By Mxolisi Mhlongo
This week Volkswagen South Africa launched their 6th generation Polo in South Africa. We have gathered a few facts which may give you a clue as to why the car sells really well in South Africa and probably why it is on the top list of the most hijacked cars.
We were invited to Port Elizabeth when the car was launched and VW blames the insurance industry on the high number of hijackings on their product. According to VW South Africa General communications manager Matt Gennrich, they are certain VW cars are safe and not easy while stationery so thieves usually opt for hijacking them.
The maker has completely transformed the locally produced 6th generation Polo with an aim of not just expanding its customer base but also bringing a fresh and funky vibe to the mix. The new Polo has adopted VW’s new design language recently seen on the stunning Arteon with a body-colour grille top, LED daytime lights (all models, even the Trendline, get these), LED headlights, aggressive lower air intake with fog lamps.
Full list of official prices of the new VW Polo:
- 1.0 TSI 70 kW Trendline – R235 900
- 1.0 TSI 70 kW Comfortline – R264 700
- 1.0 TSI 70 kW Comfortline DSG – R280 700
- 1.0 TSI 85 kW Highline – R286 200
- 1.0 TSI 85 kW Highline DSG –R302 200
6 facts about the new VW Polo
- All the right had drives are built in South Africa
- The 5th generation Polo is the new Polo Vivo
- The VW Polo is very special to South Africans as it is the most sold under the VW banner
- VW has sold over 40 million units across the globe
- The price difference between the previous generation and the new Polo Vivo generation is R5900 on the Trendline.
- It also the most hijacked car in South Africa according to vehicle tracking company C-Track.