Volkswagen Vento Overview
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 On road price starts from 8,17,554/-. Check for price details of Volkswagen Vento in CarzPrice.
Volkswagen Vento Design
Volkswagen Vento has evolved from the Polo platform and the car has been oftentimes introduced to Indian customers as the Polo sedan. As such, design cues are strikingly similar to the Polo models, and at least the front end definitely gives the unmistakable impression of being a Polo hatch. Only a sideways look allows you to know that the car has been stretched after the B-pillar to convert it into a sedan.
The car has been modelled in a seamless flow right from the bonnet to the boot. Clear crisp lines run along the body contours giving it a tough yet classy statement of its own.
The car’s overall design has been well-designed with crisp outlines and the three box piece has been well-balanced to give an attractive sleek look. For a change, the boot does not share similar the opening as a VW Polo and Skoda Fabia model where you open the boot lid by depressing the brand logo.
Highline model bears discreet chrome accents which are also present around the fog lamps as well the front grille. Highline variant also bears body door coloured door handles and mirrors while the mid-variant Trendline gets only solid colours for the body.
Volkswagen Vento Cabin
Talking about extra space and interior on the previous paragraph the dashboard received some new color theme which comes in the form of new Walnut Desert beige on the lower half of the dash while the top half has been finished in Piano Black which definitely looks good. While talking about rest of the interior well! Quite honestly nothing has changed much. The Vento still carries that same old flat bottomed steering wheel, while the dashboard also comes with a cooled glovebox which really comes handy.
Unfortunately the Vento comes with a comes with the conventional entertainment system while its rivals has moved to the touchscreen infotainments era. For the comfort of the rear passengers the Vento also gets rear AC vents and also space max technology which actually allows the rear passengers to adjusts the front seats (Co Driver) from the rear only making more leg room. The car also comes with a cruise control for easy drivability option. The rest of the features includes auto folding mirrors and an external boot release.
Volkswagen Vento Engine
According to VW, the new Volkswagen Vento has a 7% more efficiency in fuel consumption, making it more competitive. We drove the Diesel – TDI with the 7-speed DSG (Auto) and the car again impressed us as it retains the same virtues of being a responsive and spirited performer. The gearbox though, has a certain initial lag. Also, what was noticed was that on releasing the brakes (in Drive mode), the car leaps ahead suddenly (forward or reverse) and one needs to be careful, especially in bumper to bumper driving situations.The suspension setup remains the same, offering a pliant ride and good overall composure, which is certainly a highlight of the Volkswagen Vento.
Volkswagen Vento Driving
The Volkswagen has always been a well sprung sedan. The ride quality is definitely one of the biggest virtues the 2015 Volkswagen Vento has inherited from its forbearer. With McPherson Strut in front the semi-independent trailing arm suspension is tuned on the firmer side, while the high profile 15-inch tyres makes the Vento marches over bad roads and practically glides over the tarmac.
Thanks to this setup and a precise and communicative steering, the 2015 Vento facelift has an absolute fun to drive dynamics. While negotiating turns it’s never fidgety, never loses it poise and is never unpredictable. This really boosts the driver’s confidence, making the Vento an obvious pick among its rivals.
Volkswagen Vento Safety
Safety elements are up to the mark in this upgraded Vento. In the entry level models, you will find aspects like dual front airbags, three point seat belts that are height adjustable at front, and electronic engine immobilizer with floating code. The rear parking sensors does the job of alerting the driver about any obstacle through audible signals, while the front and rear adjustable head restraints offers support and protection to your neck. Whereas the mid and top spec variants additionally gets hill hold control, and power windows with pinch guard function on all doors. Besides these, the advanced attributes like anti lock braking system as well as electronic stabilization program takes the security standards to next level. View offers on Volkswagen Cars from Volkswagen dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop
Volkswagen Vento Cost
Volkswagen Vento Ex-Showroom Price in India ranges from 8,17,554/- (Vento 1.6 Trendline Petrol) to 13,92,000/- (Vento Highline Plus Sport Diesel). Get best offers for Volkswagen Vento from Volkswagen Dealers in India
Volkswagen Vento Verdict
The Vento has always been a pretty good vehicle and this update just makes it better. The sedan excels when it comes to looks, interiors, driving feel and a lot more. It only loses out due to its poor service network and the slightly high cost of spare parts and maintenance as compared to rivals. Volkswagen also has a not-so-good perception when it comes to reliability. The DSG transmission really rocks and trumps over any other automatic available in this segment. You should definitely consider the 2015 Vento if you prefer build quality, handling and the quick tranny over better resale value and slightly cheaper service costs that rivals offer.