Newsletter May 2015
Newsletter June 2015
  Dear name,

We are now officially full on into winter and this month we have a lot to tell you about what is happening here at Mossel Bay Volkswagen.

One of our very own have taken on the Spirit of Africa 4x4 challenge and faired exceptionally well, we have a new and improved GTI sibling at our Dealership, Finance and Service specials just for you, a new page on our website to help you when warning lights come on in your Volkswagen, and a delicious new recipe to keep you warm this winter.

Enjoy the read

  Mossel Bay Volkswagen Manager competes in the 11th Spirit of Africa Trophy.

Every 4x4 enthusiast dreams of entering and competing in the Spirit of Africa Trophy at least once in their lives. For Riaan Sprong, our New Cars Sales Manager and resident 4x4 and Amarok expert, this dream became a reality in 2010 and he once again took up this challenge in 2015

There are a total of 23 groups consisting of 20 teams each. The group with the most points advances to the finals. Each stage has a set of points that can be achieved and vary in technical difficulty. Riaan Sprong and his partner, Henning van Eeden, came in 5th overall in their group scoring a total of 1000 points.

We are very proud of Riaan and congratulate him on this fantastic achievement!

For any information regarding the Amarok and its off-road capabilities you can consult Riaan any time at our dealership.

Below is a brief introduction on the Spirit of Africa’s history:

Sarel van der Merwe, a legend in South African motor racing and rally circles, created the Spirit of Africa Trophy with a view of providing the "average" driver with an opportunity to test their off-road driving ability in a competitive environment.

In 2014 the Spirit of Africa celebrated its 10th year as the "toughest 4x4 challenge in Africa". Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is the main sponsor, providing the Amarok as the official competition vehicle. Volkswagen launched the Amarok during the 2010 Spirit of Africa Trophy that at the time took place in the harsh setting of the Kalahari Desert pans with temperatures exceeding 50 degrees, the Amarok fared brilliantly. The competitors were impressed, but even more importantly, so was Sarel. Since then, the Spirit of Africa has and will continue to use the Volkswagen Amarok as its official competition vehicle and contestants can enjoy the ultimate test drive with this phenomenal vehicle.

The Spirit of Africa Trophy is divided into two competition rounds – the eliminations and the finals. Only the toughest, top 20 teams with the highest scores from the elimination rounds will be invited to compete in the finals, where the title and overall champion of the Spirit of Africa Trophy will be fiercely contended.”


Wolfsburg’s formidable Polo GTI gets a well-deserved upgrade


The GTI badge is synonymous with performance in our Volkswagen family and it has garnered many fans over the years. The Golf GTI’s sibling the Polo GTI has not been in the spotlight as much as its older sibling but that is all about to change. The newly revised Polo GTI has finally been launched in South Africa and is available at our Dealership for you to test drive. The New Polo GTI has the looks and the engine performance to match its big brother in every way and we can guarantee that it will set your pulse racing once you get behind the wheel of this “pocket rocket”. 

Car Magazine has driven the New Polo GTI and this is what they have to say: 

“The new car ups its game in two significant areas: engine and suspension. The power plant is an all-new one. As opposed to the previous GTI’s overly fussy super- and turbocharged 1.4-litre engine (132 kW/250 N.m), this car gets a 1.8-litre direct-injection turbo based on the current Golf’s engine block. Power is up to 141 kW and, while the torque figure remains the same, it’s now available much earlier (1 250 to 5 300 r/min for the DSG and 1 450 to 4 200 r/min for the manual). The 7-speed DSG is available now and 6-speed manual will be available from July.

In terms of its suspension, VW claim to have retuned it completely to deliver more agile and “secure” handling. There’s a XDS+ electronic front diff that now works under coasting as well as under load, a stronger anti-roll bar on the front axle and a new steering system. Newly designed 17-inch alloys come with 215/40 tyres that are 7.5-inches wide (as opposed to 7-inch previously) and are also said to improve handling. 

In the Polo GTI you have everything that its bigger brother has. This is, in every sense, a mini Golf GTI. And that means, when you’re talking a combination of speed, perceived build quality, and everyday driving comfort, it has no peers” 

To read the full article, you can click on the image to the right. To book a test drive or if you are interested in owning this fantastic “Hot Hatch” contact Riaan Sprong on 044 692 0206

  Upgrade your Polo Vivo Purchase this June

This month we are offering you a Special Finance deal when you decide to buy a new Polo Vivo 55kw Conceptline Hatch or Sedan. For only R10 more per month on your monthly instalment plan you can upgrade your Polo Vivo 55kw Conceptline to a Polo Vivo 66kw Trendline Manual! That is less than a cup of coffee.

The benefits of having a Polo Vivo Trendline over a Conceptline are:

14% more power
Front electric Windows
Standard radio/CD/SD/USB/Bluetooth with 4 speakers and B-sting antenna
Colour coded door handles and side mirrors
Height adjustable driver’s seat
Upgraded “Morse” Cloth seat trim
Revised Lower Grill with Chrome Inserts.

If you are interested in this great finance package contact us on 044 692 0206 or visit our Facebook page.



  The Capped Service Special
  Visit Mossel Bay Volkswagen for an unbeatable service deal on all 2003 to 2011 models of the 1.4 and 1.6 Polo petrol models. This offer has been extended until December 2015 and truly is great value for money to all Polo owners. An offer this good deserves your attention no matter what.

To place a service booking with one of our Service advisers click on the image on the right or alternatively you can contact us on (044) 692 0206

  Amarok: King of the Mud-pool
  As we all know the VW Amarok is a phenomenal vehicle on the road and off the road. This specific video is uploaded on our own personal YouTube channel and shows one of our Amarok clients having fun in the Mud.

Enjoy the clip.



Our Website has a Warning lights Page


Ever had a light pop up on your dashboard not knowing what it is for? These warning lights are your Volkswagens way of communicating with you on what her condition is and what is happening internally.

It is crucial that you know your Volkswagen better and that is why we have developed a warning lights page just for you. 

Click on the image on the right to view the page.

You can click on each warning light and it will give you a full description as well as a questionnaire with helpful tips in case of emergency.



Thai Beef Stew with Lemongrass and Noodles



Since it is winter and we are always in need of something to keep us warm we added a delicious recipe for Thai Beef Stew.

Send us your comments via Facebook. We would love to know what you think about this dish.



Kind regards,

Mossel Bay Volkswagen


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