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Volkswagen Vento Overview

German car major Volkswagen’s Indian wing has launched the new refreshed 2015 Vento facelift. In its new facelift version, the quality sedan gets more stylish with a refreshed look. The Vento gets mainly cosmetic updates, and the most noticeable change is on its front face which comes in the form of new chrome grille borrowed from the new 2015 Jetta and new Passat. This stunning German sedan now comes with refreshed exterior and interior design and is available in the Indian car market in both petrol and diesel versions. The Volkswagen Vento is offered a wide choice of ten model trims. While there are no mechanical changes in the vehicle, it has been tuned to offer an enhanced fuel efficiency of up to 7.5 percent, is another welcome update. View offers on Volkswagen Cars from Volkswagen dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop

Volkswagen Vento Style

Volkswagen is about to launch another Vento facelift, and unlike the one eight months ago, this time around, it will be a more comprehensive one. Up front, the bumper is all-new, as are the horizontal, rectangular fog lamps that also get integrated cornering lights. The three-slat chrome grille is bigger and more in line with the facelifted Jetta, and even the bonnet has deeper creases. At the rear, the tail-lights are revised and the streaks on them are meant to mimic LED lighting. The new rear bumper makes the Vento look wider, and the new horizontal chrome bar across the tailgate makes it look more upmarket. In fact, keeping the Indian customer in mind, Volkswagen has added lot of chrome bits to the car – door handles, front and rear bumper garnish, tail-pipe housing and the one across the boot too.

Volkswagen Vento comes with many interesting updates to its exterior design. There are new striking styling elements which are enough impress buyers at a first glance. On its face there is a new chrome finished radiator grille with three slats, stylish headlights in black finish, body colored bumper with a wide airdam decorated with chrome strip and new fog lights. Its side looks flamboyant with body colored door handles with chrome strip, body hued wing mirrors with turn blinkers and brilliant Zirkonia alloy wheels (only for range topping model). The car’s rear design features new 3D effect tail lights and the boot lid comes with the company logo embossed on it. Additional chrome dose on the tailgate and exhaust pipe complete the classy look.

Volkswagen Vento Space

The refreshed sedan is endowed with beautiful interiors that offer a refreshing new look and feel to the vehicle on the inside. The 2015 Vento comes with a sophisticated dual tone color scheme accentuated with classy chrome trimmings. The car is done with high quality materials and scratch resistant superior plastic surfaces which definitely enhances the overall up-market appeal. There is premium ‘Cloud Titanschwarz’ fabric upholstery with a black interior theme for the Trendline mid range trims; and the higher Highline variants gets premium two-tone leatherette upholstery and ‘Walnut Desert Beige’ interior theme. The sedan offers a multi-function console and steering wheel, cooled glove box, leather wrapped gearshift and steering wheel, front and rear center armrest, 12V power socket, trunk illumination and much more.

As expected from a Volkswagen vehicle, the interiors of this car are pretty classy and full of utility features. The German car maker uses what it calls the Space Max technology, which maximises leg room at the back through adjustment of the co-driver’s seat from the back. Furthermore, the presence of dual air conditioner vents at the rear ensures complete comfort to users. The multifunctional console in this car facilitates connecting calls, listening to music and controlling functions. Steering mounted controls further enhance the comfort of passengers. Trunk illumination, rear doors with storage compartments and front centre console with 12V outlet are some of the other features in the interiors of Vento.

Volkswagen Vento Gearbox

India gets two engines – a 1.6-litre 105bhp petrol and a 1.6-litre 105bhp diesel. Both engines come with a 5-speed manual or you can opt for a six-speed auto in the spark ignition engine. They do the job, but don’t feel sporty or particularly quick. The Petrol motor for example makes its peak torque of 15.8kgm at 3800rpm, which means you need to work that gearlever quite a bit, especially when you want to overtake. It’s a motor that’s happy pootling around town and cruising at triple digit speeds, but when you want urge, there’s not much to call upon. And, when you rev it past 4000rpm, it gets quite vocal – there are smoother petrol motors around.

Opt for the automatic transmission and you’ll find it saps quite a bit of power. Because they wanted to keep costs down, the Vento gets a regular torque converter transmission rather than Volkwagen sophisticated twin-clutch DSG box. The auto, like the manual is rather nice when you’re not in a hurry. Gearshifts are smooth, the ratios seem well chosen and there’s no fuss. But, it’s when you’re in the mood for some fun that the box disappoints. It’s pretty slow with its shifts, even in tiptronic mode, and makes the engine seem a touch more strained than the manual. Also, there’s no dead pedal which we feel is quite an omission in an auto transmission.

The common-rail diesel is the one to go for. With its 25kgm of torque at a low-ish 1500rpm, it’s the one that feels the quickest and the most fun to drive. Yes, there is a tiny bit of lag, but it’s easy to stay away from the bog-zone. Once the turbo is fully up and spinning the car feels quite relaxed and can easily maintain cruising speeds on the highway. It’s pretty refined too – sure you can tell it’s a diesel by its gravelly engine note, but it’s a world away from VW’s Pumpe Duse engines of old.

Volkswagen Vento Driving

The Vento is a predictable, safe handler and the steering is tuned to be easy to twirl in traffic. It’s also pretty middle of the road when it comes to the twisty’s. The steering is reasonably accurate and there’s good grip from the tyres. There’s a bit of body roll, but it’s not too bad. Where the Vento scores is its ride, which takes all but the worst bumps in its stride. We did notice a few thumps over the worst sections of road when we were travelling four up and with the massive boot full of luggage. Like most Volkswagen cars, the performance of Volkswagen Vento is pretty good in terms of pick-up and power delivery. The pickup and acceleration of the diesel version is better than that of the petrol guise. Handling wise Volkswagen Vento is pretty smooth and the seven-speed automatic dual shift transmission system is the car’s highlight. Notably, the DSG transmission system is not available with all variants of the Volkswagen Vento. The steering of this car is pretty smooth and can be manoeuvred quite easily.

Volkswagen Vento Safety

In a move that is sure to bolster its already strong image as a ‘safe car’, the Volkswagen Vento has just received a crucial update to its safety package. Top-spec versions – Highline Plus – of the sedan will now feature dual front side airbags, in addition to the dual airbags already offered as standard. This takes the Vento’s airbag count to four.

Safety is one of the USPs of Volkswagen Vento and there are several features to ensure the same. This car is fitted with dual front airbags as standard, which is a must in the modern day scenario. Vento comes with the anti-pinch technology that prevents the window from closing if there is an obstacle in the way, thereby preventing any mishaps from happening. Rear parking sensors provide driver assistance while reversing the vehicle and alert him/her using sound signals. Vento also comes fitted with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), which improves stability in non-favourable road conditions. Interior rear view mirror, height-adjustable headrests, electronic engine mobiliser and high mounted brake lights are some of the other safety features in Volkswagen Vento.

Volkswagen Vento Cost in Hyderabad

Volkswagen Vento Ex-Showroom Price in Hyderabad ranges from 8,17,491/- (Vento 1.6 Trendline Petrol) to 14,07,000/- (Vento DSG Highline Plus Sport Diesel). Get best offers for Volkswagen Vento from Volkswagen Dealers in Hyderabad. Check for Vento price in Hyderabad at Carzprice

Volkswagen Vento Conclusion

To put things in a nutshell, there is not much wrong about Volkswagen Vento as a car. Decently stylish, featuring well-designed interiors and equipped with several utility features, Vento has everything that a customer would want from a mid-sized sedan. However, in certain aspects, it lacks the cutting edge that would make someone buy it instantly. Also, the price of this car is on the higher side, which is a deal breaker for several customers in India. Nevertheless, Volkswagen Vento is a good car and anyone who buys it would not be disappointed at all.