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VW Citi Golf: Successor coming to South Africa, to be called VW Vivo

VW Vivo

The very popular VW Citi Golf in South Africa will soon have a successor: the VW Vivo.

As a follow up to the wildly successful Citi Golf, the Vivo is built at VWSA’s Uitenhage plant and is available in hatchback and sedan body styles.

Fashioned on the recently-eclipsed Polo, the Polo Vivo is considered an extension of the Polo range in the vein of previous Classic and Playa derivatives. Volkswagen is adamant that this car is not a Citi Golf replacement.

Vivo comes with front airbags and ABS and is offered with a choice of three new petrol engines – 55- and 63-kW 1.4 and a 77-kW 1.6. All powerplants are mated to a five-speed manual transmission.