1 250 000th VW Polo produced

2017-03-09 11:43
Thomas Schaefer (left in front) Chairman and Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) together with employees and management of vehicle assembly give thumbs up to welcome the 1 250 000th Polo produced at the Volkswagen’s Uitenhage manufacturing factory.                     Photo:VWSA

Thomas Schaefer (left in front) Chairman and Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) together with employees and management of vehicle assembly give thumbs up to welcome the 1 250 000th Polo produced at the Volkswagen’s Uitenhage manufacturing factory. Photo:VWSA

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THE 1 250 000th Polo produced at Volkswagen’s Uitenhage manufacturing factory left the production line last Monday.

This milestone also marked 21 years of the production of the Polo in South Africa.

The Uitenhage manufacturing factory produces Polo and Polo Vivo, both have been the best-selling passenger cars in South Africa since 2010.

“There is no better way to celebrate the success of the Polo Vivo as the best-selling passenger car in South Africa than to pay homage to its iconic predecessor, Citi Golf,” said Stefan Mecha, Director: Sales and Marketing at Volkswagen Group South Africa.

“The three colours of Red, Yellow and Blue are synonymous with the classic Citi Golf and it was fitting for us to now also use them as the only colours for Citi Vivo.

“Citi Vivo is a special edition with about 2 000 units planned.”

Polo is built for local and international markets, while Polo Vivo was only sold in South Africa until December 2016 when the first Polo Vivos were assembled and sold in Kenya as part of Volkswagen’s Africa strategy.

Polo Vivo is a proudly South African car with German engineering ingenuity. About 70% of its parts are sourced locally which has helped local suppliers to create jobs.

“Polo Vivo has the best resale value in its class,” said Mecha from his office in Uitenhage.

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