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A bit about the e-Golf

The new e-Golf brings impressive power, efficiency and adaptability to the forefront of your drive. And with three driving modes – standard, Eco and Eco+ - you are firmly in the driver’s seat.

The e-Golf automatically starts in Normal driving mode, giving you:
  • 100 kw
  • Max starting torque 290Nm
  • Max speed 150 km/h
  • 0 to 100 km/h in 9.6 seconds
Eco and Eco+ driving modes are also available to save energy, giving you:
  • Driving modes that achieve greater range through efficient use of energy
  • The assistance to drive even more energy-efficiency
  • The choice of driving with full power and full comfort, or driving extremely efficiently with maximum range

Volkswagen announces specifications of the new Golf R and Tiguan R


  • Volkswagen R model range has been expanded with the introduction of the all-new Tiguan R in the local market.
  • The most powerful production series Golf (now with a drift mode) and Tiguan develop 235kW of power and 400Nm of torque.
  • The most powerful production series Golf (now with a drift mode) and Tiguan develop 235kW of power and 400Nm of torque.

Volkswagen announces specifications of the new Golf R and Tiguan R

  • Volkswagen R model range has been expanded with the introduction of the all-new Tiguan R in the local market.
  • The most powerful production series Golf (now with a drift mode) and Tiguan develop 235kW of power and 400Nm of torque.
  • The most powerful production series Golf (now with a drift mode) and Tiguan develop 235kW of power and 400Nm of torque.

Johannesburg, 2 August 2022 – For the Volkswagen brand, the letter ‘R’ is associated with pinnacle in performance. October 2022 and early 2023 will see the launch of the most powerful production series Tiguan and Golf in the South African market.

Since the Golf R’s launch in South Africa in 2007, the powerful hatch has sold close to 6 000 units. The new Volkswagen Golf R reigns supreme as the model range’s most powerful hatch to date. More powerful, more dynamic, more efficient, more closely integrated, more digital; these are the characteristics of the new Golf R, the dynamic flagship of the eighth Golf generation.

The new Golf 8 R’s drive technology tops everything that has been launched in the Golf model range up until now. The corresponding drive output is generated by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder EA 888 engine. The new Golf 8 R accelerates to 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds. The top speed is 250 km/h. The Golf 8 R impresses with the combination of 400Nm of torque, cutting-edge running gear and the most progressive all-wheel drive in its class.

The new all-wheel drive system and high-tech running gear merge to create a host of innovations whilst offering maximum agility and driving pleasure. The 4MOTION system with R-Performance Torque Vectoring is the new control centre that distributes the engine’s

output to the four wheels. A new rear final drive distributes the power of the turbocharged petrol engine in the Golf 8 R, not just between the front and rear axles, but also variably between the two rear wheels. This makes it possible to significantly increase the agility, particularly when cornering. As a world first, the all-wheel drive is also networked via a Vehicle Dynamics Manager (VDM) with other running gear systems such the electronic differential locks (XDS) and adaptive chassis control DCC. Thanks to this close integration of the different systems, the new Golf 8 R offers optimum traction control and neutral handling with the utmost level of precision. The Golf 8 R is equipped with a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) as standard. Fuel consumption is 7.8l/100km.

Standard features in the new Golf 8 R include mobile inductive charging, panoramic sunroof, Keyless Entry with safelock and an electric tailgate and luggage compartment, ‘Discover Pro’ system with satellite navigation, Wireless App-Connect and Voice Control, 19-inch Estoril alloy wheels, Adaptive Chassis Control including driving profile selection, Light and Vision Package including high- beam control light assist, Nappa leather seats as well as a choice of three exterior colours (Pure White, Lapiz Blue Metallic and Deep Black Pearl).

Optional features in the new Golf 8 R include IQ.Light LED Matrix Headlights, Akrapovič Exhaust, Head-Up Display, Harman Kardon sound system, Parallel Park Assist, Rear Assist with a rear view camera, Blind spot monitor with Rear Traffic Alert and Lane Assist with electronically folding side mirrors, Travel Assist with Lane Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control, IQ.Drive Adaptive Cruise Control with Front Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking System as well as the Black Performance Package with drift mode, an increased top speed of 270 km/h and black 19-inch Estoril alloy wheels.

All-new Tiguan R, Volkswagen’s most powerful SUV
Volkswagen will also be launching the most powerful Tiguan, the Tiguan R, in the local market. The Tiguan R will join Volkswagen’s T SUV range in South Africa which currently consists of the T-Cross, Taigo, T-Roc, Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace and Touareg. With a power output of 235kW, the Tiguan R accelerates to 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds. Featuring an all-wheel drive system, the Tiguan R, with a top speed of 250 km/h, fascinates with outstandingly agile and confident handling. The new Tiguan R combines the dynamic performance of a sports car with the variability of a SUV. The four-cylinder engine provides its maximum torque of 400Nm as low as 2 100 rpm and maintains this high torque at a constant level up to 5 350 rpm. This power is distributed to the four wheels by the new all-wheel drive system: 4MOTION with R-Performance Torque Vectoring, which is also available in the new Golf 8 R. With the new all-wheel drive system, handling agility, particularly when cornering, has been improved. With this system the Tiguan R sets a new benchmark for SUV driving dynamics.

The extended technical Tiguan R equipment includes a powerful 18- inch brake system with blue brake calipers (with the R logo at the front), a DCC chassis (with adaptively controlled shock absorbers) lowered by 10mm and a driving profile selection enhanced for the Tiguan R with an additional R profile. This sporty mode can be activated by means of a blue R button on the new multi-function sports steering wheel. This is also equipped with separate large paddles for manual control of the 7-speed DSG gearbox.

The Tiguan R’s sporty DNA is not just to be found in the turbocharged engine and all-wheel drive system, but also in its extensively customised equipment. Taking the exterior as an example: the standard equipment here includes bumpers in R design with aerodynamic elements in high-gloss black or the car body colour, exterior mirror covers in matt chrome, a unique high-gloss black rear diffuser, black wheel housing extensions, 20-inch Misano alloy wheels, Lights and Vision Package (with Auto Dimming Rear view mirror and rain sensor), panoramic sunroof and Park Distance Control in the front and rear. The new Tiguan R comes available with a choice of ten exterior colours.

In the interior, the Tiguan R sets itself apart with features such as premium Nappa leather seats with an ‘R’ logo, a customised Digital Cockpit with an integrated lap timer, as well as Carbon Grey

decorative trim. The decorative trim elements are illuminated via the background lighting. Also illuminated is the R logo in the aluminium front sill panel mouldings. The ‘Discover Pro’ system with satellite navigation, Wireless App-Connect and Voice Control, Active Info Display as well as Keyless Entry with safelock and an electric tailgate and luggage compartment also come standard.

Optional features in the Tiguan R include the trailer hitch, IQ.Light LED Matrix Headlights, Akrapovič Exhaust, 21-inch Estoril alloy wheels, Head-Up Display, Mobile Inductive Charging System, Harman Kardon sound system, Area view camera system with Park Assist and Park Distance Control, Rear view camera system with Park Assist and Park Distance Control, IQ.Drive Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Change System, Park Assist and Autonomous Emergency Braking, IQ.Drive Adaptive Cruise Control with Pedestrian Monitoring and Autonomous Emergency Braking, IQ.Drive Adaptive Cruise Control with Autonomous Emergency Braking and Front Assist as well as the Trailer Manoeuvring System with Park Assist.

The Golf R and Tiguan R come standard with a 3 year/120 000km warranty, 5 year/ 100 000km EasyDrive Maintenance Plan and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty. The service interval is 15 000km.

Pricing for the new Tiguan R and Golf R will be confirmed closer to the launch date in October 2022 and early 2023 respectively.


Volkswagen announces specifications of the new Golf R and Tiguan R


  • Volkswagen R model range has been expanded with the introduction of the all-new Tiguan R in the local market.
  • The most powerful production series Golf (now with a drift mode) and Tiguan develop 235kW of power and 400Nm of torque.
  • The most powerful production series Golf (now with a drift mode) and Tiguan develop 235kW of power and 400Nm of torque.

Volkswagen announces specifications of the new Golf R and Tiguan R

  • Volkswagen R model range has been expanded with the introduction of the all-new Tiguan R in the local market.
  • The most powerful production series Golf (now with a drift mode) and Tiguan develop 235kW of power and 400Nm of torque.
  • The most powerful production series Golf (now with a drift mode) and Tiguan develop 235kW of power and 400Nm of torque.

Johannesburg, 2 August 2022 – For the Volkswagen brand, the letter ‘R’ is associated with pinnacle in performance. October 2022 and early 2023 will see the launch of the most powerful production series Tiguan and Golf in the South African market.

Since the Golf R’s launch in South Africa in 2007, the powerful hatch has sold close to 6 000 units. The new Volkswagen Golf R reigns supreme as the model range’s most powerful hatch to date. More powerful, more dynamic, more efficient, more closely integrated, more digital; these are the characteristics of the new Golf R, the dynamic flagship of the eighth Golf generation.

The new Golf 8 R’s drive technology tops everything that has been launched in the Golf model range up until now. The corresponding drive output is generated by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder EA 888 engine. The new Golf 8 R accelerates to 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds. The top speed is 250 km/h. The Golf 8 R impresses with the combination of 400Nm of torque, cutting-edge running gear and the most progressive all-wheel drive in its class.

The new all-wheel drive system and high-tech running gear merge to create a host of innovations whilst offering maximum agility and driving pleasure. The 4MOTION system with R-Performance Torque Vectoring is the new control centre that distributes the engine’s

output to the four wheels. A new rear final drive distributes the power of the turbocharged petrol engine in the Golf 8 R, not just between the front and rear axles, but also variably between the two rear wheels. This makes it possible to significantly increase the agility, particularly when cornering. As a world first, the all-wheel drive is also networked via a Vehicle Dynamics Manager (VDM) with other running gear systems such the electronic differential locks (XDS) and adaptive chassis control DCC. Thanks to this close integration of the different systems, the new Golf 8 R offers optimum traction control and neutral handling with the utmost level of precision. The Golf 8 R is equipped with a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) as standard. Fuel consumption is 7.8l/100km.

Standard features in the new Golf 8 R include mobile inductive charging, panoramic sunroof, Keyless Entry with safelock and an electric tailgate and luggage compartment, ‘Discover Pro’ system with satellite navigation, Wireless App-Connect and Voice Control, 19-inch Estoril alloy wheels, Adaptive Chassis Control including driving profile selection, Light and Vision Package including high- beam control light assist, Nappa leather seats as well as a choice of three exterior colours (Pure White, Lapiz Blue Metallic and Deep Black Pearl).

Optional features in the new Golf 8 R include IQ.Light LED Matrix Headlights, Akrapovič Exhaust, Head-Up Display, Harman Kardon sound system, Parallel Park Assist, Rear Assist with a rear view camera, Blind spot monitor with Rear Traffic Alert and Lane Assist with electronically folding side mirrors, Travel Assist with Lane Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control, IQ.Drive Adaptive Cruise Control with Front Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking System as well as the Black Performance Package with drift mode, an increased top speed of 270 km/h and black 19-inch Estoril alloy wheels.

All-new Tiguan R, Volkswagen’s most powerful SUV
Volkswagen will also be launching the most powerful Tiguan, the Tiguan R, in the local market. The Tiguan R will join Volkswagen’s T SUV range in South Africa which currently consists of the T-Cross, Taigo, T-Roc, Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace and Touareg. With a power output of 235kW, the Tiguan R accelerates to 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds. Featuring an all-wheel drive system, the Tiguan R, with a top speed of 250 km/h, fascinates with outstandingly agile and confident handling. The new Tiguan R combines the dynamic performance of a sports car with the variability of a SUV. The four-cylinder engine provides its maximum torque of 400Nm as low as 2 100 rpm and maintains this high torque at a constant level up to 5 350 rpm. This power is distributed to the four wheels by the new all-wheel drive system: 4MOTION with R-Performance Torque Vectoring, which is also available in the new Golf 8 R. With the new all-wheel drive system, handling agility, particularly when cornering, has been improved. With this system the Tiguan R sets a new benchmark for SUV driving dynamics.

The extended technical Tiguan R equipment includes a powerful 18- inch brake system with blue brake calipers (with the R logo at the front), a DCC chassis (with adaptively controlled shock absorbers) lowered by 10mm and a driving profile selection enhanced for the Tiguan R with an additional R profile. This sporty mode can be activated by means of a blue R button on the new multi-function sports steering wheel. This is also equipped with separate large paddles for manual control of the 7-speed DSG gearbox.

The Tiguan R’s sporty DNA is not just to be found in the turbocharged engine and all-wheel drive system, but also in its extensively customised equipment. Taking the exterior as an example: the standard equipment here includes bumpers in R design with aerodynamic elements in high-gloss black or the car body colour, exterior mirror covers in matt chrome, a unique high-gloss black rear diffuser, black wheel housing extensions, 20-inch Misano alloy wheels, Lights and Vision Package (with Auto Dimming Rear view mirror and rain sensor), panoramic sunroof and Park Distance Control in the front and rear. The new Tiguan R comes available with a choice of ten exterior colours.

In the interior, the Tiguan R sets itself apart with features such as premium Nappa leather seats with an ‘R’ logo, a customised Digital Cockpit with an integrated lap timer, as well as Carbon Grey

decorative trim. The decorative trim elements are illuminated via the background lighting. Also illuminated is the R logo in the aluminium front sill panel mouldings. The ‘Discover Pro’ system with satellite navigation, Wireless App-Connect and Voice Control, Active Info Display as well as Keyless Entry with safelock and an electric tailgate and luggage compartment also come standard.

Optional features in the Tiguan R include the trailer hitch, IQ.Light LED Matrix Headlights, Akrapovič Exhaust, 21-inch Estoril alloy wheels, Head-Up Display, Mobile Inductive Charging System, Harman Kardon sound system, Area view camera system with Park Assist and Park Distance Control, Rear view camera system with Park Assist and Park Distance Control, IQ.Drive Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Change System, Park Assist and Autonomous Emergency Braking, IQ.Drive Adaptive Cruise Control with Pedestrian Monitoring and Autonomous Emergency Braking, IQ.Drive Adaptive Cruise Control with Autonomous Emergency Braking and Front Assist as well as the Trailer Manoeuvring System with Park Assist.

The Golf R and Tiguan R come standard with a 3 year/120 000km warranty, 5 year/ 100 000km EasyDrive Maintenance Plan and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty. The service interval is 15 000km.

Pricing for the new Tiguan R and Golf R will be confirmed closer to the launch date in October 2022 and early 2023 respectively.


Volkswagen’s Golf GTI8onTour campaign wins gold at annual PRISM Awards


Images from the GTI8onTour launch events.
  • Volkswagen’s Golf 8 GTI launch campaign won a total of three accolades at this years’ PRISM Awards
  • Volkswagen was the only automotive brand to be awarded at the PRISM Awards

Volkswagen’s Golf GTI8onTour campaign wins gold at annual PRISM Awards

  • Volkswagen’s Golf 8 GTI launch campaign won a total of three accolades at this years’ PRISM Awards
  • Volkswagen was the only automotive brand to be awarded at the PRISM Awards

Johannesburg, 28 July 2022 – The Volkswagen Golf GTI8onTour campaign won gold at this years’ PRISM Awards which were held in Johannesburg recently.

The PRISM Awards, which are run by the Public Relations Institute of South Africa (PRISA), are Africa’s most sought after public relations and communication awards and are judged by more than 60 industry experts. PRISM awards are conferred on entities that have successfully fused strategy with creativity and professionalism to achieve the best communications and business objectives in their public relations campaigns.

“As Volkswagen, we’re proud to not only have won three awards which include a gold award in the ‘Launch of a New Service or Product’ category at the PRISM’s, but to also be the only automotive brand awarded at this years’ ceremony shows the creative prowess of our brand. The Golf GTI was our biggest vehicle launch last year and the #GTI8OnTour campaign paid homage to the legendary status that this hot hatch enjoys in South Africa,” said Bridget Harpur, Head of Marketing for the Volkswagen Brand.

In its new form, the tours include a completely reworked script, showcasing the most exciting elements of Volkswagen’s world-class factory, including the production process that combines the efficiency of high-tech robots and the expertise of our production employees.

Working with Public Relations agency, One-Eyed Jack, the #GTI8OnTour campaign also won a silver award for ‘Influencer Management’ and a bronze award in the ‘Integration of Traditional and New Media’ category.

The #GTI8OnTour was launched as a gaming app that got fans racing the Golf 8 GTI through the virtual streets of South Africa to get their name on a virtual leader board in order claim a free ticket to the #GTI8OnTour country-wide customer launch events.

The #GTI8OnTour campaign culminated in high-energy customer events in Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg where fans were given the chance to experience life in the GTI lane.

The #GTI8OnTour campaign saw over 21 000 app downloads across Apple and Android devices and over 370 000 game plays in just six weeks. The online social media campaign also reached 3.3 million people.


Volkswagen plant in Kariega reopens FactoryTours


FactoryTour guides Siphokazi Wonci and Monwabisi Cekiso, and the VW AutoPavilion’s Buyile Gqubule and Nelisa Winti.
  • FactoryTours resumed in June for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Tours include a closer look at how Volkswagen’s popular Polos and Polo Vivos are built.

Volkswagen plant in Kariega reopens FactoryTours

  • FactoryTours resumed in June for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Tours include a closer look at how Volkswagen’s popular Polos and Polo Vivos are built

Kariega (Uitenhage) – After a hiatus of more than two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Volkswagen Group South Africa’s (VWSA) Kariega manufacturing plant has reopened its popular FactoryTours to the public.

The FactoryTours restarted on 21 June and has already welcomed a total of 921 visitors in its first month of operating since it was stopped in 2020 at the start of the pandemic. Using the downtime productively, the team behind the FactoryTours have reinvented the experience for visitors.

In its new form, the tours include a completely reworked script, showcasing the most exciting elements of Volkswagen’s world-class factory, including the production process that combines the efficiency of high-tech robots and the expertise of our production employees.

The tours are led by veteran guide Monwabisi Cekiso, who has been entertaining visitors for 11 years, and Siphokazi Wonci, who joined VWSA in 2021 as a trainee of the YES programme and stayed on to share the Volkswagen story on these tours. All tours are conducted on an open-top FactoryTours train that can accommodate 21 people, with plans to increase the tour capacity in the near future.

Both the FactoryTours and the AutoPavilion museum have been a popular experience among school groups and other visitors. In 2019 the museum welcomed 34 314 visitors, of which 12 780 also participated in the FactoryTours. The museum boasts a variety of unique exhibitions, from the Meet the Freaks display that includes the weird and wonderful elements of Volkswagen history, to the 70 Years exhibition with prominent vehicles from Volkswagen’s seven decades in Kariega.

FactoryTours are free of charge and run at 09:00 and 12:00 on weekdays, for visitors aged 8 years or older. To join, visitors can contact the AutoPavilion at 041 994 5941 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book their space.


NEW VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK GLOBAL PREMIERE TAKES PLACE THIS WEEK


  • The much-anticipated global premiere of the new Volkswagen Amarok takes place on 7 July 2022
  • The new Volkswagen Amarok will also be launched at a global media event in South Africa later this year
  • The new Volkswagen Amarok will retail in South Africa from the first quarter of 2023

NEW VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK GLOBAL PREMIERE TAKES PLACE THIS WEEK

  • The much-anticipated global premiere of the new Volkswagen Amarok takes place on 7 July 2022
  • The new Volkswagen Amarok will also be launched at a global media event in South Africa later this year
  • The new Volkswagen Amarok will retail in South Africa from the first quarter of 2023

Johannesburg, 4 July 2022 – The new Volkswagen Amarok will be officially unveiled during its global premiere on Thursday, 7 July 2022.

“We are incredibly excited for the world and our customers to see the new Volkswagen Amarok when it officially breaks cover during its digital premiere on the Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge YouTube page this week,” said Mark Handley, Head of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

The current Volkswagen Amarok was launched in South Africa in November 2010 and has sold 41 422 units in the local market.

The new Volkswagen Amarok was designed in Germany and Australia and will be built in South Africa.

The new Volkswagen Amarok measures 5 350mm in length (96mm longer than the predecessor) and has a wheelbase of 3 270mm (173mm longer than the predecessor) which equates to more space than the outgoing generation.

Depending on the model and specification, large loads of up to 1.2 tonnes can be accommodated. The new Amarok has an impressive maximum towing capacity of 3.5 tonnes. The Amarok also has a new range of wheel options and for the first time ever, the bakkie will, depending on the derivative, also be sold with ex-factory all-terrain tyres.

With its intuitive controls, digital cockpit and tablet-style infotainment display, the Amarok’s interior has a high-quality functional appearance. The new digital cockpit and a vertically- aligned display unit with a 10 or 12-inch screen, offers a better view and extensive control options.

The new Amarok model range also comes available with over 30 driver assist systems; 20 of which will be found in the new Amarok range for the first time. The local product line-up will incorporate a vast majority of these autonomous driving technologies.

“As Volkswagen South Africa, we are proud that the new Amarok will not only be built in our country, thus supporting the local economy, but at the end of the year we will also welcome motoring journalists from around the world for the Amarok global media launch to be hosted in South Africa,” concluded Handley.

The new Volkswagen Amarok will retail in South Africa from the first quarter of 2023.

New Volkswagen Amarok Global Premiere details:

Date: 7 July 2022 at 10:00am

Where: Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge YouTube Page

New Volkswagen Amarok Global Premiere Link


NEW VOLKSWAGEN T-ROC TO RETAIL FROM THE FIRST WEEK OF JULY


  • The new Volkswagen T-Roc will go on sale from Volkswagen dealers on 5 July 2022
  • The starting price of the Volkswagen T-Roc range is R563 800

New Volkswagen T-Roc to retail in South Africa from July

  • The new Volkswagen T-Roc will go on sale from Volkswagen dealers on 5 July 2022
  • The starting price of the Volkswagen T-Roc range is R563 800

Johannesburg, 4 July 2022 – Volkswagen’s new T-Roc will retail from Volkswagen dealers on 5 July 2022.

The T-Roc is positioned between the recently launched Taigo and the Tiguan in Volkswagen’s T SUV model range. Since market introduction in 2020, the Volkswagen T-Roc has sold 4 490 units in South Africa.

The Design equipment line (available in the 1.4 TSI with 110kW and 2.0 TSI with 140kW) is offered with two-tone paintwork, chrome elements, background interior lighting and convenience seats.

Standard features include LED headlights and taillights, a leather- wrapped multi-functional steering wheel (with paddle shift, Adaptive Cruise Control, High-Beam Control Light Assist and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Front Assist), multi-colour Digital Cockpit, 2-zone climatronic air-conditioner, Comfort Package with keyless entry, Composition Media Radio, 17-inch Johannesburg alloy wheels, Park Assist with Park Distance Control and silver anodised roof rails.

The T-Roc R-Line features a striking, sporty bumper design and multi-function sports steering wheel with touch control. In addition to the standard features in the Design equipment line, the T-Roc R- Line also comes available with the Sports Comfort Package (Sport suspension, progressive steering and keyless entry), Nappa leather seats, Driver Assistance System with lane keeping system and lane change assist, 19-inch Misano alloy wheels, Digital Cockpit Pro, IQ.Drive Package for R-Line (Autonomous Emergency Braking with Front Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with speed limiter and Proactive passenger protection system for Front Assist and Side Assist) and a Lava Stone dashboard, centre console and front door trim panel inserts.

The entry-level engine offering in the new Volkswagen T-Roc range is the four-cylinder 1.4 TSI with maximum output of 110kW and 250 Nm of torque. It is coupled with an 8-speed Tiptronic transmission, with the top speed being 205km/h. Fuel consumption is 6.3 l/100km and it takes 8.4 seconds to reach 100 km/h.

The T-Roc range is rounded off with the 2.0 TSI engine with 140 kW of power and 320Nm of torque. The 2.0 TSI engine, which is combined with 4MOTION as standard, is coupled with a 7-speed DSG® transmission. The top speed is 216 km/h. Fuel consumption is

7.3 l/100km and it takes just 7.2 seconds to reach 100 km/h.

Recommended Retail Price (VAT and emissions tax included)

T-Roc Design 1.4 TSI 110kW Tiptronic R563 800
T-Roc Design 2.0 TSI 140kW 4MOTION DSG® R627 300
T-Roc R-Line 2.0 TSI 140kW 4MOTION DSG® R660 400

The Volkswagen T-Roc comes standard with a 3 year/120 000km warranty, 5 year/ 90 000km EasyDrive Service Plan and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty. The service interval is 15 000km. Customers have the option to extend EasyDrive Maintenance and EasyDrive Service Plans up to 10 years/ 300 000km.


New Volkswagen T-Roc to retail in South Africa from July


  • The T-Roc, is positioned between the Taigo and the Tiguan in the Volkswagen T SUV model range
  • The new T-Roc, features a fresh exterior design, optimised interior with high-quality materials and a soft touch dash surface

New Volkswagen T-Roc to retail in South Africa from July

  • The T-Roc, is positioned between the Taigo and the Tiguan in the Volkswagen T SUV model range
  • The new T-Roc, features a fresh exterior design, optimised interior with high-quality materials and a soft touch dash surface
  • The T-Roc model range will be offered with two TSI engines
  • Retail in South Africa will start from July 2022

Johannesburg, 21 June 2022 – The new and refreshed Volkswagen T-Roc will go on sale in South Africa at the end of July 2022.

The combination of a progressive look, sporty performance and solid versatility have made the T-Roc a popular compact SUV in the local market. The T-Roc, which is positioned between the recently launched Taigo and the Tiguan, has sold 4 490 units in South Africa since its market introduction in 2020. A refreshed exterior defines the unmistakable appearance of the new Volkswagen T-Roc. Innovative technology from higher vehicle classes has now been integrated into the compact SUV model range. The new T-Roc range now comes standard with LED headlights and taillights. IQ.Light LED matrix headlights, which are available in the Touareg, Tiguan, Golf, Taigo and Polo, are available as an optional feature as well as IQ.Drive assistance systems such as Travel Assist. The interior has also been refined with high-quality materials, a re- designed infotainment display as well as the Digital Cockpit as standard.

Sophisticated interior, sharpened exterior design

The lines of the new Volkswagen T-Roc exterior have been sharpened, making its unmistakable crossover design more striking. LED headlights and darkened rear lights are included as standard. IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights and an illuminated radiator grille strip, as well as tail light clusters with a new graphic structure and dynamic turn signal are available as optional features in the new T-Roc. Five new exterior paint colours (which can be combined with a white, black or Indium grey roof) and newly designed 17 and 19- inch alloy wheels provide customers with even more options to customise their car.

With a soft touch dash surface and distinctive seams, the new dash panel brings modern and top-quality design highlights to the interior of the new Volkswagen T-Roc. The 8.0-inch infotainment display is designed like a tablet and positioned on the dash panel in line of sight with the instrument cluster behind the steering wheel. The new T-Roc comes standard with the Digital Cockpit instrument cluster in the Design equipment line and the Digital Cockpit Pro in the R-Line equipment line. The multi-function steering wheel, which is also part of the standard package, has a new design that contributes to the vehicle’s intuitive control. In the Design and R-Line equipment lines, door trim and arm rests are made of leather and boast designer seams. In the Design, ArtVelour seats come as standard, while Vienna leather seats are available as optional feature. In conjunction with the R-Line, top-of- the-range sports seats for both driver and front passenger as well as Nappa leather upholstery come as standard.

New levels of digitalisation and connectivity

The new Volkswagen T-Roc is available with Front Assist and Lane Assist advanced assist systems as optional features (standard in the R-Line). The new IQ.DRIVE Travel Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control enable assisted steering, braking and acceleration at speeds of up to 210 km/h. Another highlight among the optional equipment is the IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights. Whether you are driving during the day, at night or in bad weather, they always provide the best possible visibility. Dynamic Light Assist helps to predictively illuminate winding roads and ensure that oncoming traffic is not dazzled even when the main beam headlights are active, the individual LED segments of the high-tech light system provide better light distribution by specific activation and deactivation depending on the driving situation. In conjunction with the optional 8.0 inch Discover Media system, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ functions can also be integrated wirelessly into the control system via App-Connect Wireless, if desired.

Two equipment lines offered in the new Volkswagen T-Roc.

In South Africa, the new T-Roc range will be offered in two equipment lines; the Design and top-of-the-range R-Line.

New T-Roc Design equipment line

The Design equipment line (available in the 1.4 TSI with 110kW and 2.0 TSI with 140kW) is offered with two-tone paintwork, chrome elements, background interior lighting and convenience seats. Standard features include LED headlights and taillights, a leather- wrapped multi-functional steering wheel (with paddle shift, multi- functional sensor, Adaptive Cruise Control, High-beam control Light Assist and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Front Assist), multi- colour Digital Cockpit, 2-zone climatronic air-conditioner, Comfort Package with keyless entry, Composition Media Radio, 17-inch Johannesburg alloy wheels, Park Assist with Park Distance Control and silver anodised roof rails. Optional features include the tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof, Black Style Exterior Package with 18-inch Grange Hill black alloy wheels, IQ.Light LED matrix headlights, 18-inch Grange Hill and Portimao alloy wheels, 8.0-inch Discover Media (with navigation system, Wireless App-Connect and mobile smartphone inductive charging), Beats sound system, Rear view camera, IQ.Drive Package (Travel Assist, Lane Change Assist, Lane Keeping system, Traffic Jam Assist and Emergency Assist), Vienna leathers seats, removable and lockable trailer hitch, black roof rails and Chrome package (rotary light switch, power mirror switch, window regulator switches, vent with chrome frames and vent with black frames).

New T-Roc R-Line equipment line

The T-Roc R-Line’s unique character manifests itself in many ways such as in a striking, sporty bumper design and multi-function sports steering wheel with touch control. In addition to the standard features in the Design equipment line, the T-Roc R-Line also comes available with a host of standard features like the Sports Comfort Package (Sports suspension, progressive steering, keyless entry, towing protection and high- beam control Light Assist), Nappa leather seats, Driver Assistance System with Lane keeping system and lane change assist, 19-inch Misano alloy wheels, Digital Cockpit Pro, IQ.Drive Package for R-Line (Autonomous Emergency Braking Front Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with speed limiter and Proactive passenger protection system for Front Assist and side assist) and a Lava Stone dashboard, centre console and front door trim panels inserts. The T-Roc R-Line can be further customised with the tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof, Black Style Exterior Package with 19-inch Misano black alloy wheels, IQ.Light LED matrix headlights, 8.0-inch Discover Media (with navigation system, Wireless App-Connect and mobile smartphone inductive charging), Beats sound system, Rear view camera and exterior mirror housings painted in contrast colour.

The new T-Roc available with efficient 1.4 TSI and 2.0 TSI engines

The entry-level engine in the range is the four-cylinder 1.4 TSI with maximum output of 110kW and 250 Nm of torque. It is coupled with an 8-speed Tiptronic transmission, with the top speed being 205km/h. Fuel consumption is 6.3 l/100km and it takes 8.4 seconds to reach 100 km/h. The T-Roc range is rounded off with the 2.0-litre TSI engine with 140 kW of power and 320Nm of torque. The 2.0 TSI engine, which is combined with 4MOTION as standard, is coupled with a 7-speed DSG transmission. The top speed is 216 km/h. Fuel consumption is 7.3 l/100km and it takes just 7.2 seconds to reach 100 km/h. The Volkswagen T-Roc comes standard with a 3 year/120 000km warranty, 5 year/ 90 000km EasyDrive Service Plan and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty. The service interval is 15 000km. Retail pricing of the new Volkswagen T-Roc will be announced closer to the launch date at the end of July.


Volkswagen announces pricing of the new Taigo model range


  • The new Volkswagen Taigo will go on sale from Volkswagen dealers on 6 June 2022
  • The starting price of the Volkswagen Taigo range is R429 900

Volkswagen announces pricing of the new Taigo model range

  • The new Volkswagen Taigo will go on sale from Volkswagen dealers on 6 June 2022
  • The starting price of the Volkswagen Taigo range is R429 900

Johannesburg, 3 June 2022 – Volkswagen’s new SUV coupé will retail from Volkswagen dealers on 6 June 2022.

The new Taigo is positioned between the T-Cross and the T-Roc in Volkswagen’s T SUV model range. With this launch, Volkswagen will offer six vehicles in the T SUV range namely, the T-Cross, Taigo, T-Roc, Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace and the Touareg. Standard features of the Taigo Life 1.0 TSI 85kW DSG® include LED headlights and LED tail lights, a Digital Cockpit, 6.5-inch Composition Colour infotainment system, App-Connect, We Connect Go, front centre armrest with a USB-C interface, multi-function leather steering wheel, electric foldable exterior mirrors with heating function and 16-inch Belmopan alloy wheels. Exterior highlights include an individualised front section with a chrome-look crossbar, projection light from the exterior mirrors and black roof rails.

In addition to the standard features in the Life derivative, the Taigo Style 1.0 TSI 85kW DSG® also comes standard with IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights, ambient lighting, 17-inch Aberdeen alloy wheels, Park Distance Control in the front and rear, Dynamic Light Assist, 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit Pro, Active Info Display and an 8-inch Composition Media infotainment system. The Style is differentiated from the rest of the range by the rear bumper which has a chrome strip, a silver diffuser and silver anodised roof rails.

In addition to the standard features in the Style, the Taigo R-Line comes standard with a black headliner, stainless steel pedals, privacy glass for rear side windows and rear windows as well as 17-inch Valencia alloy wheels. The top-of-the-range Taigo’s bumpers are distinguished by their striking R-Line design. In the front bumper, the high-gloss black cross and longitudinal bars of the air intakes convey a unique and charismatic sense of dynamism.

Recommended Retail Price (VAT and emissions tax included)

Taigo Life 1.0 TSI 85kW DSG® R429 900
Taigo Style 1.0 TSI 85kW DSG® R464 100
Taigo R-Line 1.0 TSI 85kW DSG® R486 000

The Volkswagen Taigo comes standard with a 3 year/120 000km warranty, a 3 year/ 45 000km EasyDrive Service Plan and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty. The service interval is 15 000km. Customers have the option to extend EasyDrive Maintenance and EasyDrive Service Plans up to 10 years/ 300 000km.


Next generation of the on- and off-road specialist: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ new Amarok


  • Premium: Amarok with new design and new technologies
  • Efficient: new V6 diesel and four further engine specifications
  • Optional: two different all-wheel systems or rear-wheel drive
  • High-tech: over 30 driver assist systems set new pick-up standards
  • Countdown: market launch from end of 2022

Next generation of the on- and off-road specialist: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ new Amarok

  • Premium: Amarok with new design and new technologies
  • Efficient: new V6 diesel and four further engine specifications
  • Optional: two different all-wheel systems or rear-wheel drive
  • High-tech: over 30 driver assist systems set new pick-up standards
  • Countdown: market launch from end of 2022

Hannover, 26 April 2022 – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWN) will present the completely new generation of its Amarok pick-up in 2022, which will be capable of even more both on- and off-road. Designed and conceived in Germany and Australia, built in South Africa, the new Amarok will once again take its place at the top of the pick-up B segment with excellent specification, a greatly expanded array of driver assist features and a much larger range of drive systems than its predecessor. A first few disguised models of the new

Amarok are already out and about in Europe.

The all-rounder's innovative, premium design is both typical of the Amarok and has at the same time been redefined. A powerful, charismatic exterior meets here with a high-quality interior. Despite the disguise, it is already possible to identify how the dimensions have changed: at a good 5,350 mm the new model is at least 100 mm longer than its predecessor. A wheelbase of 3,270 mm equates to an increase of 175 mm – as a result there is more space in the double cab. The payload is also increasing to up to 1.2 tonnes and an imperious maximum towing capacity of 3.5 tonnes is now possible across more engine/gearbox variants. As the wheelbase of the new Amarok is growing more than its total length, the bodywork overhangs are getting smaller. And that has a positive effect on the off-road capability. The off-road capabilities of the new Amarok are further perfected by a significantly greater fording depth for driving through waters than its predecessor.

Dependent on engine/gearbox variant and market, the engines available will be one petrol and up to four different diesels with four to six cylinders and cubic capacity of 2.0 to 3.0 litres – optionally with rear-wheel drive, or on- demand or permanent all-wheel drive. A great array of preconfigured driving modes with multiple levels assists the driver, including in non- everyday situations. Enhanced safety, meanwhile, is provided by more than 30 driver assist systems, over 20 of which are completely new to the Amarok.

Design as a statement of dominance

For now it is still hidden behind the camouflage. In the future, however, the pick-up’s exterior will present itself in powerful, charismatic form. “For the new generation we have significantly modified the Amarok’s archetypal design. It is now unambiguously more expressive and once again appreciably more impressive”, says Albert Kirzinger, Head of Design at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, summarising the result.

The new front section is a statement in itself. Striking: the straight and very upright bonnet with a clear brand DNA. Charismatic: the horizontal, upper radiator grille crossbars with the concisely integrated, narrow LED headlights, which are standard for all versions. Offered as an option will be ‘IQ.Light – LED matrix headlights’; they underline the Amarok’s high-tech look. Below the bars the radiator grille unit merges depending on version in bespoke fashion into a horizontal division of the front section or into an X- shaped design on the top specification models. Embossed here: the word ‘Amarok’.

Particularly pronounced in silhouette: the half-round wheel arches as on the previous model. In contrast to many other pick-ups the top of the arches forms a practically straight rather than a circular line – a typical Amarok characteristic. The wings above the up to 21-inch alloy wheels and all- terrain tyres (available for the first time as standard) have a powerful look.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ new pick-up is striking from the rear too. The wide tailgate is framed by the standard LED rear lights, and the word ‘Amarok’ is embossed across practically the tailgate’s full width. As in the previous model, in the new Amarok too there is sufficient space on the cargo bed between the wheel arches for a euro pallet to be loaded in sideways and strapped in place there to robust lashing rings.

An interior for professional tasks and long journeys

With its intuitive controls, digital cockpit and tablet-style infotainment display, the Amarok’s interior has a functional, high-quality appearance. Such details underline the premium character of the pick-up. Further contributing to this as options are an exclusive sound system, the elegant leather-look surfaces of the instrument panel and door panels with distinctive decorative stitching. The vehicle’s premium positioning is matched by the seating. It gives all passengers the customary Volkswagen comfort: drivers and front-seat passengers sit in the new Amarok on comfortable, wide seats, which can optionally be configured with electric, 10-way adjustment. The rear also offers plenty of space for three adult passengers to enjoy the journey.

There will be five trim versions of the new Amarok: the entry-level version is the ‘Amarok’. It is followed by the ‘Life’ and ‘Style’. To be offered by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles as equal top versions will be the ‘PanAmericana’ (off-road character) and the ‘Aventura’ (on-road character).

Following in the wheel tracks of success

Over 830,000 units of the Amarok have been sold to date in Europe, South America, South Africa and Oceania. The strengths of the successful premium pick-up: supreme drive systems, high load capacities, systematic functionality and an authentic all-terrain design. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is further developing these strengths with the new generation. The new Amarok will launch at the end of 2022 in the first few countries with double cab and four doors (DoubleCab), and in some individual markets with a two-door single cab (SingleCab).


Volkswagen announces pricing for the new Tiguan Allspace


  • The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace will go on sale in South Africa this month

Volkswagen announces pricing for the new Tiguan Allspace

  • The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace will go on sale in South Africa this month

Johannesburg, 4 April 2022 – The new Tiguan Allspace will be available from Volkswagen dealerships this month.

The Tiguan Allspace is part of the Volkswagen’s T SUV family in South Africa which consists of the T-Cross, T-Roc, Tiguan and the Touareg.

Since its global launch in 2017, the Tiguan Allspace has become a great success. The Tiguan Allspace, which is 22 centimetres longer than the standard Tiguan, has sold more than 1.7 million units worldwide. In South Africa, 7 064 Tiguan Allspace units have been sold since launch in 2018.

The new Tiguan Allspace features an updated design as well as enough space for up to seven people. The new Tiguan Allspace has received similar changes as the new Tiguan which gives it an impressive sharper look, digital cockpit and comprehensive connectivity. The new Tiguan Allspace will also be offered with new technological features, such as IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights.

Customers have a choice of three engines (1.4 TSI with 110kW, 2.0 TSI with 132kW and 2.0 TSI with 162kW) and three equipment packages; Life, Style and the top-of-the-range R-Line.

When it comes to its exterior look, the illuminated radiator grille and dynamic turn signals are the main highlights. Customers also have the option of ordering the IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights, which offer added safety and comfort. The LED tail light clusters have also had a makeover. Additionally, there are two new exterior paint options as well as optional 18-inch and 19-inch alloy wheels for the Life model and 20-inch alloy wheels for the R-Line models.

Spacious vehicle interior with a digital update.

To give the interior a modern feel, the vehicle is equipped with the Digital Cockpit Pro as standard, an updated multi-function steering wheel and an infotainment system with an 8.0 inch colour screen. The 3-zone automatic climate control system is controlled from a new module with touch panels in the centre console.

Wide range of drive systems, improved emissions.

Three efficient and powerful drive systems are available in the new Tiguan Allspace. The 1.4 TSI engine, with 110 kW of power and 250Nm of torque, comes standard with a 6-speed DSG gearbox. It takes 9.2 seconds to go from 0-100km/h and fuel consumption is 7.1L/100km.

The mid-range engine offering is the 2.0 TSI with 132kW of power and 320Nm of torque. This is paired with a 7-speed DSG transmission and 4MOTION all-wheel drive. It takes 9.2 seconds to go from 0-100km/h and fuel consumption is 8.9L/100km. The halo model of the range comes available with the 2.0 TSI turbo charged engine offering 162kW of power and 350Nm of torque. This is paired with a 7-speed DSG transmission and 4MOTION all-wheel drive. It takes just 6.5 seconds to reach 100km/h and the fuel consumption is 8.6L/100km. In conjunction with 4MOTION, the permissible maximum trailer weight is 2.5 tonnes.

Advanced assist systems.

The Tiguan Allspace includes new advanced assist systems. The optional equipment package offers the enhanced Front Assist Autonomous Emergency Braking function, Lane Assist lane departure warning system, Driver Alert System and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).

New structure for specification packages.

The new Tiguan Allspace is available with three specification packages: Life, Style and R-Line.

The standard equipment in the Life package includes silver exterior mirror housing, silver anodised roof railing, 18-inch Frankfurt alloy wheels, two Type C ports, 8.0 inch Composition Media radio with App-Connect and Voice Control, Active Info display, Park Distance Control (front and rear), electrically adjustable and foldable side mirrors, 3-zone climatronic automatic climate control, multi- function Digital Cockpit Pro with multi-colour display, LED matrix head lights with LED separate daytime running lights and dynamic cornering lights and an electric tailgate.

Optional features in the Life model include a trailer hitch, panoramic sunroof, IQ.Light LED Matrix head lights, 18-inch Kingston alloy wheels, 19-inch Victoria Falls alloy wheels, smoker's package, Keyless Entry, Discover Pro infotainment system with Wireless App- Connect, Heads-Up display, Inductive mobile charging system, Harman Kardon Sound System, Area view camera system and Park Assist, Rear view camera system and Park Assist, IQ.Drive (incudes Autonomous emergency braking, front assist and lane assist with side assist), IQ.Drive (Adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning including autonomous emergency braking, lane change assist, lane keeping system, travel assist with lane assist, traffic jam assist and emergency assist), Trailer Manoeuvring System (includes Park Assist and Trailer hitch) and Vienna leather seats.

In addition to the standard features in the Life model, the Style model is available with Vienna leather seats and 18-inch Nizza alloy wheels.

Optional features in the Style model include a trailer hitch, panoramic sunroof, IQ.Light LED Matrix head lights, smoker's package, Keyless Entry, Discover Pro infotainment system with Wireless App-Connect, Heads-Up display, Inductive mobile charging system, Harman Kardon Sound System, Area view camera system and Park Assist, Rear view camera system and Park Assist, IQ.Drive (incudes Autonomous emergency braking front assist and lane assist with side assist), IQ.Drive (Adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning including autonomous emergency braking, lane change assist, lane keeping system, travel assist with lane assist, traffic jam assist and emergency assist) and Trailer Manoeuvring System (includes Park Assist and Trailer hitch).

The R-Line comes standard with all the features in the Style model as well as 19-inch Valencia alloy wheels, exterior R-Line design, ambient interior lighting with 30 colours and dark LED rear lamps.

Optional features in the R-Line model include a trailer hitch, Black Style Package with 20-inch Suzuka black alloy wheels, panoramic sunroof, IQ.Light LED Matrix head lights, 20-inch Suzuka alloy wheels, smoker's package, Keyless Entry, Discover Pro infotainment system with Wireless App Connect, Heads-Up display, Inductive mobile charging system, Harman Kardon Sound System for R-Line, Area view camera system and Park Assist, Rear view camera system and Park Assist, IQ.Drive (incudes Autonomous emergency braking front assist and lane change system with side assist), IQ.Drive (Adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning including autonomous emergency braking, lane change assist, lane keeping system, travel assist with lane assist, traffic jam assist and emergency assist) and Trailer Manoeuvring System (includes Park Assist and Trailer hitch).

Recommended Retail Price (VAT and emissions tax included)

  • Tiguan Allspace Life 1.4 TSI DSG R671 700
  • Tiguan Allspace R-Line 1.4 TSI DSG R719 700
  • Tiguan Allspace Style 1.4 TSI 4MOTION DSG R726 000
  • Tiguan Allspace R-Line 2.0 4MOTION DSG R798 000

The Tiguan Allspace comes standard with a 3 year/120 000km warranty, 5 year/ 90 000km EasyDrive Service Plan and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty. The service interval is 15 000km.


VOLKSWAGEN LAUNCHES THE NEW POLO WITH SOUTH AFRICA’S FIRST NFT BRAND CAMPAIGN


  • To celebrate the new Polo, Volkswagen is embracing the future of mobility with their futuristic new commercial introducing the Mzansiverse
  • For the local launch of the new Polo, Volkswagen released their first-ever NFT collection
  • The new Volkswagen Polo campaign is South Africa’s first NFT brand campaign and the world’s first ad featuring NFTs
  • Polo fans can find and win one of 100 Volkswagen NFTs, with three Golden NFTs, hidden in the new Polo commercial

VOLKSWAGEN LAUNCHES THE NEW POLO WITH SOUTH AFRICA’S FIRST NFT BRAND CAMPAIGN

  • To celebrate the new Polo, Volkswagen is embracing the future of mobility with their futuristic new commercial introducing the Mzansiverse
  • For the local launch of the new Polo, Volkswagen released their first-ever NFT collection
  • The new Volkswagen Polo campaign is South Africa’s first NFT brand campaign and the world’s first ad featuring NFTs
  • Polo fans can find and win one of 100 Volkswagen NFTs, with three Golden NFTs, hidden in the new Polo commercial

Johannesburg, 18 March 2022 – In celebration of the new Polo with IQ.DRIVE, Volkswagen is taking things to the next level while embracing the future of mobility. The People’s Car brand has launched South Africa’s first NFT (Non-Fungible Token) brand campaign, with a future-focused commercial incorporating Volkswagen’s first collections of NFTs.

“Our new Polo NFT campaign and Mzansiverse commercial is testament to Volkswagen’s eye on the future, not only in the innovation of our vehicles but in embracing the passions of our fans and driving evolution in how we engage with them,” said Bridget Harpur, Head of Marketing for the Volkswagen Passenger Car Brand.

Inspired by the virtual realm and gaming trends, the new commercial portrays the innovative new Polo navigating through a futuristic and gamified version of Mzansi – the Mzansiverse – with digital avatar characters to match. The ad offers fans a window into a future South Africa like they’ve never seen it before. Inspired by the metaverse and powered by the new Polo with IQ.DRIVE, Volkswagen has created a real-meets-virtual world where anything is possible.

Like Volkswagen, the commercial is leading the way as the first brand ad, globally, to incorporate NFTs in the creative. To celebrate the game-changing arrival of the new Polo, Volkswagen has created five unique collections of NFTs and dropped them into the commercial to gamify the fan experience.

For five days (18 to 22 March 2022), Polo fans can hunt for the hidden NFTs in the commercial and stand a chance to win one of 100 NFTs. To play, consumers will need to solve the daily clues shared on Volkswagen’s social channels to guess the daily NFT. To stand a chance to win, consumers need to tweet a screenshot of the daily NFT from the ad to the Volkswagen Twitter page using #GameOnVW and #NewPolo hashtags. The first 20 correct fans will win one of the 100 NFTs to keep and collect or trade on the popular NFT trading platform, OpenSea.

Hidden in the Polo NFT collections are three rare Golden NFTs that will give their owners exclusive benefits allowing them to level up with a new PlayStation as well as Volkswagen Advanced Driving and GetSmarter courses.

With the Polo being locally manufactured and in the spirit of Volkswagen’s continued commitment to ‘Drive Local, Support Local’ the entire campaign, commercial and NFT Collections are all proudly locally created. Harnessing and showcasing local talent, the #GameOnVW campaign was conceptualised by local creative partners (Ogilvy Cape Town), produced by a local production company (Patriot Films) with the world-class animation and CGI (computer-generated imagery) developed by a South African company (Polycat). The commercial’s soundtrack was created for the ad by local musicians, Field, featuring local songstress, Moonchild Sanelly, with sound design created by local studio, Resonate.


Volkswagen adds the Taigo to its T SUV range


  • The Taigo, Volkswagen’s compact SUV coupé, will join the T SUV model range in the first half of 2022
  • The T SUV range consists of the T-Cross, T-Roc, Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace and Touareg

Volkswagen adds the Taigo to its T SUV range

  • The Taigo, Volkswagen’s compact SUV coupé, will join the T SUV model range in the first half of 2022
  • The T SUV range consists of the T-Cross, T-Roc, Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace and Touareg

Johannesburg, 28 February 2022 – Volkswagen’s T SUV range will be bolstered with the market introduction of the Taigo in 2022. The retail of the Taigo will commence in the first half of this year.

The Taigo will join the T-Cross and T-Roc as Volkswagen’s trio of compact SUVs in the A0 SUV segment. By the end of 2022, Volkswagen’s T SUV range will consist of seven models namely the

T-Cross, Taigo, T-Roc, Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace, Tiguan R (launching in the local market in the third quarter of 2022) and Touareg. Taigo derives its name from a combination of ‘tiger’ and ‘Taiga’, which is a forest in the Northern Hemisphere. Taigo symbolises strength, outdoors and adventure. The SUV’s name starts with the letter ‘T’ and follows Volkswagen’s naming convention for its SUVs in South Africa.

The new Volkswagen Taigo impresses with its trendy crossover body style, raised seating position and pioneering connectivity. Numerous driver assistance systems guarantee comfort and a high level of safety for all passengers. With full LED headlights, a digital cockpit and the latest generation of infotainment systems, the Taigo sets high technology standards in its class. The Taigo will be offered with Volkswagen’s popular tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof. The Volkswagen Taigo will only be available with the 1.0 TSI 85kW DSG® engine.


New Volkswagen Caddy pricing announced


  • The new Caddy will be available from Volkswagen dealers from February

New Volkswagen Caddy pricing announced

  • The new Caddy will be available from Volkswagen dealers from February

Johannesburg, 28 January 2022 – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has announced pricing of its best-selling Caddy range.

The Caddy was first launched in the local market in 1992 and has to date sold over 35 000 units. Over three million units have been built worldwide since 1979.

The fifth generation Volkswagen Caddy will be launched with a new naming convention; Caddy, Caddy Maxi, Caddy Kombi, Caddy Maxi Kombi, Caddy Cargo and Caddy Maxi Cargo.

The Caddy exterior has a new and striking sporty design. Exterior features include new LED headlights and rear lights, painted body coloured bumpers and black roof rails. Optional exterior features include a panoramic sunroof with a large glass area of 1.4m², a removable tow bar that can tow a maximum weight of 1 500kg as well as 16-inch Wien alloy wheels. The new Caddy is available in 12 exterior paint colours with five new colours now available in the fifth generation model.

The Caddy’s interior impresses with new high-tech solutions and more space. The Caddy Maxi Cargo now provides room for up to two Euro pallets.

The new Caddy range showcases some of Volkswagen’s most advanced driver assistance systems. With Cruise Control, the new Caddy offers a relaxing drive for longer journeys. Park Assist paired with the Rear-View Camera takes the hassle out of parking in tight spaces, while Trailer Manoeuvring will give drivers the confidence to guide a trailer easily.

The new Volkswagen Caddy range will be offered in two engines: 1.6i with 81kW and 2.0 TDI with 81kW.

The retail of the new Caddy range will start in February 2022.

Recommended Retail Price (VAT and emissions tax included)

Caddy 1.6i 81kW Manual R484 200
Caddy 2.0 TDI 81kW Manual R573 800
Caddy Maxi 2.0 TDI 81kW Manual R600 400
Caddy Kombi 1.6i 81kW Manual R412 100
Caddy Kombi 2.0 TDI 81kW Manual R476 100
Caddy Maxi Kombi 2.0 TDI 81kW Manual R502 700
Caddy Cargo 1.6i 81kW Manual R404 000
Caddy Cargo 2.0 TDI 81kW Manual R460 600
Caddy Maxi Cargo 2.0 TDI 81kW Manual R487 200

The Caddy and Caddy Maxi passenger derivatives come standard with a 3-year / 120 000km warranty while the Caddy Kombi, Caddy Maxi Kombi, Caddy Cargo and Caddy Maxi Cargo come standard with a 2-year / unlimited kilometre warranty. The entire Volkswagen Caddy range also comes standard with a 12-year anti corrosion warranty. The service interval is 15 000 kilometres.


Retail price of the new Volkswagen Polo announced


  • The new Volkswagen Polo will go on sale in January 2022

Retail price of the new Volkswagen Polo announced

  • The new Volkswagen Polo will go on sale in January 2022

Johannesburg, 2 December 2021 – Volkswagen has announced the retail price of South Africa’s second best-selling passenger car, the Polo.

The front and rear ends of the new Polo have been given a sportier and fresh look. The headlights and taillights now come standard with LED technology across the range. The new Polo has a distinctive signature which includes a new LED light strip along the radiator grille in conjunction with IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights – which is a standard feature in the new Polo GTI.

The interior of the new Polo boasts a digital cockpit, a re-designed multi-function steering wheel, new-generation infotainment systems and wireless App-Connect (optional feature). Furthermore, for the first time, the new Polo will be offered with the optional IQ.DRIVE Travel Assist feature.

The new Polo model range has adopted Volkswagen’s new naming convention. The new Polo will now be available in the Polo (base model), Polo Life (mid-level) and Polo R-Line (premium). The new Polo will also be available in a GTI derivative.

When compared to the outgoing derivative, the entry-level Polo (70kW Manual) now comes standard with LED headlights and taillights, a new multi-function steering wheel and a digital dashboard display. App-Connect, which was an optional feature in the outgoing derivative, is now a standard feature in the new Polo.

The new Polo Life (70kW Manual) derivative is now offered with four additional standard features which were optional in the outgoing derivative. These are the digital dashboard display, Park Distance Control (front and rear), electric folding mirrors and lumbar support for the driver and front passenger are all standard features in the new Polo Life model.

In the Polo Life (85kW DSG®) derivative, the digital dashboard display, Park Distance Control (front and rear), electric folding mirrors, lumbar support for the driver and front passenger as well as a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel with shift paddles now come standard - these were optional features in the outgoing derivative. The Polo Life (85kW DSG®) also comes available with 15-inch Essex alloy wheels.

In the new Polo R-Line, the bumpers are distinguished from all other Polo versions by their striking R design. Standard features include the digital dashboard display, Park Distance Control (front and rear), electric folding mirrors, lumbar support for the driver and front passenger as well as a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel with shift paddles. The Polo R-Line also features 16-inch Valencia alloy wheels, Composition Media infotainment system with inductive mobile charging and the two-zone climatronic air-conditioning system.

The new Polo GTI now comes standard with the premium IQ.Light LED matrix headlights which are also offered in the Golf 8 GTI. Other standard features in the new Polo GTI are the digital dashboard display, Park Distance Control, electric folding mirrors and Dynamic Chassis Control, dynamic front cornering lights and the two-zone climatronic system. The autonomous emergency braking with front assist, which was not available in the outgoing model, is now a standard feature in the new Polo GTI. The Polo GTI also comes standard with 17-inch Milton Keynes alloy wheels and a Composition Media infotainment system with inductive mobile charging.

Recommended Retail Price (VAT and emissions tax included)

Polo 1.0 TSI 70kW Manual - R311 800
Polo Life 1.0 TSI 70kW Manual - R350 000
Polo GTI 2.0 TSI 147kW DSG® - R489 400

The new Volkswagen Polo comes standard with a 3 year/120 000km warranty, 3 year/ 45 000km EasyDrive Service Plan and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty. The service interval is 15 000km.

Customers have the option to extend EasyDrive Maintenance and EasyDrive Service Plans up to 10 years/ 300 000km. The EasyDrive Maintenance Plan covers costs (parts and labour) associated with scheduled vehicle services, repairs of defective components and wear and tear items (excluding tyres) that need to be replaced as well as 24/7 Roadside Assistance. The EasyDrive Service Plan covers all manufacturer-specific scheduled service requirements, including parts and labour costs.

The new Polo 70kW and GTI derivatives will retail from Volkswagen dealers in January 2022. The Polo 85kW derivatives will be available from March 2022.


Black Style Package added to the Polo Vivo range


  • Popular exterior package now available in South Africa’s best-selling passenger car
  • The Black Style Package also available in the Tiguan, Golf GTI and Touareg

Black Style Package added to the Polo Vivo range

  • Popular exterior package now available in South Africa’s best-selling passenger car
  • The Black Style Package also available in the Tiguan, Golf GTI and Touareg

Johannesburg, 10 November 2021 – The Polo Vivo is the latest model in the Volkswagen range to offer the popular Black Style Package. The Black Style Packages were introduced in the Tiguan and Touareg in 2019. “The Black Style Package is a popular optional package and its success in the Tiguan and Touareg models motivated our decision to also introduce it in the new Golf GTI and now the Polo Vivo,” said Steffen Knapp, head of the Volkswagen Passenger Car Brand. The Black Style Package is available on the Polo Vivo Comfortline and Highline derivatives. It is only offered in Pure White, Reflex Silver, Flash Red and Reef Blue exterior colours. In the Polo Vivo range, the Black Style Package includes black 16-inch Portago alloy wheels, gloss black mirror caps, a gloss black painted roof, gloss black B and C pillar covers, black side sill covers, body-coloured boot spoiler, privacy glass, chrome exhaust tip as well as anthracite headliner and sun visors.

The Black Style Package on the best-selling Polo Vivo is now available from Volkswagen dealers and retails for R9 000 on the Comfortline and R8 250 on the Highline

In the Golf 8 GTI, the Black Style Package features piano black side mirrors, a piano black chrome strip on the front grille as well as black 18-inch Bergamo alloy wheels. The Black Style Package in the Golf 8 GTI retails for R8 000. In the Tiguan, the Black Style Package comes with a body coloured bumper and lower door parts, black air intakes with fins on the radiator grille, black decorative trim on the side windows, black exterior mirror housings, privacy glass, black roof rails, a black headliner, sport suspension and black 20-inch Suzuka alloy wheels. The Black Style Package in the Tiguan costs R28 000.

In the top-of-the-range Touareg, the Black Style Package features blackened out chrome elements, an ‘R’ style bumper, body-coloured bumper and lower door parts, black roof rails, black decorative trim on the side windows, black side mirrors, black radiator grille and black 21-inch Suzuka alloy wheels. The Black Style Package in the Touareg, which is only available on the Executive model, retails for R45 200.


NEW VOLKSWAGEN CADDY TO RETAIL IN SOUTH AFRICA IN NOVEMBER


  • The fifth generation Caddy now features increased space, new technologies and a new interior and exterior design
  • Compact outside, spacious inside: the new Caddy Maxi Cargo offers room for up to two Euro pallets
  • The re-designed fifth generation Caddy is now based on Volkswagen’s Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform

NEW VOLKSWAGEN CADDY TO RETAIL IN SOUTH AFRICA IN NOVEMBER

  • The fifth generation Caddy now features increased space, new technologies and a new interior and exterior design
  • Compact outside, spacious inside: the new Caddy Maxi Cargo offers room for up to two Euro pallets
  • The re-designed fifth generation Caddy is now based on Volkswagen’s Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform

Johannesburg, 21 September 2021 – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will be launching the new Caddy in South Africa from November 2021. The Caddy was first launched in the local market in 1992 and has to date sold 35 617 units. In 2020, the fourth generation Caddy sold1 730 units achieving an impressive share of 88% in the A City Van segment. Over three million units have been built worldwide since 1979. The fifth generation Volkswagen Caddy will be launched with a new naming convention; Caddy, Caddy Maxi, Caddy Kombi, Caddy Maxi Kombi, Caddy Cargo and Caddy Maxi Cargo

Charismatic design and new exterior features

The exterior has a new and striking sporty design. The new Caddy is built on the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform, the same as the Golf 8. The vehicle body has been redesigned to be more charismatic than ever before. Thanks to the MQB platform, new high-end technologies now find their way into the Caddy range.

In terms of engineering and specification, the exterior of the Caddy offers a number of new features. Exterior features include new LED headlights and LED rear lights, painted body-coloured bumpers and black roof rails. Optional exterior features include a panoramic sunroof with a large glass area of 1.4m², a removable tow bar that can tow a maximum weight of 1 500kg as well as 16-inch Wien alloy wheels. The new Caddy is available in 12 exterior paint colours with five new colours now available in the fifth generation model.

Caddy and Caddy Maxi – for passenger and lifestyle use

Even as a short wheelbase, the Caddy is broader and longer. A stand-out feature is the optional panoramic glass roof, which is the largest in the segment.

The Caddy entry-level derivative comes as a short wheelbase with five seats and an optional seven-seat selection. The Caddy Maxi (long wheelbase) comes standard with a seven-seat configuration.

Caddy Kombi and Caddy Maxi Kombi – for carrying more people.

The Caddy Kombi is ideal for everyday use as well as for sport, leisure, work and holidays. The vehicle can be easily converted to suit various personal and business needs. Recent conversions include for people living with disabilities, mobile offices, K9 units and hearses. The Caddy Kombi comes available as a short wheelbase with seven seats and the Caddy Maxi Kombi is available in a long wheel base version with five seats and an optional seven-seat configuration. Both model lines feature easily removable and folding seats as well as easy-access sliding rear passenger doors.

Features of the Caddy Kombi include black coated bumpers, steel wheels, H7 Halogen headlights and an electronic brake with auto-hold. Optional features include a Rear View Camera, LED headlights, App-Connect, multi-function steering wheel, 16-inch Wien alloy wheels, tow bar (fixed or removable), rear wing doors, front fog lamps with cornering lights and cruise control.

Caddy Cargo and Caddy Maxi Cargo – for carrying bigger loads

The Caddy Cargo exterior design sees the roofline sloping down slightly towards the back. The short wheelbase is 2.755mm in length and has a load compartment volume of 3.1m3. The Caddy Maxi Cargo with a long wheelbase of 2.970mm allows a load compartment volume of 3.7m3.

Highlights of the Caddy Cargo include; up to six lashing rings in the load compartment, a brake assist system, electronically adjustable door mirrors, an electronic parking brake with auto hold function, H7 Halogen main headlights and daytime running lights, single near-side sliding door (Caddy Cargo SWB), twin near-side and off-side sliding doors (Caddy Maxi Cargo) and a rear wing door which is split into a ⅔ to ⅓ ratio and has a maximum opening angle of 180°.

Large modernised interior with practical storage

Inside, the fifth generation Caddy impresses with new high-tech solutions and more space. The Caddy Maxi Cargo, now provides room for up to two Euro pallets. The indicator and control elements have been completely redesigned: the interactive interfaces for the driver and front-seat passenger are formed by the new radio and infotainment systems of which the Composition Comfort radio is smartphone compatible (App-Connect). The modern instrument cluster now has the traditional rotary switch for lights. In addition, LED interior lights enhances the interior of the car. Another new feature is a roof vent for better climate control and faster stationary ventilation in the back.

New driver assistance systems make the Caddy safer and easier to drive

The new Caddy range showcases some of Volkswagen’s most advanced driver assistance systems. With Cruise Control, the new Caddy offers a relaxing drive for longer journeys. Park Assist paired with the Rear-View Camera takes the hassle out of parking in tight spaces, while Trailer Manoeuvring will give drivers the confidence to guide a trailer easily.

1.6i MPI engine

The new Caddy range will be available in two engines, one petrol and one diesel.

New Caddy Engine line-up

The four-cylinder petrol engine develops 81kW, torque of 152Nm and is coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission. Fuel consumption is 7.3 litres/ 100km. This engine is available in the Caddy, Caddy Kombi (SWB) and Caddy Cargo (SWB) derivatives.

2.0 TDI engine

The four-cylinder diesel engine also develops 81kW and a torque of 300Nm and is coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission. Fuel consumption is 5.5 litres/ 100km. The 2.0 TDI engine is available in the Caddy, Caddy Maxi (LWB), Caddy Kombi (SWB), Caddy Maxi Kombi (LWB), Caddy Cargo (SWB) and Caddy Maxi Cargo (LWB).

The passenger version Caddy and Caddy Maxi come standard with a 3-year / 120 000km warranty while the Caddy Kombi, Caddy Maxi Kombi, Caddy Cargo and Caddy Maxi Cargo come standard with a 2-year / unlimited kilometre warranty. The entire Caddy range also comes standard with a 12-year anti corrosion warranty. The service interval is 15 000 kilometres.

The fifth generation Caddy will be available from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Dealers in November. Pricing for the new Caddy range will be announced closer to the launch date.


The Golf 8 GTI officially goes on sale in South Africa today


  • AVIS was the first customer to take delivery of the Golf 8 GTI in South Africa
  • Volkswagen’s partnership with AVIS dates back to 1971
  • The Golf 8 GTI pre-order campaign, which kicked off on 19 July, has seen over 1 000 customers showing interest in the eighth generation hot hatch

The Golf 8 GTI officially goes on sale in South Africa today

  • AVIS was the first customer to take delivery of the Golf 8 GTI in South Africa
  • Volkswagen’s partnership with AVIS dates back to 1971
  • The Golf 8 GTI pre-order campaign, which kicked off on 19 July, has seen over 1 000 customers showing interest in the eighth generation hot hatch

Johannesburg, 1 September 2021 – The Golf 8 GTI will officially go on sale from Volkswagen Dealers in South Africa today, 1 September 2021.

AVIS was the first customer to take delivery of the Golf 8 GTI in South Africa.

“Part of our success as a brand is attributed to sales to the rental industry. Volkswagen has the highest passenger car share of the rental market which is 34%. AVIS remains a key strategic partner for the Volkswagen brand because it accounts for 50% of our rental channel sales,” said Steffen Knapp, head of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand.

Over 7 000 units are sold to AVIS each year, which is approximately 10% of Volkswagen’s total annual vehicles sold in South Africa.

The partnership between Volkswagen and AVIS began in January 1971 with the delivery of 96 Beetle 1300s. A year later, Avis tripled the order which included 1600cc Beetles, Type 4s and Microbuses. By 1981, Volkswagen has sold its 10 000th car to AVIS which was a Golf. In 1996, AVIS became Volkswagen’s biggest customer when a record number of 3 805 vehicles were delivered to them during that year. In 2008, Volkswagen delivered the 100 000th vehicle to AVIS and to date over 200 000 units have been delivered to AVIS.

“2021 is a special year for Volkswagen and AVIS as we celebrate our 50-year partnership. We are proud of how the partnership between the two organisations has grown since the humble beginnings in 1971. We are also excited to be the first customer to take delivery of the Golf 8 GTI in South Africa which will be an important model of our AVIS Luxury Cars fleet,” Rebone Motsatsi, AVIS Executive: Car Rental Operations.

In 2020, the Golf range was No.1 in the A Hatch segment with a share of 29.1%. The Golf 8 GTI is set to continue the success of the hot hatch and to date over 1 000 customers have shown interest in the GTI since pre-orders went live on 19 July 2021.


Polo Vivo range gets a stylish special edition derivative


  • South Africa’s best-selling passenger car, the Polo Vivo, is getting a stylish special edition derivative added to the range

Polo Vivo range gets a stylish special edition derivative

  • South Africa’s best-selling passenger car, the Polo Vivo, is getting a stylish special edition derivative added to the range

Johannesburg – With 261 285 units sold since its market introduction in March 2010, the Volkswagen Polo Vivo hatch has been the best-selling passenger car model in South Africa for the past decade.

Being the only locally manufactured model in the competitive A0 segment, the Polo Vivo has been a dominant brand in the entry-level hatch segment in spite of new models being launched on a regular basis.

Polo Vivo’s key product attributes such as affordability, German build quality, safety, space and comfort have a set an unparalleled benchmark in the segment. The cost of ownership over a 3-year cycle makes Polo Vivo one of the most affordable cars to own in the South African market. Volkswagen has updated the Polo Vivo model range by adding a stylish special edition to the range.

“The Polo Vivo Mswenko, which is based on the 1.4 63kW Comfortline manual, is a fashion-inspired derivative which features unique styling details and serves to appeal to customers that are dynamic and young at heart,” said Mike Glendinning, Sales and marketing Director for Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA).

Mswenko (pronounced m-swe-nkoh) is the isiZulu expression for the slang word “swag”. Swag is an expression of attitude and confidence. A self-confident and stylish person is said to have swag. Mswenko, which is unique to South Africa, refers to a person’s style, attitude and general demeanour.

In the exterior, the Polo Vivo Mswenko is easily recognisable by the Mswenko side decals, a chrome tip exhaust, 16-inch Portago alloy wheels in Anthracite, a black painted roof, privacy glass and mirror covers in two colour variants. In the interior, the Polo Vivo Mswenko differentiates itself from the rest of the range with unique standard features such as the new Ocean Blue seats, Anthracite headliner, silver dashboard inserts,

App Connect, six speakers and a leather package (leather multi-function steering wheel, gearshift lever and gear knob). This special edition model will only be available in the following exterior colours; Pure White, Reflex Silver, Limestone Grey and Reef Blue. The Polo Vivo Mswenko will be available at Volkswagen dealers from October 2020.

Recommended Retail Price (VAT and emissions tax included)
Polo Vivo Mswenko 1.4 63kW Comfortline R246 900

The Polo Vivo Mswenko comes standard with a 3 year/120 000km warranty and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty. A Volkswagen Maintenance Plan as well as a Volkswagen Service Plan are available as options. Service interval is 15 000km.