VW has announced that the Polo Vivo line has been expanded with the addition of the sized-up derivative, the Maxx. In 2017 Polo Vivo, which is manufactured at the Volkswagen South Africa’s plant in Uitenhage, sold over 22 000 units. In 2018, the Polo Vivo has already sold over 11 000 units since launch of the second-generation model in February.
Polo Vivo Maxx is only offered in the hatch body version and boasts a number of exterior and interior features.
The exterior features include 15mm raised suspension, 17″ ‘Canyon’ alloy wheels, silver coloured exterior mirrors, Maxx lettering on the tailgate and sides, sporty single-pipe exhaust system with a chrome trim, and aluminum roof rails.
In the interior, Polo Vivo Maxx has sport pedal clusters, centre console in colored trim, on-board computer, front electric windows, manual air-conditioner, 3-spoke leather multifunction steering wheel with aluminium insert, colour touch radio with SD/USB/Bluetooth/App Connect and 6 speakers, as well as loose lay carpets mats.
In terms of the safety features, the Polo Vivo Maxx comes standard with driver and front passenger airbags, ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Tyre Pressure Monitor, ISOFIX child seat mounting points, front fog lights as well as an immobiliser, interior ultrasonic alarm with motion sensor and central locking.
Polo Vivo Maxx is powered by a 1.6 77 kW engine that is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
New Polo Vivo Maxx Pricing (VAT and emissions tax included)
1.6 77kW Polo Vivo Maxx R225 000
The new Polo Vivo Maxx comes standard with three year or 120 000 km warranty and six-year anti-corrosion warranty. Service Interval is 15 000 km. Customers can also tailor their package with the optional Volkswagen Automotion Maintenance Plan and Volkswagen Automotion Service Plan.
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