A look at the new special edition Polo Vivo Mswenko – with pricing

Volkswagen has announced its special edition Polo Vivo Mswenko for South Africa. Mswenko is the isiZulu expression for the slang word “swag”, Volkswagen South Africa said.

“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,” the group said.

Volkswagen said that the Mswenko is based on the 1.4 63kW Comfortline manual. “This 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).

Looking at the exterior of the vehicle, the Mswenko features

  • Special side-decals;
  • A chrome tip exhaust;
  • 16-inch Portago alloy wheels in Anthracite;
  • A black-painted roof;
  • Privacy glass;
  • Mirror covers in two colour variants.

In the interior, the Polo Vivo Mswenko differentiates itself from the rest of the range with:

  • Ocean Blue seats;
  • Anthracite headliner;
  • Silver dashboard inserts;
  • App-Connect;
  • Six speakers;
  • A leather package – including leather multi-function steering wheel, gearshift lever and gear knob.


Volkswagen Group South Africa said that the Polo Vivo Mswenko will be available at Volkswagen dealers from October 2020.

Pricing for the Polo Vivo Mswenko 1.4 63kW Comfortline starts at R246,900 and the 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 comes standard with a three year/120,000km warranty and a six-year anti-corrosion warranty.

A Volkswagen maintenance Ppan as well as a Volkswagen service plan are available as options. The service interval is 15,000km.

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A look at the new special edition Polo Vivo Mswenko – with pricing