Volkswagen Vento Overview

The C-segment has been witnessing a very thorough and intense battle since the past few years. The Honda City has always reigned the market but Hyundai followed up closely with the Verna which did manage to overtake the former in sales. With the fourth generation City in the market, the battle grew even more interesting. Maruti then dropped a bomb by launching the Ciaz which sold in great numbers for the first couple of months and then sales dipped down slightly and settled at number two position in the segment. The Volkswagen Vento is a very worthy contender in this segment but unfortunately it didn’t really sell as much as its rivals thanks to a lot of reasons like poor after-sales perceptions, limited features, etc. Now, the German auto giant has updated the Vento again and it comes across as a very good package and it might just hit it off with buyers in this segment. View offers on Volkswagen Cars from Volkswagen dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop

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Volkswagen Vento Exterior & style

Is it true that all Volkswagen cars looks the same and have almost same design cues perhaps its true, take a look at this new Vento and you will realize that it looks almost the same but what Volkswagen has done is that they have added some fresh new elements to the sedan which actually has give this new sedan a new league of life.

Towards the front the Vento has typical 3 slat Volkswagen grille with the logo on it while the front bumper now has been added with Chrome slats. The front headlamps too receieved some significant updates as well lastly talking about lights the fog lamps also loks slimmer than the old ones and is helpful specially during turns. The side profile of the sedan remains completely unchanged the rear fortunately received some bling which came in the form of a new slim chrome strip on the rear boot and also on the rear bumper.

Overall the Volkswagen Vento looks more like a elongated Polo and why not it even shares some of its components with it including the platform but because of the enhanced platform the Vento rear passengers can also enjoy the extra amount of space.

Volkswagen Vento Interior & Space

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 & Gearbox

The new Vento comes with an option of three engine options which includes 2 petrol engine option and 1 diesel engine options which also by the way gets the DSG gearbox.

The petrol variant comes with a 1.6 Litre naturally aspirated, multi point fuel injection, this engine is capable of producing about 105 Ps of peak power at 5250 rpm and 153 Nm of torque at 3800 rpm while the other petrol engine is a 1.2 Litre Turbocharged, direct injection petrol engine which is capable of producing about 105 Ps at 500 rpm and 175 Nm of peak torque in between 1500-4100 rpm. Both these engines are mated to a manual gearbox but there is also a DSG gearbox available with the 1.2 Litre unit.

The Vento diesel variant is powered by a 1.5 TDI Turbocharged, Common rail direct injection unit which is capable of producing about 105 ps of peak power at 4400 rpm and an impressive 250 Nm of torque in between 1500-2500 rpm. The diesel engine has been mated to a manual as well as DSG gearbox.

According to Volkswagen both the petrol engines fuel efficiency has been improved by almost 7 percent. The 1.2-liter TSI is claimed to return about 18.19 km/l which is about 1.26 km/l more while the 1.5-liter TDI promises to return 20.64 km/l for the MT variant and 21.5 km/l for the DSG variant which is almost 0.3 km/l and 0.29 km/l more respectively.

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 Braking & Safety

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. 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 Cost 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.

 

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