Volkswagen Vento has been one of a stead seller in the midsize sedan segment. So far, this year, the Vento has sold almost as many units as the Honda City, with only the Hyundai Verna selling significantly more. So what are the features and gadgets that make Vento such a good buy?
The Vento is a well built car that was developed based on the Polo hatchback. The Vento comes with a host of interesting gadgets and features that make it a driver-friendly car too. Here we take a look at the top trim Vento Highline variant.
Dashboard: The Vento has a simple yet elegant dashboard. The premium plastic quality and sturdiness makes you feel it will last forever. The grey-beige dual tone interior gives an airy feel inside the cabin. The light- colored seat fabrics enhance the Vento’s aesthetics. Chromes on the steering wheel and gear knobs are subtle, yet enriching.
Steering Wheel: The Vento’s three spoke steering wheel is great to hold and very comfortable to turn, thanks to its chunky design. The steering wheel is adjustable for both reach and rake. Hence, finding the perfect driving position is quite easy in Vento. It would have been great if Vento had audio mounted controls on the steering wheel.
Spacious Interiors: The front seats are very supportive with good under thigh and lumbar support. The driver seat has height adjust which makes it easy to find a comfortable driving position for people of different heights and sizes. Both the front and rear seats have a central armrest. The front seat arm rest even has a small storage space in it!
Safety: The Vento has dual airbags, 3-point seatbelts and ABS for safety. The ultra high-strength steel frame and its tough-built structure reassure its safety. Anti-pinch protection in all four windows is another safety technology that Vento is equipped with. The Anti-pinch technology protects you in case your arm is resting along the seam.
In Car Entertainment: The music system on the Vento can play CDs, MP3 and WMA files. However, the music system doesn’t get AUX/USB ports. The automatic climate control system is placed below the music system and is a little intruding.
Smart features: The Vento has three cup holders; two below the automatic climate control system and one below the rear AC vent. The outside mirrors are electronically adjustable via a knob located on the driver-side door. The front seats can be adjusted by the rear occupants via a convenient lever. The Vento has sophisticated anti-theft alarm features interior surveillance, which along with the electronic immobilizer, protects the Vento from theft.
Boot space: The Vento has 480 litres of boot space. The boot is deep and can easily swallow your luggage. But the wheel wells intrude into the luggage area. The rear seats are fixed and will not allow you to extend the boot space occasionally.
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