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2017-03-06 09:05

SPECIAL EDITION VIVO: Volkswagen pays homage to its legendary Citi Golf with the introduction of its limited edition Citi Vivo in South Africa. Image: Quickpic

  • Citi Vivo homage to the iconic Citi Golf
  • Vivo best-selling passenger car in 2016
  • 2000 units of its special edition planned

Cape Town - Volkswagen pays homage to its venerable and legendary, Citi Golf model with the introduction of its limited edition Citi Vivo.

The Citi Vivo is showcases the ubiquitous three colours (Red, Yellow and Blue) were used by the original Citi Golf in 1984.

The special edition Citi Vivo retails for R177 300 and 2000 units are planned for SA.

Eight-year hiatus

The production of the iconic Citi Golf at the Volkswagen manufacturing factory in Uitenhage ended in 2009 after serving South African customers for 25 years. VW says over the course of its production, its Uitenhage factory produced 377 000 units many of which are still used on our roads for the daily commute.

The Citi Golf gained some of its popularity from the quirky and humorous television and print adverts that told a SA story. These adverts were complemented by the cult status the Citi Golf enjoyed in the local market. In 2010, Volkswagen launched the Polo Vivo to replace the Citi Golf. In the past six years, the Polo Vivo has been the best-selling passenger model in South Africa and has to date sold 229 300.

READ: SA car sales - Polo Vivo on top, Focus joins top 10 best-sellers

In 2016, 28 830 Polo Vivos (hatch and body variants) were delivered to customers. 

The Citi Vivo is based on the 1.4i Conceptline derivative which has a power output of 55kW. In addition to the standard features of the Conceptline, the Citi Vivo gets 15" alloy wheels painted in white (similar to the original Citi Golf), side-mirrors painted in white, door and tailgate handles in white and it has "CITI" decals.

Optional kit includes cruise control, ultrasonic alarm system, front power windows and fog lights.

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