Compiled by Khulekani Dumisa
The Polo Vivo has been a hit in the local passenger scene selling over 261,285 units sold since its market introduction in March 2010. To keep things interesting and sales ever so healthy, Volkswagen has expanded the range by introducing a special edition model known as the Polo Vivo Mswenko.
The Polo Vivo Mswenko is based on the 1.4 63kW Polo Vivo Comfortline manual and comes with 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.
Just in case you were wondering, Mswenko (pronounced m-swe-nkoh) is a Zulu 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.
Polo Vivo Mswenko 1.4 63kW Comfortline is priced from R246,900. Pricing includes a 3 year/120,000km warranty and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty. Sadly VW doesn’t even include a maintenance plan or a service plan.
The Polo Vivo Mswenko will be available at Volkswagen dealers from October 2020.
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