--
 
BP launches best dirt-busting fuels

BP launched its new range of fuel in SA and says the new products will clean your car's engine and improve fuel economy. - Sponsored

11 ways to drive fuel efficiently in SA

We list more tips and methods on how to stretch the fuel in your car, as well as stretching your wallet.

Sporty Vivo GT arrives!

2011-10-11 12:37

SPORTY VIVO: Rivals have yet another reason to fear the VW Vivo with the SA launch of the sporty GT derivative.

Volkswagen SA's hugely popular Polo Vivo will gain a sporty derivative with the introduction of a GT version. Got an extra five grand?

Under the bonnet will be a 77kW/155Nm, 1.6 engine and a simple five-speed gearbox which together, VW says, will hurl the little car to 100km/h from parked in about 11 seconds. More important in the real world will be its fuel consumption: VW claims 6.6/100... Others might think the lowered suspension more important.

The Vivo GT will also have anti-lock brakes, power windows, radio/CD with four speakers, theft alarm and central locking with remote-controlled activation - just like the plain 1.6. So to set itself apart from its siblings the GT will have GT badges on its grille and boot door, a spoiler and chromed twin exhausts.

SPORTY INTERIOR

Comfort items for the GT include sport seats, a three-spoked steering wheel, silver fascia panels and red stitching on the gear lever and handbrake. Colour choice is simple and very CitiGolf-recalling... you can have black, white, red or silver.

Compared to the current 1.6-litre Trendline model you're essentially getting a body kit and sporty interior extras, for R5000 more.
 
Price: Volkswagen Polo Vivo GT 1.6 - R155 320 (standard 1.6 Trendline - R150 320), including a three-year or 120 000km warranty and a six-year anti-rust through warranty. Service plan an option. Service intervals 15 000km.

Check out our gallery!

Inside Wheels24

Driven: Chevrolet Trailblazer - ageing but still in the SUV fight

The Chevrolet Trailblazer has a tough battle against the likes of the new Toyota Fortuner and Ford Everest in South Africa. Is there any fight left in the big Chevy SUV?

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.