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Polo Vivo Maxx - Raising the Game

Polo Vivo Maxx – Raising the Game

The 2012 best-selling passenger car in South Africa, the Polo Vivo has been expanded with the addition of the sized-up derivative aptly named the Polo Vivo Maxx.

In 2012 Polo Vivo, which is manufactured at the Volkswagen South Africa’s plant in Uitenhage, sold 34 873 units.
Polo Vivo Maxx is only offered in the hatch body version and boasts of number of exterior and interior features that differentiate it from its siblings.

The exterior features include raised suspension, 17-inch ‘Budapest’ alloy wheels, painted exterior mirrors, twin exhaust tailpipes and aluminum roof rails.

In the interior, Polo Vivo Maxx has pedals with aluminum inserts, centre console in titanium paint, front electric windows, manual air-conditioner, 3-spoke leather steering wheel with chrome insert and grey stitching, Radio/CD/MP3/Bluetooth with 4-speakers and floor mats with grey stitching.

Polo Vivo Maxx is powered by 1.6 77kW engine that is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.

Its standard safety and security features include driver and front passenger airbags, ABS with EBD as well as an immobiliser and central locking.

The starting price fro the Polo Viv0 Maxx R160 300.

Source: VWSA

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Volkswagen Polo R WRC Launch Event in Monaco [Video]

Volkswagen Polo R WRC Launch Event in Monaco [Video]

Volkswagen launched its Polo R WRC this past weekend in Monaco and drivers Sébastien Ogier, Jari-Matti Latvala and Andreas Mikkelsen were there for the event. The footage covers the launch event.

If you are a Volkswagen fan that i hope you will be glued to your chair for the 2013 season of the WRC.

Source: Motors TV

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Volkswagen Polo R WRC Spotted Testing [Video]

Volkswagen Polo R WRC Spotted Testing [Video]

Earlier this week we previewed a video of the newly released Volkswagen Polo R WRC Launch trailer (seen below) and yesterday we came across this video of the Volkswagen Polo R WRC being put through its paces.

The inaugural race for the Volkswagen Polo R WRC is set for the 15 December, which heralds the beginning of the 2013 Rally Monte Carlo which runs from the 15th to the 20th of January 2013.

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Volkswagen Polo BlueGT

Volkswagen Polo BlueGT

The Polo BlueGT will be the first VW with cylinder deactivation also known as active cylinder management (ACT).

The 1.4-litre TSI engine delivers 103 kW of power and has a top speed of 210 km/h. The claimed fuel consumption is 4.7 l/100 km and drops down to 4.5 l/100 when the optional 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG) is added.

This is due to the active cylinder management system in conjunction with VW BlueMotion Technology (Stop/Start system, battery regeneration).

The claimed acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is 7.9 seconds.

From a styling perspective the Polo BlueGT is distinguished from the rest of the Polo line-up by the multispoke 17-inch alloys, GT signatures at the front and rear (and additional ‘BLUEMOTION’ at the rear) and new tailpipe trim, Other exterior features such as the rear spoiler, rear bumper with diffuser, front bumper and fog lights including daytime running lights are borrowed from the Polo GTi whilst the the side sills and the front rain channels are borrowed from the Polo BlueMotion. The Polo Gti also has black painted radiator grille, R-line ventilation screen in the bumper and black door mirrors.

The ride height on the Polo BlueGT has also been reduced by 15mm to help improve the ride and handling dynamics.

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