Cruise Around the City in Style


Enjoy cruising around the exhilarating streets of Mzansi with your crew in a new, special edition Polo Vivo Mswenko. This fashion-forward hatch is built right here in South Africa and simply oozes local flavour. writer, David Taylor, explains that its name, ‘Mswenko’, is the isiZulu expression for the slang word ‘swag.’


If you are a trendy, confident and young at heart individual, the Volkswagen Polo Vivo Mswenko ought to be the perfect, budget-friendly new car solution for you.

How and Where to Get Your Hands on a Volkswagen Polo Vivo Mswenko


If you are on the lookout for a new (or used/demo) car, then CFAO Volkswagen can help. With a dealership network spanning the country, as well as access to all of the latest vehicles Volkswagen South Africa has to offer, you’re bound to find the car you’re looking for at your nearest CFAO Volkswagen dealer. Our dealers always have several new vehicles in stock at all times, which means you should get your preferred vehicle in nearly no waiting time. Custom orders can be arranged through our smooth ordering process.


We also offer free test drives, to help you make an informed decision about your next new car. Book a test drive with your preferred model today!

Technical Vehicle Information: An Overview


Volkswagen’s Polo Vivo Mswenko derivative is based on the 1.4 63 kW Comfortline Manual derivative. A key difference is that the Mswenko caters to a more style-conscious consumer than its fellow Polo Vivo models.



It has a starting cost of R246 900. For more information on costs related to the Volkswagen Polo Vivo Mswenko, go ahead and read our Polo Vivo Mswenko Price article.


Basic VW Polo Vivo Mswenko Info


Body shape


Vehicle type


Fuel type




Drive wheels



63 kW


132 Nm

Engine CC        

1 398 cm3









Boot capacity

280-952 l

Ground clearance

143 mm


1 462 mm


3 972 mm


1 682 mm


The Polo Vivo Mswenko comes with a 3-year or 120 000 km warranty and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty as standard. Adding a Volkswagen Maintenance or Service Plan is optional and service intervals are every 15 000 km.



If you want to learn more about the Polo Vivo Mswenko’s specifications and features, read our Polo Vivo Mswenko Specs article.

Exterior and Interior


Although the Mswenko is based on the 1.4 63 kW Comfortline Manual Polo Vivo derivative, it is a whole lot more fashionable on both the interior and exterior, boasting various Mswenko-specific additions.


On the Inside


The inside of the Polo Vivo Mswenko is as stylish as it is serene. This is thanks to features such as the Ocean Blue-design seats, dashboard inserts in silver, Anthracite headliner and a leather package which comprises a leather multi-function steering wheel, handbrake lever handle and gear shift handle.



Learn more about the Polo Vivo Mswenko cabin in our Polo Vivo Mswenko Interior article.

On the Outside


When selecting your Polo Vivo Mswenko’s body colour, you get to choose between four attractive colours: Limestone Grey Metallic, Reflex Silver Metallic, Reef Blue Metallic and Pure White. A black-painted roof comes as standard. Pick the body colour that speaks to you and make your Mswenko truly yours.


Adding some more flair to the hatch’s exterior is the Mswenko decals found on the car’s sides. Other exterior features worth mentioning are the 16-inch, Portago alloy wheels that are finished off in Anthracite and the tailpipe that’s finished off in chrome.


Performance, Practicality and Safety


The Polo Vivo range is known as a best-selling passenger car range for good reason. Its Mswenko variant runs on petrol and has a respectable average fuel consumption rate of 5.9 l/100 km, an urban fuel consumption rate of 7.9 l/100 km and an extra-urban fuel consumption rate of 4.8 l/100 km. This hatch has a power output of 63 kW and a torque output of 132 Nm. It’s a front wheel-drive vehicle with a top speed of 177 km/h.


When it comes to boot space, you should have more than enough room as it can expand from 280-952 l.


The Polo Vivo Mswenko also comes with various safety and security features as standard, including:


  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • Childproof locks on the rear doors
  • ISOFIX child seat mountings in the back
  • High-level brake light
  • Front fog lights


Navigating the city streets in a Polo Vivo Mswenko is a joy. You can rest assured that you’ll get to your end destination safely and reliably.

Enjoy an Elevated Driving Experience in the Polo Vivo Mswenko


Does the Polo Vivo Mswenko sound like your ideal car? Contact your nearest CFAO Volkswagen dealer to speak to one of our sales team members and don’t forget to book a test drive while you’re at it!