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  • November 9, 2018

Volkswagen Vento Engine & Performance

Volkswagen Vento Overview

Over the past few years, German car maker Volkswagen has carved a niche for itself in the Indian market by delivering excellent quality in its vehicles. Despite being a pretty high-end brand to be a mass seller, the company has created its own fan following. One of the models that have contributed to its success is the Volkswagen Vento Рthe mid-sized sedan. Good looking, efficient and high quality in terms of performance, Vento has done well while remaining in a highly competitive segment. It competes with the likes of Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Ford Fiesta. View offers & discounts on Volkswagen Cars from Volkswagen dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop

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Volkswagen Vento Exterior &Style

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 & 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 & Transmission

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

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.

Volkswagen Vento Price in Chennai

Volkswagen Vento Ex-Showroom Price in Chennai ranges from 8,17,972/- (Vento 1.6 Trendline Petrol) to 13,87,234/- (Vento Highline Plus Sport Diesel). Get best offers for Volkswagen Vento from Volkswagen Dealers in Chennai. Check for Vento price in Chennai at Carzprice

Volkswagen Vento Conclusion

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.


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