DT Dobie has launched two locally assembled cars, the Polo Vivo Comfortline and the Caddy Kombi, in the Kenyan market. The company launched the first locally assembled vehicle, the Volkswagen Polo Vivo, in 2016.
The two vehicles were launched at an event by Alexander Helfritz, the Sales and Marketing Director of DT Dobie and Usha Nagpal, the General Manager Sales for Volkswagen.
“Today we are launching the new VW Polo Vivo Comfortline an improvement from the first Polo Vivo and the Caddy Kombi van which are locally assembled and are designed and built for Africa roads. By assembling more of our brands locally we are supporting the Government Big 4 agenda in the manufacturing sector.”
The VW Polo Vivo Comfortline comes with a 1.6 litre 16 valve fuel efficient engine. It also has sefaty features such as the Anti-locking Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake Pressure Distribution (EBD), stability control and childproof locks on rear doors. There are three point seat belts in the front with height adjustment and belt tensioner with three key point seat belts for passengers in the rear. Standard equipment includes air-conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, USB/CD and SD card slot, alloy wheels and dual airbags. In addition buyers are offered optional extras such as instrument cluster with speedometer, tachometer, digital clock, fuel level and temperature indicators.
The Volkswagen Caddy Kombi comes with features such as two rear sliding doors with a seating capacity of up to seven passengers. It is equipped with a 1.6-litre engine which delivers 102 horsepower and power goes to the front wheels via a five-speed automatic, or manual transmission alternative. Among the safety features include Anti-locking Brake System (ABS), Electronic Differential locks (EDL), and electronic stabilization program (ESP), child lock on sliding doors, engine drag torque control and traction control system (TCS).
The Polo Vivo Comfortline will retail at Ksh. 1,690,000 and the Caddy Kombi at Sh2,950,000 which is inclusive of VAT.