Join the Special Edition Polo Vivo Mswenko Owner’s Club Today


Look out – the fashion-forward Polo Vivo Mswenko has become the latest addition to join South Africa’s top-selling passenger vehicle lineup. Volkswagen’s locally-made Polo Vivo range has sold over 261 285 units and is known as one of the best budget-friendly option on the market today.


Volkswagen’s Mswenko Polo Vivo derivative is based on the 1.4 63 kW Comfortline Manual variant but manages to stand out from its siblings. In fact, the Mswenko, which features unique styling characteristics, was designed to be a more stylish version of the Polo Vivo. They are made for customers who are dynamic and young at heart.

Its name, ‘Mswenko’, is the isiZulu expression for the popular slang term ‘swag’, which commonly refers to those who are self-confident and stylish. It’s all about expressing your attitude and letting your confidence shine.


If a fashion-inspired derivative of an equally popular and reliable car sounds good to you, then the Polo Vivo Mswenko could be your next dream car.


Where to Buy the Polo Vivo Mswenko


If you are a stylish, dynamic and confident young (or young at heart) individual and are interested in becoming a Polo Vivo Mswenko owner, then you need to get in touch with CFAO Volkswagen. We have an extensive dealership network and stock all of the latest vehicles Volkswagen South Africa has to offer, including the Volkswagen Polo Vivo Mswenko.


Locate and contact your nearest CFAO Volkswagen dealer now with all your burning questions or queries. You can also book a free test drive to help you make up your mind about whichever model you have your eyes on.

The Volkswagen Polo Vivo Mswenko Specifications Summary


Before getting to some of the more technical specifications, take note that the Polo Vivo Mswenko is available in four striking body colours:


  • Pure White
  • Reef Blue Metallic
  • Limestone Grey Metallic
  • Reflex Silver Metallic

Build, Weight and Dimensions

Body type


Vehicle type






Tyre size

195/55 R16

Ground clearance

143 mm


1 462 mm


3 972 mm


2 470 mm


1 682 mm

Turning circle

10.6 m

Gross weight

1 540 kg

Unladen weight

1 066 kg

Load capacity

280-952 l

Tank capacity

45 l


Engine, Performance and Gearbox

Average CO2 emissions

140 g/km

Fuel type


Average fuel consumption

5.9 l/100 km

Transmission type

5-speed manual

Engine position


Engine CC

1 398 cm3

Engine size

1.4 l

Drive wheels


Top speed

177 km/h


132 Nm

Torque revolutions

3 750 rpm


63 kW

Power revolutions

5 000 rpm



Valves per cylinder


Cylinder layout





Standard Convenience, Design, Safety and Technology Features

The Polo Vivo Mswenko comes with numerous standard features, including but not limited to the following:


  • 3-point seatbelts for both the outer rear seats, as well as in the front (those in the front come with electric pretensioners and height adjustment as well)
  • 6 speakers
  • 65% light-absorbing privacy glass in the rear side windows and the rear window
  • Chrome package
  • A black-painted roof
  • Air conditioning system
  • Comfort equipment
  • Airbags in the driver and front passenger areas
  • App-Connect
  • A leather package featuring a leather-wrapped, multi-function steering wheel, gearshift lever and gear knob

Optional Extras to Consider Adding

Even though the Polo Vivo Mswenko is already a stylish and well-equipped derivative, which features unique selling points, you still have the option to add certain optional extras to it. These include:


  • Smoker’s package
  • Loose-lay carpets/mats in the front and rear
  • We Connect Go
  • Mswenko styling package
  • Parking package


Don’t Miss Out on Driving a Hatch That’s as Dynamic and Young at Heart as You Are

Your perfect hatch match is within your reach! Don’t miss out on driving everywhere in style from now on with a Polo Vivo Mswenko. Contact your nearest CFAO Volkswagen to book a test drive or speak to one of our knowledgeable sales team members.


Learn More



For more information on the Polo Vivo Mswenko, download the latest brochure now or read our other articles on the topic:


  • Polo Vivo Mswenko Interior
  • Polo Vivo Mswenko Price
  • Polo Vivo Mswenko Review