Volkswagen Vento made its appearance somewhere in April 2012 and was marketed more like a Polo Sedan. Since then till late 2018, this model has featured in the wish list of budget-conscious enthusiasts of four wheelers that spell effortless style and comfort. Over the years, Volkswagen had introduced a number of upgrades to the variants of Vento with the latest ones including dual front side airbags taking the number of airbags to 4 in total, body coloured rear spoiler, 15-inch diamond cut alloys for the Highline variant and more at no extra cost. Vento is currently available in the Indian market in 4 variants, Trendline, Comfortline, Highline and Highline Plus in petrol and diesel models with automatic and manual transmissions.
Volkswagen Vento sports the standard Volkswagen look that can be summed up as neat, classy and relevant. The model is currently available in colours like Candy While, Titanium Beige, Reflex Silver, Carbon Steel, Toffee Brown, Lapiz Blue and Blue Silk. The upgraded bonnet with chiselled creases as well as stately alloy wheels adds a touch of irresistibility to its charm. As far as dimensions are concerned, Vento has a length of 4390mm, the height of 1467mm, width of 1699mm and wheelbase of 2553mm. The model thus bears optimum suitability to typical roads in India. The only thing that can be a cause of concern is the ground clearance of Volkswagen Vento which is 163mm unladen.
Besides mirror link connectivity enabling smartphone connection with the car that integrates innumerable tasks with the device seamlessly, there is plenty of other outstanding features in the updated Vento variants available in the Indian market today. Dead pedal, cruise control and cooled lit glove box are among the latest inclusions along with the standard features like rear parking sensors, climate control AC, electrically adjustable rear view mirrors, infotainment system with a touchscreen display and more. Besides this, Volkswagen Vento has been widely praised for its spacious interiors that offer ample leg and shoulder room. As experts have reviewed over 2017 – 18, Vento stands out as far as equipment positioning and designing are concerned that actually contributes to better, safer and more comfortable driving in the otherwise challenging Indian metropolitan roads.
The highest Highline Petrol Variant of Vento at 1598cc and 1.6 litres 103.5bhp 16V MPI Petrol engine offers the mileage of 16.09kmpl with maximum torque of 153Nm at 3800 rpm. The diesel-powered models come with a 1.5 litre 4 cylinder diesel engine that runs on 103bhp at 4000rpm and maximum torque of 250Nm at 1500 to 3000rpm. The variants come with a maximum fuel tank capacity of 55ltrs and 5 to 7-speed gearbox depending upon the types of transmissions and the variants of the model. The engine capacity, gearbox and mileage of Volkswagen Vento maintain their relevance with buyers that look for a seamless harmony between looks, performance, cost-effectiveness and safety in their vehicle.
Volkswagen Vento is currently available at prices ranging from Rs. 8.43 lakhs to Rs. 14.03 lakhs at an ascending order from basic trendline to Highline plus. It competes with sedans like Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Volkswagen Ameo.