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2009-03-05 08:11

Volkswagen's Citi Golf line-up has been bolstered with a special edition model, called Xcite, which introduces safety kit not seen in its 25 years on the local market.

Based on the 62-kW 1.4i Citi Sport, 1.4 Xcite's key attribute is that it adds a Lightning Audio sound package. This comes with two-way door mounted speakers, an amplifier mounted beneath the passenger seat and a subwoofer in the luggage compartment.

According to VWSA, Lightning Audio is a subsidiary of Rockford Fosgate.

As standard, the special edition will also come with colour-coded side mirrors, black side striping, a three-spoke steering wheel and sport seats.



Perhaps the biggest news though, is that Xcite comes equipped with a driver airbag, which is now also available across the rest of the range with immediate effect.

1.4i Xcite is but one of a list of special editions scheduled for roll-out by 2010, but whether subsequent models will add additional safety equipment such as a passenger airbag or ABS remains unlikely.

Citi Golf comes standard with a three-year/120 000 km warranty, maintenance and service plans are optional. 

Prices:
TenaCiti 1.4i - R79 700
CitiStorm 1.4i - R83 100
CitiSport 1.4i - R89 600
CitiXcite 1.4i - R92 600
CitiRox 1.4i - R97 200
CitiSport 1.6i – R100 450
CitiRox 1.6i - R105 950


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