Volkswagen Vento Overview
German car major Volkswagen’s Indian wing has launched the new refreshed 2015 Vento facelift. In its new facelift version, the quality sedan gets more stylish with a refreshed look. The Vento gets mainly cosmetic updates, and the most noticeable change is on its front face which comes in the form of new chrome grille borrowed from the new 2015 Jetta and new Passat. This stunning German sedan now comes with refreshed exterior and interior design and is available in the Indian car market in both petrol and diesel versions. The Volkswagen Vento is offered a wide choice of ten model trims. While there are no mechanical changes in the vehicle, it has been tuned to offer an enhanced fuel efficiency of up to 7.5 percent, is another welcome update. View offers & discounts on Volkswagen Cars from Volkswagen dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop
Volkswagen Vento Exterior & Look
The Vento has always been known for its understated appeal. This sedan is preferred by all those who like minimalist styling. The front of the Vento looks premium while the side profile is pretty much simple without any overload of lines. The rear again has a very simple design. The previous Vento came with circular fog lamps while the facelift now gets rectangular lamps. The fog lamps also have an integrated cornering light function which comes in quite useful on dark corners or even tight ghat sections.
The cosmetic changes that appear on the 2015 Vento include a new bonnet, new bumper, new grille, redesigned front airdam, chrome strip on the front and rear bumpers, door handles with chrome trims, electrically folding ORVMs with LED indicators, new tail lights, chrome garnish on boot lid, chrome exhaust tip and a soft touch release button for the boot. We think Volkswagen has done a splendid job with this update and there seems to be no reason to complain.
Volkswagen Vento Interior & Comfort
While the headlamps of the Volkswagen Vento remain the same, the round fog lamps are replaced by new ones with integrated cornering lamps. New alloy wheels, borrowed from the Polo look neat. The rear view mirrors now come with LED turn indicators and also are electrically foldable. Tails lamps have new internals that make it look smart. There is a new chrome lining on the boot, to make it look premium and a new rear bumper with chrome inserts and reflectors.DSC02835
Another addition is a soft touch release button on the boot, in addition to the earlier release buttons in the cabin and on the remote. The door handles also get a dash of chrome on the top portion. A new interior colour theme which VW calls the ‘Walnut Desert Beige’ welcomes you inside.
The layout remains the same. It finds some welcome features like cruise control, a cooled glovebox, which was always spacious. I personally liked is the new dead pedal, which goes a long way in improving driving comfort.
Volkswagen Vento Engine & Transmission
The Volkswagen Vento comes with a 1598cc, 4 Cylinder, 8 Valve engine in both petrol and diesel, delivering a maximum power of 105 bhp in both and maximum Torque of 255 Nm in diesel version and 153NM in Petrol.The standard Vento Gearbox is a 5-speed manual gearbox and the engine features a 4-valve head along with double overhead camshaft. In petrol version, there is an automatic transmission available with a 6 speed box in the Highline variant. The claimed fuel efficiency of 15KMPL in petrol and 20KMPL in diesel for 1.6 Litre engine is quite impressive.
All in all, the Vento comes in 7 variants in which Trendline, trendline metallic and Highline are common for both petrol and diesel variants . Additionally, the petrol version has Automatic transmission version in Highline variant. The car is packed with several active and passive safety features like advanced high chassis, side airbags, rigid body shell, five three-point seat belts, ABS, and EBD. The diesel and petrol Vento compete with a number of models in their class. The below table gives a comparison with prominent competitors and their respective top end models.
Volkswagen cars come with style and luxury that are driven by performance oriented engines. This means Volkswagen Vento is a good addition in entry level sedan segment. The car has lot of leg room as not an inch of space has been wasted inside and out. One of the shortcomings we could state, is that the dashboard could have been made more impressive.From comparison it can be concluded that Vento is in par with other competitor models and the main strength of Vento is its German quality and sense of newness.
Volkswagen Vento Driving Dynamics
The Vento has always been known for its dynamic capabilities. It is a very involving car to drive. Handling is amazing and ride quality is good too. The suspension set-up is slightly stiff but it helps negate body roll. The sedan comes with Apollo Alnac tyres and these offer superior levels of grip on various types of road surfaces. The Vento moves over bad roads with ease but at slightly high speeds, it does feel a little unsettled. The steering feels good and gives you lots of confidence and braking is also very sharp.
Volkswagen Vento Safety & Security
The Volkswagen Vento comes with two airbags and ABS. The vehicle has strong build quality and the cabin feels like a safe and assuring place to be in. Talking about after-sales service, Volkswagen doesn’t really excel much in this department. The company really lags behind its rivals by a huge margin when it comes to after-sales. There have been numerous complaints about Volkswagen giving sub-standard levels of service while the company’s service network is also not as widespread as rivals. However, the German carmaker is expanding its reach across the country. They currently have around 118 dealerships across 100 cities in India.
Volkswagen Vento Price in Bangalore
Volkswagen Vento Ex-Showroom Price in Bangalore ranges from 8,18,382/- (Vento 1.6 Trendline Petrol) to 13,87,234/- (Vento DSG Highline Plus Sport Petrol). Get best offers for Volkswagen Vento from Volkswagen Dealers in Bangalore. Check for Vento price in Bangalore at Carzprice
Volkswagen Vento Bottomline
The Volkswagen vento surely is one worthy car to take on its competitor but it surely does lacks some of the modern amenities that its rivals provides take the touchscreen infotainment system as an example. But what it does provide is surely an impressive engine lineup with two petrol and diesel engine options which are not only fuel efficient but also comes with an automatic gearbox as well.