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Volkswagen grows Polo and Tiguan ranges


Following the recent launch of the limited run Citi Vivo paying tribute to the iconic CitiGolf, Volkswagen has further boosted its product offerings with additions to the Polo and Tiguan ranges.

Polo 1.0 TSI R-Line

Slotting in above the 81 kW 1.2 TSI Highline DSG as the new flagship Polo model, the R-Line mainly benefits from a number of exterior tweaks on first glance, namely unique front and rear bumpers, R-Line badged grille, wider door sills, rear diffuser with integrated chrome exhaust, body colour boot spoiler and 17-inch Serron alloy wheels.

Interior changes are more minimal though with brushed aluminium inserts, Cell cloth finished sport seats and a flat-bottomed R-Line embossed multi-function steering wheel. In addition to the standard issue five-inch Composition Colour infotainment system with Bluetooth and USB, the R-Line can also be have with larger 5.8-inch Composition Media setup, climate control, auto on/off headlights, rain sense wipers, daytime running LEDs, rear park distance control and a panoramic sunroof.

The biggest difference from the Highline however is the change of engine with the four-cylinder 1.2 TSI making way for a 1.0-litre three-cylinder delivering an identical 81 kW, but 25 Nm more torque for a total of 200 Nm.

A seven-speed DSG is the only transmission option with Volkswagen claiming the R-Line will hit 100 km/h from standstill in 9.3 seconds, before topping out 197 km/h. With the addition of BlueMotion Technology incorporating Start/Stop, fuel consumption is a claimed 4.4 L/100 km.

Like the rest of the Polo range, the R-Line comes with a three year / 120 000 km warranty and three year / 45 000 km service plan as standard.


Polo 1.2 TSI Trendline R225 200
Polo 1.2 TSI Comfortline R251 200
Polo 1.0 TSI BlueMotion R261 800
Polo 1.2 TSI Highline R274 200
Polo 1.2 TSI Highline DSG R290 200
Polo 1.0 TSI R-Line DSG R290 200
Polo 1.4 TDI Trendline R251 700
Polo 1.4 TDI Highline R284 300
CrossPolo 1.2 TSI R282 700
CrossPolo 1.4 TDI R292 800
Polo GTI R357 300
Polo GTI DSG R373 300

Tiguan 2.0 TSI & 2.0 TDI

A contender for the 2017 South African Car of the Year crown, the until now petrol only Tiguan line-up is further boosted by the arrival of a bigger 2.0 TSI engine and 2.0 TDI.

Available in both Comfortline and Highline specifications, the oil-burner comes in three outputs with the former spec level offering either 81 kW / 280 Nm when mated with the six-speed manual gearbox, or 105 kW / 340 Nm with the seven-speed DSG.

Unlike the lesser model though, the 105 kW version's grunt is harnessed through all four wheels via Volkswagen's 4Motion all-wheel drive system, with claimed fuel consumption figures of 5.2 L/100 km and 6.1 L/100 km respectively.

At the sharp end, the new flagship TDI churns out 130 kW and 380 Nm of torque, with drive also going to all four wheels via the DSG 'box only. Top speed is a claimed 207 km/h with 0-100 km/h taking 8.3 seconds. Fuel consumption is rated at 6.4 L/100 km.

Sitting just below the latter TDI on price, the 2.0 TSI boasts the same power and torque figures as the Golf GTI; 162 kW / 350 Nm, but with 4Motion as standard and only the DSG offered. Claimed to hit 100 km/h from zero in 6.5 seconds, the TSI will top out at 220 km/h while consuming unleaded at a rate of 7.8 L/100 km.

As with the 1.4 TSI models, both the 2.0 TSI and 2.0 TDI come as standard with a three year / 120 000 km warranty and five year / 90 000 km service plan.



Tiguan 1.4 TSI Trendline R384 100
Tiguan 1.4 TSI Comfortline R425 300
Tiguan 1.4 TSI Comfortline DSG R465 000
Tiguan 2.0 TDI Comfortline R469 500
Tiguan 2.0 TDI Comfortline 4Motion DSG R523 800
Tiguan 2.0 TSI Highline 4Motion DSG R542 200
Tiguan 2.0 TDI Highline 4Motion DSG R549 500


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