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A bit about the e-Golf

The new e-Golf brings impressive power, efficiency and adaptability to the forefront of your drive. And with three driving modes – standard, Eco and Eco+ - you are firmly in the driver’s seat.

The e-Golf automatically starts in Normal driving mode, giving you:
  • 100 kw
  • Max starting torque 290Nm
  • Max speed 150 km/h
  • 0 to 100 km/h in 9.6 seconds
Eco and Eco+ driving modes are also available to save energy, giving you:
  • Driving modes that achieve greater range through efficient use of energy
  • The assistance to drive even more energy-efficiency
  • The choice of driving with full power and full comfort, or driving extremely efficiently with maximum range

Retail price of the new Volkswagen Polo announced


  • The new Volkswagen Polo will go on sale in January 2022

Retail price of the new Volkswagen Polo announced

  • The new Volkswagen Polo will go on sale in January 2022

Johannesburg, 2 December 2021 – Volkswagen has announced the retail price of South Africa’s second best-selling passenger car, the Polo.

The front and rear ends of the new Polo have been given a sportier and fresh look. The headlights and taillights now come standard with LED technology across the range. The new Polo has a distinctive signature which includes a new LED light strip along the radiator grille in conjunction with IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights – which is a standard feature in the new Polo GTI.

The interior of the new Polo boasts a digital cockpit, a re-designed multi-function steering wheel, new-generation infotainment systems and wireless App-Connect (optional feature). Furthermore, for the first time, the new Polo will be offered with the optional IQ.DRIVE Travel Assist feature.

The new Polo model range has adopted Volkswagen’s new naming convention. The new Polo will now be available in the Polo (base model), Polo Life (mid-level) and Polo R-Line (premium). The new Polo will also be available in a GTI derivative.

When compared to the outgoing derivative, the entry-level Polo (70kW Manual) now comes standard with LED headlights and taillights, a new multi-function steering wheel and a digital dashboard display. App-Connect, which was an optional feature in the outgoing derivative, is now a standard feature in the new Polo.

The new Polo Life (70kW Manual) derivative is now offered with four additional standard features which were optional in the outgoing derivative. These are the digital dashboard display, Park Distance Control (front and rear), electric folding mirrors and lumbar support for the driver and front passenger are all standard features in the new Polo Life model.

In the Polo Life (85kW DSG®) derivative, the digital dashboard display, Park Distance Control (front and rear), electric folding mirrors, lumbar support for the driver and front passenger as well as a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel with shift paddles now come standard - these were optional features in the outgoing derivative. The Polo Life (85kW DSG®) also comes available with 15-inch Essex alloy wheels.

In the new Polo R-Line, the bumpers are distinguished from all other Polo versions by their striking R design. Standard features include the digital dashboard display, Park Distance Control (front and rear), electric folding mirrors, lumbar support for the driver and front passenger as well as a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel with shift paddles. The Polo R-Line also features 16-inch Valencia alloy wheels, Composition Media infotainment system with inductive mobile charging and the two-zone climatronic air-conditioning system.

The new Polo GTI now comes standard with the premium IQ.Light LED matrix headlights which are also offered in the Golf 8 GTI. Other standard features in the new Polo GTI are the digital dashboard display, Park Distance Control, electric folding mirrors and Dynamic Chassis Control, dynamic front cornering lights and the two-zone climatronic system. The autonomous emergency braking with front assist, which was not available in the outgoing model, is now a standard feature in the new Polo GTI. The Polo GTI also comes standard with 17-inch Milton Keynes alloy wheels and a Composition Media infotainment system with inductive mobile charging.

Recommended Retail Price (VAT and emissions tax included)

Polo 1.0 TSI 70kW Manual - R311 800
Polo Life 1.0 TSI 70kW Manual - R350 000
Polo GTI 2.0 TSI 147kW DSG® - R489 400

The new Volkswagen Polo comes standard with a 3 year/120 000km warranty, 3 year/ 45 000km EasyDrive Service Plan and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty. The service interval is 15 000km.

Customers have the option to extend EasyDrive Maintenance and EasyDrive Service Plans up to 10 years/ 300 000km. The EasyDrive Maintenance Plan covers costs (parts and labour) associated with scheduled vehicle services, repairs of defective components and wear and tear items (excluding tyres) that need to be replaced as well as 24/7 Roadside Assistance. The EasyDrive Service Plan covers all manufacturer-specific scheduled service requirements, including parts and labour costs.

The new Polo 70kW and GTI derivatives will retail from Volkswagen dealers in January 2022. The Polo 85kW derivatives will be available from March 2022.


Black Style Package added to the Polo Vivo range


  • Popular exterior package now available in South Africa’s best-selling passenger car
  • The Black Style Package also available in the Tiguan, Golf GTI and Touareg

Black Style Package added to the Polo Vivo range

  • Popular exterior package now available in South Africa’s best-selling passenger car
  • The Black Style Package also available in the Tiguan, Golf GTI and Touareg

Johannesburg, 10 November 2021 – The Polo Vivo is the latest model in the Volkswagen range to offer the popular Black Style Package. The Black Style Packages were introduced in the Tiguan and Touareg in 2019. “The Black Style Package is a popular optional package and its success in the Tiguan and Touareg models motivated our decision to also introduce it in the new Golf GTI and now the Polo Vivo,” said Steffen Knapp, head of the Volkswagen Passenger Car Brand. The Black Style Package is available on the Polo Vivo Comfortline and Highline derivatives. It is only offered in Pure White, Reflex Silver, Flash Red and Reef Blue exterior colours. In the Polo Vivo range, the Black Style Package includes black 16-inch Portago alloy wheels, gloss black mirror caps, a gloss black painted roof, gloss black B and C pillar covers, black side sill covers, body-coloured boot spoiler, privacy glass, chrome exhaust tip as well as anthracite headliner and sun visors.

The Black Style Package on the best-selling Polo Vivo is now available from Volkswagen dealers and retails for R9 000 on the Comfortline and R8 250 on the Highline

In the Golf 8 GTI, the Black Style Package features piano black side mirrors, a piano black chrome strip on the front grille as well as black 18-inch Bergamo alloy wheels. The Black Style Package in the Golf 8 GTI retails for R8 000. In the Tiguan, the Black Style Package comes with a body coloured bumper and lower door parts, black air intakes with fins on the radiator grille, black decorative trim on the side windows, black exterior mirror housings, privacy glass, black roof rails, a black headliner, sport suspension and black 20-inch Suzuka alloy wheels. The Black Style Package in the Tiguan costs R28 000.

In the top-of-the-range Touareg, the Black Style Package features blackened out chrome elements, an ‘R’ style bumper, body-coloured bumper and lower door parts, black roof rails, black decorative trim on the side windows, black side mirrors, black radiator grille and black 21-inch Suzuka alloy wheels. The Black Style Package in the Touareg, which is only available on the Executive model, retails for R45 200.


NEW VOLKSWAGEN CADDY TO RETAIL IN SOUTH AFRICA IN NOVEMBER


  • The fifth generation Caddy now features increased space, new technologies and a new interior and exterior design
  • Compact outside, spacious inside: the new Caddy Maxi Cargo offers room for up to two Euro pallets
  • The re-designed fifth generation Caddy is now based on Volkswagen’s Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform

NEW VOLKSWAGEN CADDY TO RETAIL IN SOUTH AFRICA IN NOVEMBER

  • The fifth generation Caddy now features increased space, new technologies and a new interior and exterior design
  • Compact outside, spacious inside: the new Caddy Maxi Cargo offers room for up to two Euro pallets
  • The re-designed fifth generation Caddy is now based on Volkswagen’s Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform

Johannesburg, 21 September 2021 – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will be launching the new Caddy in South Africa from November 2021. The Caddy was first launched in the local market in 1992 and has to date sold 35 617 units. In 2020, the fourth generation Caddy sold1 730 units achieving an impressive share of 88% in the A City Van segment. Over three million units have been built worldwide since 1979. The fifth generation Volkswagen Caddy will be launched with a new naming convention; Caddy, Caddy Maxi, Caddy Kombi, Caddy Maxi Kombi, Caddy Cargo and Caddy Maxi Cargo

Charismatic design and new exterior features

The exterior has a new and striking sporty design. The new Caddy is built on the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform, the same as the Golf 8. The vehicle body has been redesigned to be more charismatic than ever before. Thanks to the MQB platform, new high-end technologies now find their way into the Caddy range.

In terms of engineering and specification, the exterior of the Caddy offers a number of new features. Exterior features include new LED headlights and LED rear lights, painted body-coloured bumpers and black roof rails. Optional exterior features include a panoramic sunroof with a large glass area of 1.4m², a removable tow bar that can tow a maximum weight of 1 500kg as well as 16-inch Wien alloy wheels. The new Caddy is available in 12 exterior paint colours with five new colours now available in the fifth generation model.

Caddy and Caddy Maxi – for passenger and lifestyle use

Even as a short wheelbase, the Caddy is broader and longer. A stand-out feature is the optional panoramic glass roof, which is the largest in the segment.

The Caddy entry-level derivative comes as a short wheelbase with five seats and an optional seven-seat selection. The Caddy Maxi (long wheelbase) comes standard with a seven-seat configuration.

Caddy Kombi and Caddy Maxi Kombi – for carrying more people.

The Caddy Kombi is ideal for everyday use as well as for sport, leisure, work and holidays. The vehicle can be easily converted to suit various personal and business needs. Recent conversions include for people living with disabilities, mobile offices, K9 units and hearses. The Caddy Kombi comes available as a short wheelbase with seven seats and the Caddy Maxi Kombi is available in a long wheel base version with five seats and an optional seven-seat configuration. Both model lines feature easily removable and folding seats as well as easy-access sliding rear passenger doors.

Features of the Caddy Kombi include black coated bumpers, steel wheels, H7 Halogen headlights and an electronic brake with auto-hold. Optional features include a Rear View Camera, LED headlights, App-Connect, multi-function steering wheel, 16-inch Wien alloy wheels, tow bar (fixed or removable), rear wing doors, front fog lamps with cornering lights and cruise control.

Caddy Cargo and Caddy Maxi Cargo – for carrying bigger loads

The Caddy Cargo exterior design sees the roofline sloping down slightly towards the back. The short wheelbase is 2.755mm in length and has a load compartment volume of 3.1m3. The Caddy Maxi Cargo with a long wheelbase of 2.970mm allows a load compartment volume of 3.7m3.

Highlights of the Caddy Cargo include; up to six lashing rings in the load compartment, a brake assist system, electronically adjustable door mirrors, an electronic parking brake with auto hold function, H7 Halogen main headlights and daytime running lights, single near-side sliding door (Caddy Cargo SWB), twin near-side and off-side sliding doors (Caddy Maxi Cargo) and a rear wing door which is split into a ⅔ to ⅓ ratio and has a maximum opening angle of 180°.

Large modernised interior with practical storage

Inside, the fifth generation Caddy impresses with new high-tech solutions and more space. The Caddy Maxi Cargo, now provides room for up to two Euro pallets. The indicator and control elements have been completely redesigned: the interactive interfaces for the driver and front-seat passenger are formed by the new radio and infotainment systems of which the Composition Comfort radio is smartphone compatible (App-Connect). The modern instrument cluster now has the traditional rotary switch for lights. In addition, LED interior lights enhances the interior of the car. Another new feature is a roof vent for better climate control and faster stationary ventilation in the back.

New driver assistance systems make the Caddy safer and easier to drive

The new Caddy range showcases some of Volkswagen’s most advanced driver assistance systems. With Cruise Control, the new Caddy offers a relaxing drive for longer journeys. Park Assist paired with the Rear-View Camera takes the hassle out of parking in tight spaces, while Trailer Manoeuvring will give drivers the confidence to guide a trailer easily.

1.6i MPI engine

The new Caddy range will be available in two engines, one petrol and one diesel.

New Caddy Engine line-up

The four-cylinder petrol engine develops 81kW, torque of 152Nm and is coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission. Fuel consumption is 7.3 litres/ 100km. This engine is available in the Caddy, Caddy Kombi (SWB) and Caddy Cargo (SWB) derivatives.

2.0 TDI engine

The four-cylinder diesel engine also develops 81kW and a torque of 300Nm and is coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission. Fuel consumption is 5.5 litres/ 100km. The 2.0 TDI engine is available in the Caddy, Caddy Maxi (LWB), Caddy Kombi (SWB), Caddy Maxi Kombi (LWB), Caddy Cargo (SWB) and Caddy Maxi Cargo (LWB).

The passenger version Caddy and Caddy Maxi come standard with a 3-year / 120 000km warranty while the Caddy Kombi, Caddy Maxi Kombi, Caddy Cargo and Caddy Maxi Cargo come standard with a 2-year / unlimited kilometre warranty. The entire Caddy range also comes standard with a 12-year anti corrosion warranty. The service interval is 15 000 kilometres.

The fifth generation Caddy will be available from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Dealers in November. Pricing for the new Caddy range will be announced closer to the launch date.


The Golf 8 GTI officially goes on sale in South Africa today


  • AVIS was the first customer to take delivery of the Golf 8 GTI in South Africa
  • Volkswagen’s partnership with AVIS dates back to 1971
  • The Golf 8 GTI pre-order campaign, which kicked off on 19 July, has seen over 1 000 customers showing interest in the eighth generation hot hatch

The Golf 8 GTI officially goes on sale in South Africa today

  • AVIS was the first customer to take delivery of the Golf 8 GTI in South Africa
  • Volkswagen’s partnership with AVIS dates back to 1971
  • The Golf 8 GTI pre-order campaign, which kicked off on 19 July, has seen over 1 000 customers showing interest in the eighth generation hot hatch

Johannesburg, 1 September 2021 – The Golf 8 GTI will officially go on sale from Volkswagen Dealers in South Africa today, 1 September 2021.

AVIS was the first customer to take delivery of the Golf 8 GTI in South Africa.

“Part of our success as a brand is attributed to sales to the rental industry. Volkswagen has the highest passenger car share of the rental market which is 34%. AVIS remains a key strategic partner for the Volkswagen brand because it accounts for 50% of our rental channel sales,” said Steffen Knapp, head of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand.

Over 7 000 units are sold to AVIS each year, which is approximately 10% of Volkswagen’s total annual vehicles sold in South Africa.

The partnership between Volkswagen and AVIS began in January 1971 with the delivery of 96 Beetle 1300s. A year later, Avis tripled the order which included 1600cc Beetles, Type 4s and Microbuses. By 1981, Volkswagen has sold its 10 000th car to AVIS which was a Golf. In 1996, AVIS became Volkswagen’s biggest customer when a record number of 3 805 vehicles were delivered to them during that year. In 2008, Volkswagen delivered the 100 000th vehicle to AVIS and to date over 200 000 units have been delivered to AVIS.

“2021 is a special year for Volkswagen and AVIS as we celebrate our 50-year partnership. We are proud of how the partnership between the two organisations has grown since the humble beginnings in 1971. We are also excited to be the first customer to take delivery of the Golf 8 GTI in South Africa which will be an important model of our AVIS Luxury Cars fleet,” Rebone Motsatsi, AVIS Executive: Car Rental Operations.

In 2020, the Golf range was No.1 in the A Hatch segment with a share of 29.1%. The Golf 8 GTI is set to continue the success of the hot hatch and to date over 1 000 customers have shown interest in the GTI since pre-orders went live on 19 July 2021.


Polo Vivo range gets a stylish special edition derivative


  • South Africa’s best-selling passenger car, the Polo Vivo, is getting a stylish special edition derivative added to the range

Polo Vivo range gets a stylish special edition derivative

  • South Africa’s best-selling passenger car, the Polo Vivo, is getting a stylish special edition derivative added to the range

Johannesburg – With 261 285 units sold since its market introduction in March 2010, the Volkswagen Polo Vivo hatch has been the best-selling passenger car model in South Africa for the past decade.

Being the only locally manufactured model in the competitive A0 segment, the Polo Vivo has been a dominant brand in the entry-level hatch segment in spite of new models being launched on a regular basis.

Polo Vivo’s key product attributes such as affordability, German build quality, safety, space and comfort have a set an unparalleled benchmark in the segment. The cost of ownership over a 3-year cycle makes Polo Vivo one of the most affordable cars to own in the South African market. Volkswagen has updated the Polo Vivo model range by adding a stylish special edition to the range.

“The Polo Vivo Mswenko, which is based on the 1.4 63kW Comfortline manual, is a fashion-inspired derivative which features unique styling details and serves to appeal to customers that are dynamic and young at heart,” said Mike Glendinning, Sales and marketing Director for Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA).

Mswenko (pronounced m-swe-nkoh) is the isiZulu expression for the slang word “swag”. Swag is an expression of attitude and confidence. A self-confident and stylish person is said to have swag. Mswenko, which is unique to South Africa, refers to a person’s style, attitude and general demeanour.

In the exterior, the Polo Vivo Mswenko is easily recognisable by the Mswenko side decals, a chrome tip exhaust, 16-inch Portago alloy wheels in Anthracite, a black painted roof, privacy glass and mirror covers in two colour variants. In the interior, the Polo Vivo Mswenko differentiates itself from the rest of the range with unique standard features such as the new Ocean Blue seats, Anthracite headliner, silver dashboard inserts,

App Connect, six speakers and a leather package (leather multi-function steering wheel, gearshift lever and gear knob). This special edition model will only be available in the following exterior colours; Pure White, Reflex Silver, Limestone Grey and Reef Blue. The Polo Vivo Mswenko will be available at Volkswagen dealers from October 2020.

Recommended Retail Price (VAT and emissions tax included)
Polo Vivo Mswenko 1.4 63kW Comfortline R246 900

The Polo Vivo Mswenko comes standard with a 3 year/120 000km warranty and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty. A Volkswagen Maintenance Plan as well as a Volkswagen Service Plan are available as options. Service interval is 15 000km.