Maxx is basically the same concept as Polo Vivo but has been elevated with the introduction of latest ‘Budapest’ alloy wheels, amongst others.
Produced locally at Uitenhage, Maxx hatch-back possesses maximum power, that’s if what is stands for.
The Polo Vivo Maxx is powered by a 1.6-litre, four-cylinder engine that produces 77kW of power at 5 250rpm with a maximum torque figure of 155Nm at 3 500rpm.
As we took it for a strenuous test drive to Giyane, I and my colleague showed no mercy to this super-power boy, oh boy. On the road its smooth and petrol wise- as always with VW models- it is convenient.
With the road seemingly long and enjoying the breath of the Province, Maxx revved ahead relentlessly.
The interior update includes pedals with aluminum inserts, centre console in titanium paint, front electric windows, manual air-conditioner, 3-spoke leather steering wheel with chrome insert and grey stitching, Radio/CD/MP3/Bluetooth with 4-speakers and floor mats with grey stitching.
Standard safety and security features include driver and front passenger airbags, ABS with EBD as well as an immobiliser and central locking.
It might not be a head-turner but its variations of colours is something to write home about, stru!
Although, at the time of publishing to find out how it has fared in the market proved futile, rest assured it would outsmart its sister Polo Vivo. I said it first, watch this space!
Maxx is available with a fully comprehensive 3-year / 120 000km warranty with service intervals at 15 000km. Customers will also benefit from a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty.
It retails for R160 300 (vat and emissions tax included).
Yep, Maxx has arrived folks…
1-10 (Petrol) 8
1-10 (Performance) 7