Volkswagen Polo Playa

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Volkswagen Polo Playa
Production 1996–2002
Body and chassis
Class Supermini
Body style 5-door hatchback
Layout FF layout
Platform Volkswagen Group A03
Related SEAT Ibiza Mk2
Predecessor None
Successor Polo Mk4

The Volkswagen Polo Playa is a supermini produced and sold in South Africa. From 1996 until 2002, it was a rebadged version of the SEAT Ibiza Mk2 five-door hatchback. A separate model, the Polo Mk3, was sold in most markets during this period - this model shared its mechanical components with the Ibiza and Playa, but in hatchback form, the body panels were all different. In 2002, it was replaced by the Polo Mk4, although the Polo Playa name was still used in South Africa for the Polo hatchback until 2006.

The name "playa" means beach in Spanish, which alludes to the fact that it's based on the Spanish SEAT Ibiza.

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