Volkswagen Vento has received an updated 1.5 litre diesel unit tuned to produce higher power output. This is the same engine that powers Ameo diesel and Skoda Rapid facelift. Featuring a larger turbocharger, the updated 1.5 litre TDI engine develops 108bhp as against the previous 103bhp. Other than this, Vento also gets a new paint shade-Silk Blue to the line-up.
Volkswagen Vento was introduced in India during the early years after the German brand started operation in India in 2007. The sedan has undergone multiple changes since then and was lately tweaked, featuring a string of high-end new equipment. Vento line-up is available with a choice of three engines including two petrol and one diesel units, mated to a manual gearbox with an option for a DSG tranny.
Volkswagen Vento Exterior
The sleek looking sedan now appears notably larger courtesy the cosmetic upgrades made to the sedan lately. Front profile features a three-slat chrome grille, redesigned headlamps and air-dams on lower bumper with integrated fog lamps. Side of the sedan is a tad mundane and the rear end is pretty impressive with large body coloured bumper and LED-pattern like tail lamps.
Volkswagen Vento Interior
The colour scheme has changed inside and a host of new equipment has been added. What needs a mention here is the quality of material used and the simple yet chic design of dashboard. The central console is not feature clad which imparts a neat look.
Volkswagen Vento Engine Specifications & Transmission
Petrol powered Vento gets a choice between 1.6 litre, four cylinder, MPI and 1.2 litre, four cylinder TSI unit. The petrol engine is good for 103bhp and 175Nm torque and the updated diesel unit produces 108bhp along with 250Nm of peak torque. Transmission choices available on the Vento range include a five-speed manual and 7-speed DSG automatic unit.
Volkswagen Vento Features
On the outside Vento gets key elements like halogen headlamps, chrome grille, 3D tail lamps and ORVMs with turn indicators. Cabin packs in a sporty flat-bottom steering wheel, leather wrapped gearshift knob, premium upholstery, cooled glove-box, multiple storage points, 12V power socket and foot-well lights.
Volkswagen Vento Performance & Mileage
The petrol manual variant delivers 16.09km/l as opposed to the automatic trim which claims to return 18.19km/l. Diesel powered Vento promises an impressive fuel economy of 21.50km/l.
Volkswagen Vento Accessories & Infotainment
A touchscreen infotainment system, voice command, SMS viewer, MirrorLink and steering mounted audio & Bluetooth controls are available exclusively on the range topping variant. Rest of the trims get CD/MP3 player, USB, AUX-in, SD card input, Bluetooth connectivity for mobile phones and phonebook sync etc.
Volkswagen Vento Braking & Handling
Braking force comes from ventilated disc brakes in front axle and drum brakes at rear axle.
Volkswagen Vento Safety & Security
Primary safety equipment including dual front airbags, ABS, height adjustable head restraints in front & rear, electronic engine immobilizer, auto dimming IRVM, 3-point height adjustable seat belts in front & rear, rear fog lamp, front fog lamp with cornering lights and power windows with pinch guard function on all doors are available on the sedan. The DSG variants get some additional features like electronic stabilization programme and hill hold control.
Volkswagen Vento Comfort & Convenience
Vento is loaded with plethora of comfort features like cruise control, automatic rain-sensing wipers, automatic air-conditioner with rear ac vents, rear parking sensors, height adjuster for driver’s seat, speed sensing electronic power steering, rear defogger, remote controlled central locking, power windows with one touch operation, electronically adjustable & foldable ORVMs, multi-function display, speed sensing auto door lock and spacemax seat adjustment to name a few.
Volkswagen Vento Wheels & Tyres
The top end variant gets R15 alloy wheels while the rest of the line-up comes with full wheel covers.
Volkswagen Vento Competition
Volkswagen Vento faces stiff competition from Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna primarily in the mid-size sedan segment.