Volkswagen India has launched the Vento facelift with 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox in a price range of Rs. 7.44 - 10.94 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new Vento sedan also gets a 1.5L diesel motor which replaces the existing 1.6L motor. The DSG automatic transmission would be offered with both petrol and diesel guises.
The new Vento has an array of cosmetic changes both inside and outside. The new sedan boasts redesigned headlamps, tweaked front bumper and an all new set of 15-inch alloys. At the rear, it gets an updated tail lamp cluster along with a refreshed bumper. Inside the cabin, the Vento facelift has a new flat-bottomed three-spoke steering wheel which is sourced directly from the Polo hatchback. The new version of Vento comes with piano-black finish which seems quite premium and up-market. Also, it gets audio and telephonic controls as standard feature. The centre console gets silver finishing in contrast to the black. Some of the contemporary features inside the cabin are automatic climate control, speed sensing door locks, and steering-mounted audio controls.
The biggest change or upgrade, as we all have been talking about, comes in the form of a 1.5L diesel motor which takes over from the phased out 1.6L mill. This smaller yet powerful engine made its debut with the updated Polo hatchback couple of months back. It has the ability to generate a maximum power of 103 bhp and peak torque of 250Nm. It is mated with a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox, which makes it only the second sedan in its league to have an automatic diesel variant, after the Hyundai Verna. It is also paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The petrol variants come with two different engines - 1.2L turbocharged engine and 1.6L MPI engine. Both these make 103 bhp of top power while the torque performance by the 1.2L engine, which is paired with the DSG gearbox is 175Nm; the heavier 1.6L engine delivers a torque performance of 153Nm, while being coupled with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Below are the variant wise pricing of the entire Vento range:
Vento 1.6 MPI Petrol MT in Trendline, Comfortline and Highline variants – Rs. 7.44 - 8.87 Lakhs.
Vento 1.2 TSI Petrol AT (7-speed DSG) in Comfortline and Highline variants – Rs. 9.35 - 9.92 Lakhs
Vento 1.5 TDI MT in Trendline, Comfortline and Highline variants – Rs. 8.57 - 9.90 Lakhs
Vento 1.5 TDI AT (7-speed DSG) in Comfortline and Highline variants – Rs. 10.49 - 10.94 Lakhs