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2010-03-10 14:13
Okay, so it’s now called the Vivo and is essentially a rebadged previous-generation Polo, but does it really matter? We have early details and prices.

Wheel24 is driving the car today at its launch in the Eastern Cape, so be sure to check back tomorrow for a driving impression of the newcomer. Until then, Volkswagen SA has kindly provided us with details.

As a follow up to the wildly successful Citi Golf, the Vivo is built at VWSA’s Uitenhage plant and is available in hatchback and sedan body styles.

Fashioned on the recently-eclipsed Polo, the Polo Vivo is considered an extension of the Polo range in the vein of previous Classic and Playa derivatives. Volkswagen is adamant that this car is not a Citi Golf replacement.

Vivo comes with front airbags and ABS and is offered with a choice of three new petrol engines – 55- and 63-kW 1.4 and a 77-kW 1.6. All powerplants are mated to a five-speed manual transmission.

More details to follow in our full driving impression tomorrow, but in the meanwhile, here are the prices.

Vivo Hatchback
1.4 55 kW two-door - R101 500
1.4 55 kW -  R109 900
1.4 63 kW Trendline -  R119 900
1.6 77 kW -  R136 900
1.6 77 kW Trendline - R144 900

Vivo Sedan
1.4 55 kW - R115 800
1.4 63 kW Trendline - R125 800
1.6 77 kW - R142 800
1.6 77 kW Trendline - R150 800

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