Volkswagen Polo Vivo 2012 best-selling passenger car in South Africa


The 2012 best-selling passenger car in South Africa, Polo Vivo has been expanded with the addition of the sized-up derivative aptly named, Maxx. In 2012 Polo Vivo, which is manufactured at the Volkswagen South Africa’s plant in Uitenhage, sold 34 873 units.

Volkswagen Polo

Polo Vivo Maxx is only offered in the hatch body version and boasts of number of exterior and interior features that differentiate it from its siblings. The exterior features include raised suspension, 17-inch ‘Budapest’ alloy wheels, painted exterior mirrors, twin exhaust tailpipes and aluminum roof rails.

Volkswagen Polo Interior

In the interior, Polo Vivo Maxx has pedals with aluminum inserts, centre console in titanium paint, front electric windows, manual air-conditioner, 3-spoke leather steering wheel with chrome insert and grey stitching, Radio/CD/MP3/Bluetooth with 4-speakers and floor mats with grey stitching.

Volkswagen Polo Maxx

Polo Vivo Maxx is powered by 1.6 77kW engine that is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Its standard safety and security features include driver and front passenger airbags, ABS with EBD as well as an immobiliser and central locking.

The retail price is R160 300 (VAT and emissions tax included).