The Volkswagen Vento Sport is here, as a new rival to the Honda City-Maruti Ciaz-Hyundai Verna

The Volkswagen Vento Sport is here, as a new rival to the Honda City-Maruti Ciaz-Hyundai Verna

While the world has moved on to the MQB Polo and Vento (Virtus), Volkswagen India continues to launch updated versions of the PQ25 Polo and Vento in the Indian market. The latest update is to the Vento, and is called the Vento Sport. The car has already reached Volkswagen India’s website and is soon expected to make an appearance at dealerships around the country. While prices are yet to be revealed, stylistic details of the car including design changes are now out in the open.

So far as design tweaks go, the Vento Sport gets a carbon-fibre finish for the wing mirrors, a chromed ‘Sport’ badge on the front fenders, an all-black roof wrap, 16-inch Portago alloy wheels, black side foils and a rear spoiler finished in glossy black. Under the hood, expect to see the 1.5 liter TDI turbocharged diesel engine with 108 Bhp-250 Nm and the 1.2 liter TSI turbocharged petrol engine with 104 Bhp and 175 Nm.

The diesel engine is likely to continue with 5 speed manual and 7 speed twin clutch DSG automatic gearbox options while the petrol engine will only get the latter gearbox. This is currently the same set-ups both engines come with on the Vento. On the Vento Sport model, Volkswagen may not offer the 1.6 liter MPI petrol engine.

In terms of other features, expect the Vento Sport to fully loaded. The released pictures of the car reveal LED headlamps and LED daytime running lamps indicating that the new variant is likely to be based on the top-end trim. What this means is chromed interior touches on the dashboard and doors, art leather seats, electrically adjustable wing mirrors with retracting function, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob, a touchscreen infotainment system and a rear parking camera. Prices of the car are yet to be announced. Watch this space for an update when the Vento Sport’s pricing is announced.


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