoing 5th-generation Polo and some of its features have now made its way into this latest model. Features such as the TSI engine, driver aids and infotainment equipment mean that the Vivo is no longer a basic car. The Polo Vivo is offered in 3 levels of trim including Trendline, Comfortline and Highline. There's also a flagship GT model and Volkswagen recently introduced the higher-riding Polo Vivo Maxx to the local range.

In the budget segment, safety is, in the interested of affordability, less of a priority than in other segments, but this new Polo Vivo features ABS, an alarm and remote central locking as standard. The diminutive Volkswagen is claimed to offer a practical luggage bay too. With the back seats in the upright position, the luggage volume claim sits at 280 litres, but if you fold the bench down, you gain access to 952 litres.

Engines


A 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbopetrol engine with 81 kW powers the range-topping Polo Vivo GT. 

There are 3 petrol engines on offer, including a 1.0-litre, 1.4-litre and a 1.6-litre. The 2 naturally-aspirated motors are the 1.4 and 1.6 while the 1.0-litre 3-cylinder engine is turbocharged. 5-speed manual gearboxes are available for the naturally-aspirated Vivos, while a Tiptronic auto is available in the 77 kW 1.6 derivative. The top-of-the-range GT comes with a 6-speed manual transmission.

Engine outputs

Polo Vivo 1.4 55 kW/130 Nm 

Polo Vivo 1.4 63 kW/132 Nm 

Polo Vivo 1.6 77 kW/153 Nm 

Polo Vivo 1.0 TSI 81 kW/200 Nm 

The engines are claimed to be reasonably efficient too. The 1.4 returns 5.7 L/100 km, the uprated 1.4 consumes 5.9 L /100 km and the 77 kW 1.6-litre derivative boasts 6.2 L/100 km (6.1 L/100 km for Tiptronic). At the top of the range is the 1.0-litre turbocharged motor which is claimed to consume just 4.6 L/100 km.


The cabin of the new Polo Vivo shares many features with the 5th-generation Polo.

Features and Specification

1.4 55 kW Trendline

Interior

  • 3-spoke steering wheel
  • Radio 140G  SD/USB/Bluetooth with B-sting/4 Speakers
  • Gearshift knob with leatherette gearshift boot
  • Cup holders integrated into centre console
  • ‘Traditional’ cloth seat trim


Functional Equipment

  • Exterior mirrors, manually adjustable from inside, drivers side aspherical
  • Front electric windows
  • Air-conditioner
  • Power steering
  • Height and reach adjustable steering column
  • Full-size steel spare wheel
  • Tinted windows


Exterior

  • Exterior side mirrors and door handle in black
  • Painted bumpers in body colour, front and rear
  • Rear wiper


Safety and Security

  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • 2 Head restraints front (height adjustable) and rear
  • Rear window – heated
  • ABS
  • Child lock on rear doors
  • ISOFIX child seat mounting points


Options

  • Cruise Control
  • Floor mats front and rear
  • ’Estrada’ 15-inch alloy wheels
  • Smoker’s package
  • Front Fog Lights
  • Safety Package (Electronic Stability Control and Tyre Pressure Monitor)
  • ‘Vienna’ Leather Trim

 1.4 63 kW Comfortline

Same standard features as Trendline plus:

Exterior

  • Front Fog Lights
  • Body coloured door handles and side mirrors


Interior

  • ‘City’ cloth seat trim
  • Multi-function display
  • Multi-functioning steering wheel

 
Functional Equipment

  • Height adjustable driver seat


Optional Features

  • Cruise Control
  • Removable Towbar
  • Storage Package (Front centre armrest and drawer under driver’s seat)
  • Radio 340G  SD/USB/Bluetooth/ App Connect with B-sting/4 Speakers
  • Leather seats
  • Floor mats front and rear
  • ’Estrada’ 15-inch alloy wheels
  • Smoker’s package
  • Safety Package (Electronic Stability Control and Tyre Pressure Monitor)
  • ‘Vienna’ Leather Trim

1.6 77 kW Comfortline Tiptronic

Same standard features as Trendline plus:

Interior

  • ‘City’ cloth seat trim
  •  Height adjustable driver’s seat
  • Multi-function display
  • Multi-functioning steering wheel


Exterior

  • Mirrors and door handles in body colour
  • Front Fog Lights


Functional Equipment

  • Radio 140G /MP3/SD Card/USB with 4 speakers


Safety

  • Safety Package (Electronic Stability Control and Tyre Pressure Monitor)


Optional Features

  • Cruise Control
  • Removable Towbar
  • Storage Package (Front centre armrest and drawer under driver’s seat)
  • Radio 340G  SD/USB/Bluetooth/ App Connect with B-sting/4 Speakers
  • Floor mats front and rear
  • ’Estrada’ 15-inch alloy wheels
  • Smoker’s package
  •  ‘Vienna’ Leather Trim


1.6 77kW Highline

Same features as Trendline plus

Interior

  • ‘Cable’ cloth seat trim
  •  Height adjustable driver’s seat
  • Multi-function display
  • 3-spoke leather multi-functioning steering wheel with aluminium inserts


Exterior

  • Mirrors and door handles in body colour
  • Front Fog Lights
  • Rivazza 16-inch alloy wheels


Functional Equipment

  • Radio 340G SD/USB/Bluetooth/App Connect with B-Sting/ 6 Speakers


Safety

  • Safety Package (Electronic Stability Control and Tyre Pressure Monitor)


Optional Features

  • Cruise Control
  • Removable Towbar
  • Storage Package (Front centre armrest and drawer under driver’s seat)
  • Floor mats front and rear
  • Smoker’s package
  •  ‘Vienna’ Leather Trim

1.0 TSI 81 kW GT


The cabin of the new Volkswagen Polo Vivo GT...

Same standard features as Highline plus:

Interior

  • ‘Space’ cloth seat trim
  • Front sports seats


Exterior

  • Rear tailgate spoiler
  • GT lettering on the tailgate, front grille and sides
  • Black side moulding
  • Sporty single-pipe exhaust system with chrome trim


Functional Equipment

  • Lowered suspension
  • Sport pedal cluster
  • Floor mats front and rear


Safety

  • Cruise Control


Optional Features

  • Removable Towbar
  • Storage Package (Front centre armrest and drawer under driver’s seat)
  • Smoker’s package
  • ‘Vienna’ Leather Trim

1.6 77 kW Polo Vivo Maxx

Exterior features

  • 15 mm raised suspension
  • 17-inch Canyon alloy wheels
  • Silver-coloured side mirrors
  • Maxx badging
  • Single-pipe exhaust with chrome tip
  • Aluminium roof rails

Interior features

  • Sport pedal
  • Coloured centre console
  • Front electric windows
  • Manual air conditioning 
  • 3-spoke, multifunction steering wheel
  • Colour touch radio with SD/USB/Bluetooth snd 6 speakers


Safety features

  • 2 airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Tyre pressure monitor
  • ISOFIX child seat mounts

Volkswagen Polo Vivo Price in South Africa (June 2018)


After entering the market back in March 2010, the Volkswagen Polo Vivo has tallied up almost 200 000 units, making it the best-selling passenger car in South Africa.

The Volkswagen Polo Vivo Hatch comes standard with a 3 year/120 000km warranty and a 6-year Anti Corrosion warranty.  A Volkswagen Automotion Maintenance Plan, as well as a Volkswagen Automotion Service Plan, are available as options. The service interval is 15 000 km. There are a choice of 6 colours: Pure White, Flash Red, Deep Black Pearlescent, Reflex Silver Metallic, Reef Blue Metallic and Limestone Grey Metallic.

1.4 55 kW Trendline - R179 900

1.4 63 kW Comfortline - R192 000

1.6 77 kW Comfortline Tiptronic - R221 900

1.6 77 kW Highline - R214 900

1.6 77 kW Vivo Maxx - R225 000

1.0 TSI 81 kW GT - R245 000

Further reading:

Volkswagen Polo Vivo 1.4 Comfortline (2018) Review

Old Volkswagen Polo vs new Polo Vivo: How different are they?

5 Alternatives to the New VW Polo Vivo

Volkswagen Polo Vivo (2014) Review

Volkswagen Polo Vivo GTS (2016) Review

5 New Hatchbacks to Look Forward to in 2018

Global NCAP and AA Crash Test Popular Cars in SA

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