Volkswagen of South Africa has added an automatic transmission to the Polo Vivo range. Since its launch in March 2010, the Polo Vivo has sold over 25 500 units (hatch and sedan) sold and now with the introduction of a 6-speed transmission, looks set to continue at the top of the charts.
The 6-speed Tiptronic will be offered with a 1.4 63 kW engine for both hatch and sedan versions. The 63 kW engine reaches its maximum torque of 132 Nm at 5 000 r/min and has a top speed of 172 km/h. Its combined fuel consumption is a respectable 6.6 L/100km.
“The introduction of an automatic transmission derivative into the Polo Vivo model range will give our customers an option of an affordable 6-speed automatic gearbox. We are very pleased with the sales success of the Polo Vivo. We are confident that the addition of an automatic transmission into the range will be well received by our customers,” said Mike Glendinning, Director: Sales and Marketing at Volkswagen Group South Africa.
At the same time, Volkswagen is introducing a frugal derivative into the Polo Vivo range. Polo Vivo BlueLine complements the Volkswagen BlueMotion Technology brand, which was first introduced locally in the new Touareg in 2010. The 1.4 55 kW Polo Vivo BlueLine has claimed combined fuel consumption of 5.4 L/100km and its CO2 emissions value is 128 g/km. Polo Vivo BlueLine will only be available in hatchback bodystyle and is differentiated by a tailgate spoiler, lowered suspension, 15-inch Charade Alloy wheels with low resistance tyres and exclusive Active cloth seat trim.
Read our full review of the Volkswagen Polo Vivo.