LIMITED EDITION POLO: VWSA adds a special derivative to its popular locally-built Polo Vivo - the Eclipse. Image: QuickPic
VOLKSWAGEN has added a special edition derivative to its best-selling Polo Vivo model range. Polo Vivo has sold nearly 175 000 units since its market introduction in March 2010.
With the introduction of special edition Polo Vivo Eclipse, Volkswagen has another derivative to help it sustain its A0 market segment dominance.
Polo Vivo and Polo are the only locally built models in the competitive A0 segment. Both models have a combined market share of 33% in the A0 segment in 2015.
Polo Vivo Eclipse is available in both hatch and sedan body variants. To make it exclusive, it is only offered in two colours, pure white and deep pearlescent black.
The special edition Eclipse is fitted with a 1,4 63kW engine (132Nm of torque) and is mated to a five-speed manual transmission.
On the exterior, the Polo Vivo Eclipse’s exclusive features will be distinguished by silver side mirror housings, 16-inch Mistral alloy wheels, “Eclipse” badges at the back and side, lowered suspension and chrome strips on the boot and side.
The interior features include the centre console that is painted in steel graphite, partial leather on the steering wheel and gear lever and Global seat trim.
Prices (VAT and emissions tax included)
•1.4 63 kW Eclipse Hatch R168 600
•1.4 63 kW Eclipse Sedan R174 600
Polo Vivo Eclipse (Hatch and Sedan) come standard with a three-year/120 000 km warranty and a six-year Anti Corrosion warranty.
A five-year/60 000 km Volkswagen Automotion Maintenance Plan as well as a five- year/ 60 000 km Service Plan are available as options. The service interval is 15 000 km