Features & Specs

VW Polo Vivo GP 1.4 Conceptline (5dr)

Light hatchback under R140k

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People’ Choice Winner

Although the Polo Vivo has been around for some time, it is still South Africa’s number one selling new passenger vehicle. On the used car market, it performs equally well and due to high levels of demand.

The engine technology is quite old on the Vivo and thus the car has the least amount of power of some of the other vehicles in its category, although torque figures are up there with the best.

The old trusted 8-valve engine delivers only 55kW of maximum power and comes accompanied by a healthy 132Nm of torque. With its 8-valve configuration, the Vivo is no high-revver, but on the upside, the engine pulls strong from low engine speeds and due to closely stacked gear ratios.

The 0-100km/h dash will take around 12.9-seconds. A closer look under the bonnet reveals a very tidy engine bay and all the wiring and important plumbing still appear like new. Due to the older nature of the engine it probably does not appear tidy.

Value For Money

  • R128 300

Fuel Economy

  • 6.2 litres/100km

Performance

  • 0-100km/h in 12.9 seconds
  • Power and Torque of 55kW/132Nm

The Look

  • Exterior finishes are good