Aiming to build on the success of its popular current Polo Vivo range, VWSA has introduced two new hatch derivatives into the local market.
Created specifically with fleet owners and small delivery companies in mind the new Vivo Xpress is offered exclusively with a 55 kW 1,4-litre engine and has been designed and equipped accordingly. Boasting a 15 mm raised ride height, hard wood flooring at the rear (replacing the rear seat bench), as well as a load partitioning between the driver and cargo bay, the Xpress offers 1 060 dm3 worth of loading capacity with a 519 kg payload.
Options on the Vivo Xpress include cruise control, CD/Radio, 14-inch alloy wheels and a rough road package consisting of a front underbody guard and heavy duty shocks.
Significantly, the Xpress has been homologated as an N1 Commercial Vehicle allowing VAT registered customers to claim back VAT.
Delivery drivers will be disappointed to find the Xpress isn't offered with the same 77 kW 1,6-litre engine as the new Polo Vivo GTS model. Sporting the same power output as the exiting GT version, the GTS is nevertheless distinguished by its black roof and gloss black side mirrors, grey 16-inch Rizazza wheels, and corresponding GTS decals.
Available in five colours the Vivo GTS's interior gains a bespoke sport pedal cluster and red stitch highlighting.
Polo Vivo Xpress - R163 700
Polo Vivo GTS - R197 200
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