Volkswagen Vento Performance & Test Drive

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.

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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. For information on contact details of Volkswagen car dealers in Hyderabad

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 Ride & Handling

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 & 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. 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 Price

Volkswagen Vento Ex-Showroom Price in Bangalore 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 Bangalore  Check for Vento price in Bangalore

Volkswagen Vento Bottomline

The Volkswagen Vento was always a competitive car in the C+ segment, having some unparalleled virtues. These virtues like a robust build, good ride and handling and a responsive engine are still retained and in addition it gets some features that are now desired by customers in this segment.

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