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 the market segment dominance.
Polo Vivo and Polo are the only locally built models in the competitive segment. Both models have a combined market share of 33 percent in the 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 1.4 63kW engine with 132Nm of torque and is mated to a 5-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 strip 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.
“Polo Vivo offers excellent value for money without compromising on core product essentials that customers expect from Volkswagen. In a Polo Vivo, customers are getting an A class car for the price of an A0 car. The cost of ownership over a 3-year cycle makes Polo Vivo one of the cheapest cars to own in the Southern Africa market” said Petra Hoffmann, Director: Sales and Marketing at Volkswagen Group Southern Africa.
The Eclipse trades between N$168 600 and N$174 600 and come standard with a 3 year/120 000km warranty and a 6 year Anti Corrosion warranty. A 5 year/ 60 000km Volkswagen Automotion Maintenance Plan as well as a 5 year/ 60 000 km Service Plan are available as options. The service interval is 15 000 km.