Work and play offerings added to Volkswagen Polo Vivo range


Volkswagen South Africa has given its locally made Polo Vivo range a further boost with the additions of a commercial derivative, as well as a replacement for the range topping GT.

Vivo Xpress

Based on the entry-level Conceptline, the Vivo Xpress does away with the back seats in favour of a flat floor and heavy duty cargo net, with Volkswagen claiming a payload of 519 kg and total loading capacity of 1 060 kg.

Power remains unchanged from the standard Vivo with motivation coming from a 1.4-litre petrol engine that makes 55 kW and 132 N.m of torque. A five-speed manual gearbox continues to send power to the front wheels with fuel consumption being rated at 6.2 L/100 km.

The Xpress is priced at R163 700


Vivo GTS

Completing the range, the sporty GT makes way for the GTS with changes consisting of 16-inch metallic grey Rivazza alloy wheels, gloss black roof and mirrors, two-tone black and red GTS decals at the base of the doors, drilled pedals and carpets with black piping and red stitching.

Up front, the GTS makes use of the GT’s 1.6-litre petrol engine that churns out 77 kW and 155 N.m of torque. A five-speed manual is again the only transmission available with combined fuel consumption coming it at 6.6 L/100 km.

Price for the GTS is R197 200