Volkswagen plans to provide a facelift to its existing model of the Vento. With the competition launching fresher versions, the company too plans to revamp its models. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen India, has confirmed to IAB that the company is working on changing the car’s appearance. “We are working on, obviously, some changes in the appearance of the car,” Knapp said.
The company will completely redesign the new vehicle in a couple of years, but for now they are aiming to keep up with its competitors by launching the facelifted Vento. Rendering artist Shoeb Kalania has worked on a render that shows the facelifted Volkswagen Vento in its best possible look. The render shows a new front taken directly from the sixth gen Polo.
It packs in a low-profile grille layout, full-LED headlamps and a redesigned bumper with more pronounced contours. It also features reshaped fog lights and cornering lights. The updated car also flaunts new machined alloy wheels. Some interior changes might also be on the cards. Volkswagen may introduce a revised instrument cluster, and an upgraded infotainment system along with new upholstery. The overall design and layout are likely to remain as is.
The Volkswagen Vento currently comes with three engine options – 1.6 MPI, 1.2 TSI, and 1.5 TDI. These engine options will be carried over on the facelifted model as well. The 1.6-litre MPI engine is a naturally aspirated petrol motor that produces 105 PS and 153 Nm of torque. The 1.2-litre TSI is a turbocharged petrol unit that develops 105 PS and 175 Nm of torque and the 1.5-litre TDI is a turbocharged diesel unit that delivers 110 PS and 250 Nm of torque.
Both types of transmission options are available, a 5-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. The car is expected to be launched by 2019. Also, expect Volkswagen to maintain the same clever pricing strategy. It now remains to be seen how it fares against the competition.