Driven - Dec 2021

The NEW Polo GTI is coming and we have pricing!

Did you know that South Africa is the second largest market in the world for sales of the Polo GTI? Although we trail Germany in sales, if that doesn’t prove that we are die-hard GTI fans then i’m not sure what will! 
With that in mind, we are here to announce that pricing has been confirmed for the upcoming GTI, whilst also revealing what the rest of the Polo range will set you back


Arriving in dealers in January 2022, the range will comprise of 3 models:A 70kW 1.0TSI manual variant, which will retail for R311 800.Next up is the Life model which has all the same attributes as the above model, but with an increase of price by almost R40 000, retailing at R350 000.Lastly, and the one you’ve been waiting for, the GTI has a retail sticker of R489 900. 
In comparison to the outgoing model, the base Polo now comes standard with LED headlights and taillights, a new multi-function steering wheel and a digital dashboard display. App-Connect is now a standard feature in the new Polo, as well. 
Over and above the standard Polo, the Life model now comes with four additional standard features, which includes a digital dashboard display, Park Distance Control (front and rear), electric folding mirrors, and lumbar support for the driver and front passenger. 

The range topping GTI now includes the premium IQ.Light LED matrix headlights. Other standard features include Dynamic Chassis Control, dynamic front cornering lights, and the two-zone climatronic system. Autonomous emergency braking with is another welcomed standard feature in the new Polo GTI. 


But the news doesn’t end there! During Q2 of 2022, VWSA is planning to launch an all-new SUV called the Taigo. The newcomer is intended to slot in between the T-Cross and T-Roc. The Taigo was originally intended for Latin American markets but VW saw the potential in offering it to the other markets in the world. 
Based on the Polo platform, the Taigo will be powered by a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol, which produces 85kW and 200Nm. It will be paired exclusively with a seven-speed DSG dual clutch automated gearbox. Further details, such as local spec and pricing, will be announced closer to the launch date.