The budget car market has been dominated by the Oriental manufacturers with an European attempt or two thrown in for good measure, but not to the point of complete market dominance. But the king of the small car, Volkswagen looks set to break the market wide open. The icon of the small car market, the Volkswagen Golf, in its various forms from original to Citi, has come to the end of its manufacturing run. The car first entered the South African market way back in the Seventies as a replacement for the car of last century, the Volkswagen Beetle. Manufacture of the beetle still continued deep into the Nineties, but it was mostly confined to a market that still needed it. Here in South Africa the Golf was the car to have. With the introduction of the original Golf GTi, a new standard was set in small performance motoring. Now Volkswagen is going to attempt to recreate the same aura of passion and style in the small car segment. Enter the Polo Vivo, the new Volkswagen Supermini. The entry level Polo is soon to be available in South Africa. It will be available in both a two and four door option. Prices range from R101 500 to R150 800. It will be available as both a hatch and a saloon.