Volkswagen India’s facelifted Vento Sedan has now been revealed. The car has begun reaching dealerships ahead of its 24th September launch. The new Vento gains the Polo Facelift’s headlamps and the chrome treatment on the front bumper. On the inside, the only major change is the flat bottomed steering wheel, another feature seen on the Polo Facelift.
The Vento Diesel sedan gains major mechanical changes in the form of the 1.5 liter-4 cylinder TDI turbo diesel engine, which will be built in India, at Volkswagen’s Chakan factory from this year’s end, and a new 6 speed DSG dual clutch automatic gearbox. The Vento Diesel Automatic is likely to be sold in Comfortline and Highline trims.
The Vento Diesel Automatic promises to offer best in class performance as all other automatic C-Segment sedans sold in India, with the exception of the Vento TSI, feature less sporty transmissions. In terms of other changes, the Vento will gain a new, Toffee Brown Metallic paint job and a revised alloy wheel design.
That Volkswagen has gone easy on the exterior and interior changes on the Vento Facelift reflects the German automaker’s larger set of plans for the C-Segment sedan. In 2016, the automaker will launch a completely revised Vento, with a new top-hat design.
The 2016 Vento sedan will no longer look like the Polo hatchback, and will serve to heighten the differentiation between the entry level, big volume cars in Volkswagen’s India range. Until then though, the current facelift of the Vento will run its course in India, with exciting power train line ups.
Apart from the 1.5 liter TDI turbo diesel motor, the 1.2 liter-4 cylinder TSI turbo petrol and the 1.6 liter MPI naturally aspirated petrol motors are likely to be carried over. The 1.2 liter TSI motor will use a 7 speed DSG automatic gearbox and the 1.6 liter petrol motor will use a 5 speed manual transmission.
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