Volkswagen of South Africa

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    Efficient turbocharged engines with outputs ranging from 110kW to 140kW
    With the T-Roc, Volkswagen is completing its range of SUVs in South Africa
    The T-Roc will go on sale in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana at the beginning of  November 2020

    Johannesburg – Volkswagen has added a fifth model to the brand’s SUV range in South Africa, the T-Roc. The T-SUV range in the...

    Volkswagen has added a fifth model to the brand’s SUV range in South Africa, the T-Roc. The T-SUV range in the Southern African market now consists of the T-Cross, T-Roc, Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace and the Touareg.

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    Volkswagen biggest launch of the year will be broadcast to South Africans via a digital premiere
    T-Roc’s South African launch will take place on 17 June 2020


    Johannesburg – Volkswagen’s major vehicle launch for 2020 will be streamed via a digital event. The T-Roc will premiere in South Africa on Thursday, 17 June 2020.
    “Covid-19 has necessitated our brand to find new...

    Volkswagen’s major vehicle launch for 2020 will be streamed via a digital event. The T-Roc will premiere in South Africa on Thursday, 17 June 2020.

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    The Limited Edition Golf GTI TCR will be available for order at Volkswagen dealers from May 2020



    Johannesburg - The retail price of the Limited Edition Golf GTI TCR has been announced. The Golf GTI TCR will be available for order from Volkswagen dealers in South Africa as of May 2020.
    The Golf GTI TCR is the final swansong of the Golf 7 range which has sold 40 128...

    The retail price of the Limited Edition Golf GTI TCR has been announced. The Golf GTI TCR will be available for order from Volkswagen dealers in South Africa as of May 2020.

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    South Africa becomes the second country after Rwanda to  introduce Volkswagen electric vehicles in Africa



    Johannesburg. Volkswagen has taken the first step in its journey towards electric mobility in South Africa through the launch of the e-Golf pilot project.
    The e-Golf pilot project will see six fully electric vehicles being tested by motoring and lifestyle media,...

    Volkswagen has taken the first step in its journey towards electric mobility in South Africa through the launch of the e-Golf pilot project.

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    The company has exported over 1-million vehicles to date
    Milestone follows a record year in 2019

    Uitenhage –Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) reached a new milestone last week, when it produced its 200 000th unit of the current Volkswagen Polo for the export market.
    With Polos being manufactured ahead of schedule at the Uitenhage plant, the 200 000th vehicle for...

    Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) reached a new milestone last week, when it produced its 200 000th unit of the current Volkswagen Polo for the export market.

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    With only two months since its launch, the T-Cross has become Volkswagen’s best-selling imported model
    Volkswagen achieved a 22% market share in September 2019, the highest in 10 years


    Johannesburg. With less than two months left of 2019, the Volkswagen brand continues with its sales success. 
    In October, the T-Cross was Volkswagen’s third best-selling vehicle after...

    With less than two months left of 2019, the Volkswagen brand continues with its sales success.

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    Customers can now purchase the all-new T-Cross from their nearest Volkswagen Dealers
    The T-Cross range will also see the introduction of a new 1.5 TSI engine with 110kW of power in the first quarter of 2020
    The entry level T-Cross model which retails below R300 000 and will be available in South Africa from the second quarter of 2020


    Johannesburg – Sales of the all-new...

    Sales of the all-new T-Cross in South Africa, Volkswagen’s compact SUV, will start on Saturday, 21 September 2019.

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    The powerful 165kW 3.0 TDI V6 bakkie is now available with a special edition model, the Amarok Canyon  
    The Amarok Canyon’s features include new alloy wheels, key exterior and interior design elements

    Johannesburg – Volkswagen‘s double cab pick-up, the Amarok, is now available with a special edition model. The Amarok Canyon is set apart with its refreshed look and sees...

    Volkswagen‘s double cab pick-up, the Amarok, is now available with a special edition model. The Amarok Canyon is set apart with its refreshed look and sees new features as well as additional exterior and interior styling elements.

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    Customers can experience the T-Cross Virtual Reality at selected Volkswagen Dealers

    Johannesburg – Following the resounding success of the Tiguan and Polo Virtual Reality (VR) Experiences, Volkswagen South Africa has once again partnered with leading South African virtual and augmented reality specialists, New Reality, to localise the VR Experience for the...

    Johannesburg – Following the resounding success of the Tiguan and Polo Virtual Reality (VR) Experiences, Volkswagen South Africa has once again partnered with leading South African virtual and augmented reality specialists, New Reality, to localise the VR Experience for the soon-to-be-launched T-Cross.

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    South Africa’s best-selling passenger vehicle, the Polo Vivo, will be pumping a new sound
    The Polo Vivo Sound Edition will be available from Volkswagen Dealers in September 2019.

    Johannesburg – In celebration of the love of music as well as the success of the Polo Vivo brand, South Africa’s best-selling passenger vehicle will be getting a special model called the Sound...

    In celebration of the love of music as well as the success of the Polo Vivo brand, South Africa’s best-selling passenger vehicle will be getting a special model called the Sound Edition.

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    Volkswagen’s connectivity solution will debut with the launch of the new T-Cross later this year
    VW Connect dataplug offers Volkswagen customers an easy retrofit car connectivity solution
    Pre-sales of the T-Cross open from 15 July


    Johannesburg – Volkswagen’s new compact SUV, the T-Cross will be launched in South Africa in September this year.
    With its bold design and...

    Volkswagen’s new compact SUV, the T-Cross will be launched in South Africa in September this year.

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    Meet the Beetles display offers chance to document your Beetle memory 
    Foxy Lady (1972 Beetle) makes her Festival debut

    Makhanda (Grahamstown) – Volkswagen Beetle enthusiasts of all ages are flocking to an interactive exhibition brought by the VW AutoPavilion to the 2019 National Arts Festival in Makhanda.
    The Meet the Beetles display, which is normally a permanent...

    Volkswagen Beetle enthusiasts of all ages are flocking to an interactive exhibition brought by the VW AutoPavilion to the 2019 National Arts Festival in Makhanda.

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    The Black Style Package is only available on the Touareg Executive model as well as Comfortline and Highline trims on the Tiguan

    Johannesburg. A new styling package designed to enhance the exterior looks and on-road presence of Volkswagen’s SUVs, is now available for order on the Touareg and Tiguan models.
    On the top-of-the-range Touareg, the Black Style Package features...

    A new styling package designed to enhance the exterior looks and on-road presence of Volkswagen’s SUVs, is now available for order on the Touareg and Tiguan models.

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    The iconic Volkswagen Kombi is now available in a higher powered and well-spec’d family vehicle
    The Trendline Plus model features a host of exterior highlights and interior features                                                        

    Johannesburg – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has expanded its popular people mover model range with the introduction of the Trendline...

    Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has expanded its popular people mover model range with the introduction of the Trendline Plus model into the Kombi 2.0 BiTDI 132kW DSG engine derivative. Until now, the 2.0 BiTDI 132kW DSG model was only available in a Comfortline trim.

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    The T-Cross joins the Tiguan and Touareg in the Volkswagen SUV model range
    The sporty and stylish Volkswagen T-Roc confirmed for local market introduction in 2020

    Johannesburg – In the second half of the year, Volkswagen will introduce its first compact SUV to the model line-up. The T-Cross will join the Tiguan and Touareg in the Volkswagen SUV model range and advance the...

    In the second half of the year, Volkswagen will introduce its first compact SUV to the model line-up.

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    Volkswagen adds an extra 15kW of power to the Golf’s top model


    Exterior updates see a new optional R Performance Titanium exhaust as well as R Performance brakes

    Johannesburg. In the four decades since first launching in South Africa, over 350 000 Golfs have been sold in the country. Since the launch of the seventh generation Golf model range in 2013 the Golf GTI,...

    Volkswagen is adding more power to the seventh generation Golf R performance derivative by increasing the power output to 228kW from 213kW - making it the most powerful Golf ever sold by Volkswagen South Africa.

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    Introducing the Volkswagen Touareg Sabbatical, a three month time-out with limitless possibilities for one restless spirit.
    Johannesburg – When you’re young and free from the constraints of adulting, a ‘gap year’ can fly by in a haze of sunburnt selfies. But once you’re in the working world, taking time out becomes a great opportunity to reassess the next chapter in your...

    Introducing the Volkswagen Touareg Sabbatical, a three month time-out with limitless possibilities for one restless spirit.

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    The special edition model comes with dramatic styling to differentiate itself from the rest of the Amarok range  
    It is powered by a 132kW BiTDI engine, class-leading 8-speed gearbox and boasts Volkswagen’s 4MOTION technology

    Johannesburg – With over 30 000 Amaroks sold in South Africa since launch in 2010, Volkswagen has added a special edition Amarok, the Dark...

    With over 30 000 Amaroks sold in South Africa since launch in 2010, Volkswagen has added a special edition Amarok, the Dark Label.

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    The Caddy 1.0 TSI joins the 2.0 TDI in the Trendline model range

    Johannesburg – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has introduced a 1.0 TSI model derivative of the hugely popular Caddy in South Africa.
    The second best-selling model in Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ range, the Caddy combines space efficiency with sleek Volkswagen design and affordable running costs. Currently...

    Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has introduced a 1.0 TSI model derivative of the hugely popular Caddy in South Africa.

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    Volkswagen extends Caravelle line-up with special edition PanAmericana

    The PanAmericana is flexible and exclusive for individualists.


    The PanAmericana features stylish interior and exclusive design elements such as the underrun protection and the ‘Nucleus Grey’ structure-painted bumpers.

    Johannesburg – The new PanAmericana combines the comfort of the Caravelle and...

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    The new Volkswagen Touareg

    The new Touareg is the most technologically advanced Volkswagen model of its era.
    The third generation Touareg makes a bold statement on design, technology, handling and comfort.
    With the “Innovision Cockpit” of the Touareg, Volkswagen has designed an interior for the future.
    A fusion of assistance, comfort and driving dynamics systems allow...

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    Volkswagen Golf celebrates 40 years in South Africa   

    Production of Volkswagen’s first front-wheel-drive hatch back commenced in South Africa in 1978
    In 2008, production of the Golf ceased in South Africa with a sum of 813 000 locally-built cars produced since launch

    Johannesburg – The Volkswagen Golf Mk1 was launched in Europe in 1974 as a successor to the iconic...

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    The new Volkswagen Polo GTI

    147kW of power, 320 Nm of torque, sport suspension and XDS differential lock make the Polo GTI a compact sports car.
    The new Polo GTI adds dynamism to the small compact car segment with its turbocharged engine and MQB platform.
    GTI insignia such as the legendary red stripe in the radiator grille add individuality to expressive design.
    First...

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    The new Volkswagen Polo Vivo Maxx 

    New derivative added to the second-generation Polo Vivo range, which is the best-selling passenger car in South Africa

    Johannesburg – The 2017 best-selling passenger car in South Africa, Polo Vivo, has been expanded with the addition of the sized-up derivative, the Maxx. In 2017 Polo Vivo, which is manufactured at the Volkswagen South...

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    The new Volkswagen Crafter.

    Economical, functional and reliable like never before
    Front or rear wheel drive with a manual gearbox
    The new Crafter, the ‘2017 International Van of the Year’, sets entirely new standards for assistance systems in the segment for large vans

    With a maximum permitted weight of 5.0 metric tonnes, a larger maximum cargo volume of 17.5 m³ and an...

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    The new Volkswagen Arteon

    The premium class Volkswagen model combines the design elements of a sports car with the elegance and space of a gran turismo
    The top of the range 2.0 TSI engine with 206kW power output sprints from 0-100km in just 5.6 seconds.
    Numerous innovative technology, driver assistance and convenience systems are making their debut in the Arteon
    Extended...

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    The new Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

    The New Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace closes the gap between the compact Tiguan and the premium class Touareg.
    215 mm additional external length creates capacity for a standard third row of seats, which turns the longer wheelbase Tiguan into a 7-seater.
    Boot space has increased by an impressive 115 litres.
    New 132kW TSI engine added to the...

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    NEW POLO VIVO
    Introduction
    With 193 343 units sold since its market introduction in March 2010, the Volkswagen Polo Vivo Hatch has been the best-selling passenger model in South Africa for the past seven years.
    Being the only locally built model in the competitive A0 segment, the Polo Vivo has been a dominant brand in the entry-level hatch segment in spite of the new models...

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    From South Africa to the world...
    Using the hashtag, #CitiGolfChallenge, car enthusiast, Jamie Orr, will be taking the beloved Citi Golf from South Africa to one of the biggest Volkswagen events, the GTI Treffen in Wörthersee, Germany.
    The project started with shipping a Passat 3.6L VR6 engine, complete with Golf 4 VR5 transmission with a Limited Slip Differential, and...

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    NEW VOLKSWAGEN POLO

    Sixth generation Polo to continue success story: With more than 14 million units sold worldwide to date, the Polo is one of the most successful vehicles in its class.
    Optimised package due to MQB: Longer and lower in height than the previous model, the new Polo is also larger inside. Length: 4,053 mm (+81 mm), wheelbase: 2,548 mm (+92 mm), boot capacity:...

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    NEW LIMITED EDITION BEETLE
    INTRODUCTION
    The New Beetle is one of the world's best known, most loved and most individual cars. Volkswagen has refined the lifestyle icon's design, engineering and technology. For the South African market, Volkswagen is launching a limited edition Beetle R-Line model with only 50 units being made available to participating Volkswagen...

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    NEW GOLF R & GOLF GTD
    INTRODUCTION
    Following the launch of the new Golf TSI and Golf GTI facelift in May, Volkswagen has introduced two more performance models in the Golf range namely the Golf R and Golf GTD.
    With over 350 000 Golf’s sold in South Africa since its launch four decades ago, the updated version of the seventh generation Golf is once again redefining its...

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    NEW GOLF
    INTRODUCTION
    The updated Volkswagen Golf is being launched in South Africa with a revised engine line up, more technology, new infotainment, improved connectivity and revised styling with the retail price starting at R289 900. The new Golf now offers  even more value, style and desirability into what is aptly referred to by many as the ‘Golf class’, building on the...

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    New Amarok

    INTRODUCTION

    Double cab pick-up combines car-like comfort and technology with full off-road capability
    New 3.0-litre V6 TDI with 165kW power output added into the model line-up
    Exterior changes include revised bumper and grille to give full Volkswagen design DNA
    All-new touchscreen infotainment system includes App-Connect to enhance appeal

    The latest...

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    Volkswagen adds diesel engines into the new Tiguan model line-up

    Four engines added into the model range
    Improved 4MOTION all-wheel drive system standard with high powered engines

    Volkswagen has added three diesel engines and one petrol engine into the new Tiguan model line-up. At launch, the new Tiguan was only available in two 1.4 TSI engines (92kW and 110kW).
    The new...

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    Volkswagen adds one-litre engine to the Polo model range

    Fuel efficient 81kW 1.0 TSI engine added into the Polo model range
    Polo second best-selling passenger car in South Africa
    Sporty R-Line package offered as standard

    Volkswagen has expanded the offering of its best-selling Polo model range with the addition of a 1.0 litre petrol engine. Over 155 600 Polo hatch body...

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    Oldest Beetle in South Africa nestled at refurbished Volkswagen AutoPavilion

    Oldest Beetle in South Africa on display at Volkswagen AutoPavilion
    Volkswagen AutoPavilion gets an upgrade

    Volkswagens automotive museum, AutoPavilion, has recently had an upgrade and one of its new displays is Jan the Beetle. Jan was built on Wednesday, 14 September 1949 in the original...

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    Volkswagen Uitenhage produces its 1 250 000th Polo
    Thomas Schaefer, 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. The milestone also marked 21 years of the production of Polo in South...

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    Polo Vivo revives the freedom of the Citi

    Citi Vivo pays homage to the iconic Citi Golf
    Polo Vivo best-selling passenger model in 2016
    Special edition with about 2 000 units planned

    Volkswagen is paying homage to its venerable and legendary, Citi Golf model with the introduction of the limited edition Citi Vivo. Citi Vivo is bringing back the ubiquitous three colours of...

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    Limited edition Golf GTI Clubsport S is here
    The exclusive Golf GTI Clubsport S has arrived in South Africa. The limited edition Golf GTI Clubsport S with 228kW of power is only available as a two-door body variant and with two-seats.
    The most powerful Golf GTI ever holds the lap record for a front wheel drive production cars on the Nürburgring Nordschleife race track with...

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    Volkswagen adds diesel engine into the new Passat model range

    New Passat model range complete with the introduction of diesel engine
    Equipment line refreshed and extra standard features added

    The new Passat model range has been extended with the introduction of the 2.0 TDI engine. Until now the new Passat, which was launched locally in October 2015, was only offered with...

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    New Volkswagen up! gets better

    Volkswagen’s compact model gets new interior and exterior designs
    New infotainment system
    beats up! to be introduced in first quarter of 2017

    Volkswagen’s compact car, up! is now more colourful with sharper lines, sporty design and extra standard features. The new up! arrives in South Africa with new colours and wheels, new interior design...