Vivo details and costing from VWSA

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The affordable, new entry level Volkswagen is here. The Polo Vivo will set new benchmarks in its category for affordability, quality, safety, space and comfort. Available in hatch and sedan, the Polo Vivo is driven by the desire to make motoring accessible to more South Africans. The Polo Vivo is a car that truly captures the can-do spirit of the nation for which it was designed. So much to celebrate.

Volkswagen has developed a cost of ownership promise for the Polo Vivo based on three cornerstones, “own”, “insure” and “maintain”.

Let’s take a closer look.

First of all the Polo Vivo represents great value for money at its recommended retail price. It is spacious and uncompromising on safety and comfort features. With 70% local parts content, the Polo Vivo costs less to build and parts are also more affordable and readily available. And it is produced to international quality standards with all the build integrity and quality of components you would expect from Volkswagen. Which also means that, like all Volkswagens, you can expect the Polo Vivo to retain a higher than industry average residual value.

Residual value (the resale value of the vehicle expressed as a percentage of its original price) is an often overlooked and critical influencer on cost of ownership. With the Polo Vivo you can expect the car to hold its value better and when you sell your car you will get more back for your car thus reducing your total cost of ownership over the lifetime of the vehicle. As a Citi Golf owner the same applies to you. According to the reputable TransUnion industry guide, Citi Golf is the leading brand in its segment with a better residual value over an extended period of time. So there is never a better time than now to upgrade to a Polo Vivo. Make contact with your Volkswagen Dealer to get the best deal from Volkswagen Financial Services and ensure you get much more car for your money.

Volkswagensure is approved and backed by Volkswagen and provides complete peace of mind with monthly insurance premiums to suit your lifestyle and your pocket. Highly competitive insurance premiums contribute to a further reduction in vehicle cost of ownership, making access to a Polo Vivo that much easier. Speak to your Volkswagen Dealer about Volkswagensure today to confirm the low premiums available on the Polo Vivo. We invite you to compare your current Citi Golf insurance premium to that of the Polo Vivo.


Volkswagen has offered affordable mobility to South Africans for over 60 years. The Polo Vivo is a car produced in South Africa, for the South African market, utilizing local parts suppliers making it more affordable to maintain. Service, maintenance and crash parts have been price benchmarked with the latest Kinsey Parts Survey to offer leading value in the entry segment of the market. And with 105 Dealers nationwide, you will have all the support and accessibility of Volkswagen’s highly trained and experienced Dealer Network.


Through Volkswagen’s unique cost of ownership promise, based on “own”, “insure” and “maintain”, we are able to introduce the Polo Vivo as an incredibly affordable motoring package.

And the good news is that the Polo Vivo has a better total cost of ownership when compared to the Citi Golf. While the legendary Citi Golf has been discontinued, we thought it prudent to highlight the amazing affordability of the Polo Vivo by providing a cost of ownership comparison between the entry-level Citi Golf, the 1.4 Tenaciti, and the entry-level 2-door and 4-door Polo Vivo hatch models.


Citi Tenaciti 1.4 Polo Vivo 1.4 (2-door) Polo Vivo 1.4 (4-door)
Purchase price R 84,700 R 101,500 R 109,900
No. of instalments 60 60 60
Interest rate * (Prime plus 1.5%) 11.5% 11.5% 11.5%
Deposit (10%) R 8,470 R 10,150 R 10,990
Balloon Payment (38%) R 32,186 R 38,570 R 41,762
Monthly instalments R 1,277 R 1,530 R 1,657
As a new model, Polo Vivo is expected to hold an even better residual value than the impressive one of Citi Golf. If this is considered in the overall cost of ownership, it would mean an even bigger saving for you.
* Advertised offer is based on a Linked rate, excludes initiation fee, monthly service fee of R57, any dealer fees and credit insurance required in accordance with the NCA. All finance offers subject to credit approval from Volkswagen Financial Services. A division of WesBank. A division of the FirstRand Bank Ltd. An authorized Financial Services Provider. NCRCP20. Information subject to change without notice.
Insurance (Rpm) R 1,448* R 931** R 975**
* Average monthly insurance premium for a 25 year old male living in the Sandton area with a low excess (average monthly premium calculated across South Africa’s major motor insurers).

** Monthly insurance premium for a 25 year old male living in the Sandton area with a low excess through Volkswagensure (A division of Volkswagen Financial Services).

Total cost of ownership (Rpm) R 2,725 R 2,461 R 2,632
Total cost R 117,281 R 140,544 R 152,175


The Polo Vivo does not only offer amazing affordability, but features improvements under the bonnet too. The proven and reliable 1.4 and 1.6 engine range offers several advantages in terms of torque, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The table below compares the Polo Vivo 1.4 and 1.6 petrol engines against the Citi Golf.

MODEL RANGE
Polo Vivo 1.4 55kW 1.4 63kW 1.6 77kW
Power (kW@rpm) 55 @ 5000 63 @ 5000 77 @ 5250
Torque (Nm@rpm) 132 @ 3600 132 @ 3600 155 @ 3500
Valves 16 16 16
Fuel Consumption (l/100km) 6.2 6.2 6.6
CO2 Emissions (g/km) 147 147 156
Citi Golf 1.4 55kW 1.4 62kW 1.6 74kW
Power (kW@rpm) 55 @ 5000 62 @ 5500 74 @ 5400
Torque (Nm@rpm) 117 @ 3500 124 @ 4400 140 @ 4400
Valves 8 8 8
Fuel Consumption (l/100km) 7.4 7.6 7.8
CO2 Emissions (g/km) 176 179 181

Whilst the Citi Golf is no longer manufactured in South Africa, it remains a vehicle in high demand by South African drivers and has therefore maintained its trade in value very well. There has never been a better time to trade in your Citi for a Polo Vivo that offers outstanding value for money.

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4 Comments

  1. Vincent says

    I love polo vivo its very nice car and reliable.
    I would like to own one, l earn R6320.000 per month,do l qualify for it?

  2. nonku says

    Hi

    I earn R6500 per month do i qualify for the Polo vivo? i stay in Pietermarizburg KZN which garage can you recomend if im interested to buy

  3. Vdub Editor says

    not sure, best to visit http://www.vw.co.za and you can find their finance numbers there.

  4. Moshidi Mnisi says

    good day my name is Moshidi

    I eanr 12600 per month and i would like to own a polo vivo do I qualify

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