The Volkswagen Vento was launched in the Indian market, back in 2010 and Volkswagen has done a pretty good job of keeping it up to date with small additions or features being implemented every now and then. Volkswagen did a facelift on the Vento last year and it did draw more customers, but only for some time, as the update barely made any difference to the way the car looked. Now, in 2015, the Volkswagen Vento feels threatened by the new kids on the block, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, the updated Honda City and the Hyundai Verna 4s. It was time Volkswagen too updated the Vento for real, in order to increase the appeal of the car and to prevent loss of its customers.
While the 2014 Vento update only made a slight change in the headlamp design, and even in the alloy wheel design, the 2015 Vento boasts of changes greater than that. Starting from the front, the design of the entire front fascia has been changed. The Volkswagen Vento gets an all new bonnet, an all new headlamp design and an all new, VW Passat Inspired radiator grille with chrome accents and a large VW badge at the centre of the grille.
The side profile of the Vento facelift is the same as the current one, with no changes being made. The designers at Volkswagen have made changes to the rear end of the car by giving it a redesigned rear bumper with a chrome strip on the lower part of the bumper, and this chrome strip enhances the looks of the car from the rear together with the chrome exhaust tips. The boot lid has also been redesigned a bit and Volkswagen has also added LED tail-lamps.
The interiors of the Vento update will get a new upholstery theme and new materials as well. Volkswagen has also added an all new infotainment system inside the car with features like AUX-IN, Bluetooth and USB. It is a must for all cars in this segment to have these features, and it is surprising to see Volkswagen adding them to the Vento so late. Top-end variant now gets cruise control, a cooled glovebox, a dead pedal, external boot release and auto-folding mirrors.
Mechanically, the Volkswagen Vento will remain unchanged, as it will still be powered by either, the 1.2 liter turbo-petrol, the 1.6 liter N/A petrol or the 1.5 liter turbo diesel. The 1.2 turbo petrol will have a maximum power output of 103 BHP and a maximum torque of 175 NM, the 1.6 liter N/A petrol has a maximum power output of 103 BHP and 153 NM of maximum torque and the 1.5 liter Turbo-diesel has a maximum power output of 103 BHP and 250 NM of maximum torque.
The 7-speed DSG transmission will be provided only on the cars equipped with the 1.2 liter turbo-petrol. Prices will be revealed once the Vento update is launched in the coming weeks.
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