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VW polo vivo – rising to the next level


DT Dobie last month launched the new VW polo Vivo Comfortline into the Kenyan market.

Alexander Helfritz, the sales and marketing  Director  of  Dt  Dobie and Usha Nagpal, the long serving General manager sales for VW, unveiled the polo Vivo Comfortline and the Caddy Kombi at a well-at- tended launch function last month. Delivering the key note speech, Alexander        Helfritz  said         the Company is looking to assemble more of their brands locally in the near future. He said, “In 2016 we launched the first ever locally assembled German car in  Kenya,

the Volkswagen polo Vivo.”

“today  we  are  launching  the new VW polo Vivo Comfortline an improvement from the first polo Vivo and the Caddy Kombi van which are locally assembled and are designed and built for Africa roads. by assembling more of our brands locally we are supporting the Government big 4 agenda in the manufacturing sector.”

this   iconic   new   polo   Vivo Comfortline is already successful in south Africa where it is the most sort after hatchback. With the new polo Vivo Comfortline now in Kenya, VW carries through with the practicality of the outgoing fifth-generation polo Vivo.

to a discerning eye, the stylish

new look includes a modified front grille and front bumper in addition to new head and rear lights, among the myriad first impressions.

the  new  polo Vivo  Comfortline boasts of a low-running cost 1.6 litre powerful petrol engine mated to a 6 speed  Automatic  (tiptronic)  trans- mission. the 1.6 litre engine delivers 77kW of high performance power, with 153Nm of torque being on tap at 3,800rpm. On average, the engine has a combined fuel consumption of

  • litres / 100 km.

Numerous German safety fea- tures include two airbags, Anti-lock braking system (Abs), electronic brake-Force Distribution (ebD), electronic stability program (esp) and electronic stability Control (esC), to list only a handful.

With   the   difference   being   Dt Dobie’s countrywide aftersales branch and dealer network, the aver- age service cost is estimated at Ksh. 3,300 per month, with longer service

intervals set at 7,500 km instead of the usual 5,000 km.

In  addition,  Dt  Dobie  offers  a 3-year warranty or 120,000 km, whichever comes first, as a guar- antee for the German engineered and locally assembled VW polo Vivo Comfortline.

Usha Nagpal, the General manager sales for Volkswagen explained   the   specifications,  “the VW polo Vivo Comfortline has a 1.6 litre 16 valve fuel efficient engine.

the  long  list  of  safety  equipment includes Anti-locking brake system (Abs), electronic brake pressure Distribution (ebD), stability control and childproof locks on rear doors. there  are  three-point  seat  belts  in the front with height adjustment and belt tensioner with three key point seat belts for passengers in the rear.” “standard equipment includes

air-conditioning, bluetooth connec- tivity, Usb/CD and sD card slot, alloy  wheels  and  dual  airbags. In

addition, buyers are offered option- al extras to suit their individual tastes. Instrument cluster with speedometer,       tachometer, digital  clock,  fuel   level and temperature indicators are among other features.” the  sus- pension is raised, one of the advantag- es of local assembly, to suit even the most rug- ged off-road Kenyan roads, as the owners put the polo Vivo through its paces on the urban and peri-urban road network, making the polo Vivo Comfortline a breeze to drive on any road surfaced.

Comfort features include bluetooth. For Ksh. 1,690,000, the new VW polo Vivo Comfortline rep- resents  another  top  seller  from  Dt Dobie, while offering good value for money, instead of risking a lifetime investment when buying unproven used cars from the roadside used car dealers.

For those car buyers who opt for auto finance, with a deposit of Ksh. 169,000 and monthly repayments of Ksh. 34,607 up to 60 months, this reliable and stylish VW polo Vivo is a welcome addition to your home.

volkswagen caddy Kombi turning  to  the  Volkswagen  Caddy Kombi,   Usha   Nagpal   said,  “this vehicle has two rear sliding doors

with a seating capacity of up to seven passengers. It is equipped with a 1.6-litre engine which delivers 102 horsepower and power goes to the front wheels via a five-speed auto- matic, or manual transmission alter- native.”

“Among the safety features are Anti-locking brake system (Abs), electronic Differential locks (eDL), and electronic stabilization program (esp), child lock on sliding doors, engine drag torque control and trac- tion  control  system  (tCs). this  is  a cost-efficient machine which com- bines versatility, flexibility and solid- ity very perfectly making it adapt to different situations.”

In her concluding remarks, Usha  said, “these  two  vehicles  have brought new car ownership within reach of many more Kenyans as they are attractive and cost-effective alternatives to buying used cars. the buyers have the satisfaction of know- ing that these cars will have to be driven for four, or five years before they reach the mileage of a used imported car.”

Of course, do not forget your peace  of  mind. the  difference  is  Dt Dobie, a subsidiary of the giant CFAO Group and safety features globally synonymous with Volkswagen (VW). Call  Dt  Dobie  today  on  0700 766 660 and 0703 222 555 and

drive yourself happy, ever after