Barons Western Cape VW Polo / VW Polo Vivo Launch Competition Rules




  1. This Competition is organised by Barloworld Motor Retail South Africa, a Division of Barloworld South Africa (Proprietary) Limited trading as Barons Bellville, Barons Cape Town, Barons N1 City and Barons Tokai respectively (herein after jointly referred to as “the Promoter”).


  1. By entering the Competition, all participants and winners agree to be bound by the rules set out below.


  1. A copy of the Competition rules will be available from 9 February 2018 to 28 February 2018 on the Barons website ( and at the premises of the participating dealerships as referred to in paragraph 1 above.


  1. The Competition is open to permanent residents of South Africa except any person who is at the date of publication hereof:


  • A director, member, partner, employee, agent or consultant to the Promoter (or any of its subsidiaries or holding companies or any subsidiaries of its holding companies) or any other person who directly or indirectly controls or is controlled by the Promoter;


  • A spouse, life partner, immediate family member (including but not limited to parent, child, brother or sister), business partner or associate of any of the persons specified in 4.1 above;


  • A director, member, partner, employee, agent of or consultant to Volkswagen South Africa (Proprietary) Limited (herein after referred to as “VW SA”) (or any of its subsidiaries or holding companies or any subsidiaries of its holding companies or any other person who directly or indirectly controls or is controlled by VW SA;


  • A spouse, life partner, immediate family member (including but not limited to parent, child, brother or sister), business partner or associate of any of the persons specified in 4.3 above;


  • A marketing service provider of this Competition;


  • Under the age of 18 years.


  1. The Competition commences on 10 February 2018 at 00h00 SAST and ends on 28 February 2018 at 23h59 SAST (both days inclusive).


  1. There is 1 (one) prize in the Competition, consisting of R50,000.


  1. The winner will be announced on 5 March 2018 on the Barons website (


  1. To participate in the Competition, participants must purchase and take delivery of any new 2018 VW Polo Hatch model (i.e. Polo Trendline, Comfortline or Highline) from any of the participating dealerships as referred to in paragraph 1 above between 10 February 2018 and 28 February 2018. Fleet customer purchases do not qualify for entry into the Competition and accordingly only retail customer purchases are eligible for entry into the Competition.  To qualify for entry into the Competition, participants must take delivery of the vehicle by 28 February 2018. Multiple entries are permitted and every vehicle purchased qualifies as 1 (one) entry subject to the aforementioned participation requirements being met.  Only invoice numbers from purchases made during the aforementioned Competition period will be considered. The prize will be awarded to the person in whose name the vehicle is registered.


  1. The winner will be determined by way of a random draw conducted by a representative/s of the Promoter to take place on 2 March 2018. All entries meeting the participation requirements referred to in paragraph 8 above will be eligible for entry into the draw.  The prize will be awarded to the first entry drawn that meets the specified participation requirements.  To qualify for entry into the draw, the vehicle must be purchased and taken delivery of by the Competition closing date.


  1. The prize winner will be notified via e-mail and / or SMS and / or telephone.  The potential winner may be required to provide a copy of his / her identity document to a representative of the Promoter for the purposes of verifying his / her identify.  Personal information will be taken, where necessary, from all entries received but shall be limited to those details reasonably necessary for the administration of the Competition and all participants and the winner, as the case may be, thereby consent to the processing of their personal information and storing of such information on the Promoter’s database.  This information may be shared with any other third parties reasonably involved in the Competition without liability to the Promoter, VW SA or such third parties. The Promoter undertakes not to disclose any of the participants’ and prize winner’s personal information other than for the declared purpose, unless required to do so by a court of law or under any applicable legislation.


  1. A potential prize winner is not an actual winner until his / her submission is validated and his / her documents are completed and submitted to the Promoter. Should the winner be found not to have complied with these rules, he / she will be automatically disqualified and forfeit the prize, and selection of a replacement winner shall take place and shall be selected in the same manner as the first winner was chosen.


  1. All participants and winners, as the case may be, indemnify the Promoter, VW SA, a marketing service provider of this Competition, their subsidiaries, holding companies and any subsidiaries of their holding companies (including their directors, employees, members, independent contractors, agents, consultants, sub-contractors and representatives) against any and all loss / damages that may be sustained directly / indirectly arising out of / pursuant to this Competition or resulting from the acceptance of and / or possession of and / or use of the prize on offer, including but not limited to loss / damages arising out of / pursuant to personal injury, death, property damage and claims based on publicity rights, defamation and / or invasion of privacy unless due to the negligence of the Promoter, VW SA or marketing service provider of this Competition.


  1. The Promoter will endeavor to contact the prize winner once every day for 5 (five) consecutive working days after drawing his / her entry. If the Promoter is unable to reach the winner for whatsoever reason during the period, the prize will be forfeited and selection of a replacement winner shall take place and shall be selected in the same manner as the first winner was chosen.


  1. Following successful notification by the Promoter in accordance with paragraph 10 above, the Promoter will arrange a congratulatory ceremony at a suitable date and time at the participating dealership from where the vehicle was purchased where after the prize will be paid to the prize winner by way of an electronic fund transfer 7 (seven) days thereafter and following completion of any relevant checks required by law.


  1. The prize is strictly not transferable and may only be awarded to the person named as the winner. No substitution, credit alternative or assignment of the prize is permitted.  The Promoter is not liable for any defect in the prize.  The Promoter of the Competition reserves the right to substitute the prize with any other prize of comparable or greater commercial value for any reason if the specified prize becomes unavailable.


  1. The Promoter is in no way liable for the reproduction or indirect access via third party web sites or home page access or where any reproduction of the information relating to the Competition misstates or omits any of the information or terms and conditions connected with the Competition.


  1. The Promoter may require the winner to be identified, photographed and published in printed media or to participate in any marketing activities or be present when the draw takes place or when the winner is announced. The winner will be given the opportunity to decline the publication of his / her image and participation in the Promoter’s marketing material in so far as it relates to the Competition.


  1. Promotional materials form part of the Competition rules.


  1. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

We are proud and excited to announce that we have teamed up with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Barons Volkswagen, a Division of Barloworld Group, who will be providing support vehicles for this year’s Unogwaja Challenge.


The Challenge, now entering its fifth year, will set out on 21st May at 04h30 from the Tsogo Sun Southern Sun Waterfront hotel in Cape Town. Eleven cyclists, brought together from all over South Africa and the world, will cycle to Pietermaritzburg over the ten days preceding the Comrades Marathon, and then run the world’s oldest and largest ultramarathon from Durban the very next day, 31st May.


If you’re wondering where this idea to cycle over 1700km to and then run the iconic 90km ultramarathon originated, it is a tribute to Phil Masterton-Smith, nicknamed ‘Unogwaja’ or ‘Hare’ in Zulu. Phil, the youngest ever Comrades winner, completed this feat in 1933 when he could not afford the train fare to get to the start of the Comrades.


This demonstration of one man’s determination and commitment has inspired a movement that seeks to nourish hope and facilitate empowerment in South Africa: The Unogwaja Challenge. The primary focus of this unique biathlon is raising funds for chosen charities.


Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Barons Volkswagen Group based in the Western Cape, Gauteng,  and KwaZulu-Natal will provide six vehicles for the 2015 journey, four Amarok Double Cabs, a Transporter Crew Bus and Transporter Panel Van.


John McInroy, founding member of Unogwaja, says of this partnership: “This is massive for our journey and could not have come at a better time. Not only do we have six top-class vehicles which will help us significantly on the road, but we have formed a meaningful partnership with one of the most forward-thinking brands in our country who believe and support  our vision.  I could not be more excited. The greatest way we can show our gratitude to Volkswagen and Barons is through progressing the impact of our mission: to be the agents of hope and meaningful change in our beautiful country.”


Last year the Unogwaja Challenge raised over a R1,2 million for charity and this year have set the target at an ambitious R2 million. Learn more at


Jaco Steenekamp, General Manager: Sales and Marketing of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles said, “The responsibility for positive change lies with each and every one of us and it can only be realized through determined action any way we can. Volkswagen has always been about People, and our Commercial Vehicles specifically are always up for a tough challenge so partnership with the Unogwaja Challenge is a perfect fit.”


Brett Rowlands, Franchise Executive at Barloworld Motor Retail responsible for Barons in the Western Cape, mirrors these sentiments: “Barons  prides itself on being ‘The Volkswagen People’ so this remarkable story resonates with our company values. We are looking forward to supporting John and his team during this inspirational journey and to enable them to focus their energies on their important social mission.”


As an initiative that spans the globe, Unogwaja is excited to have such great Global and South African brands as Volkswagen, Barloworld and Barons stand up and get behind it.



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For further info, including interviews with John McInroy, Jaco Steenekamp and Brett Rowlands please contact Danielle

The modern obsession automotive manufacturers have developed with fuel efficiency in recent years has led to massive improvements in fuel economy figures and CO2 emissions across all fields. Automotive technology, which was once benchmarked by performance and power, is now measure in equal measure by efficiency.

At the cutting edge of this wave is Volkswagen with its BlueMotion Golf. BlueMotion is a regenerative braking technology and auto stop/start system you’ll find on all Volkswagens carrying the BlueMotion badge, but it is also the flagship Golf 7 in Volkswagens fleet when it comes to efficiency.

The previous generation Golf 6 BlueMotion was lauded for its fuel economy, now the Golf 7 1.6-litre TDI is capable, Volkswagen say, of returning a fuel economy figure of 3.2 L/100 km (in ideal conditions of course) on the combined cycle. And a CO2 figure of 85 g/km.

The Golf BlueMotion was previewed in Concept form in Paris last year and it was shown off again, but now in full production guise, in Geneva last month. By returning 3.2 L/100 km the Golf BlueMotion is now better than Volkswagen’s own three-cylinder Polo BlueMotion from 2010.

The Golf has a 50 litre tank and a theoretical range of 1 500 km. Providing power to the wheels is an 82 kW 1.6-litre TDI engine from the new EA288 family. The 16-valve engine delivers 250 Nm of torque as well.

Various weight saving measures (it’s now 63 kg lighter), engine tweaks (reduced engine friction), super low rolling resistance tyres, longer gear ratios in the manual transmission and specific aerodynamic modifications (amounting to 10% less drag) are to thank for the remarkable fuel efficiency.

The roof spoiler, lateral air guide elements on the rear window, a masked front grille and a 15 mm lower ride height all add up in this regard. This proves that sportiness and efficiency are in many ways grounded on both sides of the same coin.

Even if we take away the usual 15% discrepancy to get a figure more akin to real world driving, the Golf 7 BlueMotion is still near to the 4.5 L/100 km mark on the combined economy cycle and that is very impressive.