I was still working for Toyota when the first hybrid made it's rounds, I remember the training videos, explaining the concept as we should translate it to our prospective buyers and then I remembered the limited availability of the vehicle and the hefty price tag. We where trained in how the drive trains functioned, how the instrumentation screamed GREEN and how much power of the hybrid was coming from the battery and how much from the engine. How driving very slow speeds used battery power and when the engine would charge the battery and at what speeds this would happen, even how extra power could be gained when at certain speeds, both would be engaged. But there was one drawback; they did not look very stylish or sexy, they did not scream 21st century, becoming the butt of comedian jokes the world around.
After VW South Africa successfully launched the new Polo earlier in 2010, we get the second model of the Polo series launched locally. With its refreshingly cheeky design, unique choice of colours and features and a higher ride height (15 millimetre gain), the CrossPolo is something different.
The new CrossPolo has an ample array of standard equipment. In the interior, specific standard features include height-adjustable sport seats, an asymmetrically split rear bench and backrest, pockets on the backs of the front seats leather-trimmed steering wheel and a centre armrest in front with a storage compartment. Also standard: electric adjustable and heated door mirrors, electric window lifts all around, illuminated make-up mirrors in the sun visors, multi-function display (MFA) and central locking with RF remote control.
As the nearest old car clubs were in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, it was decided by several enthusiasts in George to start a club in this area. A group of nine old car owners and enthusiasts held an inaugural meeting on 3 June 1988, and club was born.
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