Range-Topping Volkswagen Polo Vivo GT Gets a Fresh New Look

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Range-Topping Volkswagen Polo Vivo GT Gets a Fresh New Look

Since its local market launch in 2018, the second-generation Volkswagen Polo Vivo has been a resounding success, selling close to 120,000 units. With a cumulative sales figure of 313,620 units since its introduction to South Africa in 2010, the Polo Vivo has solidified its position as a popular hatchback in the country. Building on this success, Volkswagen is now giving the range-topping Polo Vivo GT a fresh new look with exciting exterior and interior updates.

Exterior Enhancements

The Polo Vivo GT's unique styling and characteristics have been further enhanced, maintaining its flagship status within the Polo Vivo model range. The exterior highlights include silver mirror caps, a GT rear decal, distinct 17-inch Mirabeau wheels, and dash inserts, along with GT decals on the front door, adding a touch of sportiness to the overall design. Additionally, the GT is now available in five exterior colors, including the eye-catching new Wild Cherry Red metallic color.

Sporty Interior Refinements

Step inside the Polo Vivo GT, and you'll be greeted by a sportier interior look. The cloth insert and stitch colors have been updated from blue to red, adding a vibrant contrast to the cabin. New grey stitching on the gear lever and handbrake complements the grey exterior accents, creating a cohesive and attractive aesthetic. Moreover, the GT refresh now includes GT embroidered branding on the loose-lay mats, adding a premium touch to the interior.

Impressive Features

The Polo Vivo GT comes loaded with attractive standard features, ensuring a delightful driving experience. Notable exterior features include the Safety Package, Lights and Vision Package, and a single pipe exhaust with chrome trim. Inside, you'll find front sport seats, aluminium-look pedals, Floor Mats (front and rear), and an 'Anthracite' headlining, all contributing to a refined cabin ambiance. Additional features such as Cruise Control, a Lowered suspension (-15mm), and a black tailgate spoiler further enhance the GT's sporty appeal.

Performance and Efficiency

Under the hood, the Polo Vivo GT boasts a peppy 1.0-liter TSI 81kW engine that delivers an exciting performance. With a top speed of 196 km/h and 200Nm torque available at 2000rpm, the GT offers a spirited driving experience. Despite the impressive performance, the 81kW engine remains fuel-efficient, with a claimed fuel consumption of 4.6 liters per 100 kilometers.


The Volkswagen Polo Vivo GT is priced at R332,800, including VAT and emissions tax, making it an enticing option for those seeking a combination of style, performance, and value.

Warranty and Service Plans

As with all Volkswagen vehicles, the refreshed Polo Vivo GT comes with a 3-year/120,000km warranty, providing peace of mind to owners. Additionally, a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty is included. For further convenience, Volkswagen offers the optional Volkswagen EasyDrive Maintenance Plan and EasyDrive Service Plan. The service interval for the Polo Vivo GT is set at 15,000 km.


The refreshed Polo Vivo GT is a compelling choice for driving enthusiasts seeking a thrilling hatchback experience. With its refreshed exterior styling, sporty interior upgrades, and a powerful yet efficient engine, the Polo Vivo GT continues to maintain its position as a top contender in the hatchback segment. Whether you're navigating urban streets or embarking on a long road trip, the Polo Vivo GT is ready to deliver a driving experience that is both exhilarating and practical.

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