Volkswagen India has launched a mid-range variant of its C-segment diesel sedan the Vento, it is known as Vento Comfortline, as earlier there was a difference of almost Rs 1.40 lakh between Trendline and Highline variants. The Comfortline is priced at Rs 8.56 lakh (in Maharashtra) and Rs 8.74 lakh (rest of India) and is now available in all Volkswagen dealerships. The company has taken reference from their sister concern product, the Skoda Rapid.
The Comfortline comes by the same 1.6-litre diesel producing 105PS and 250Nm which powers the other variants. This variant gets body coloured door handles as also mirrors and front and rear fog lights. Inside it gets radio with CD and MP3 player, electrically adjustable outside rear view mirrors, height adjustable driver seat and rear centre arm-rest above all the features in the base Trendline trim.
However, it doesn’t offer ABS or airbags – providing these as an option on the Comfortline would have been a nice move on VW’s part, considering the diesel segment leader Verna offers at least an airbag as standard across the range, and the overall segment leader, the Honda City, offers these safety features as standard across the City model range.
“Since the introduction of the Vento, we have received requests for the mid level trimline and it is our pleasure to be able to provide the customers with their desired car,” Neeraj Garg, member of board & director, Volkswagen passenger cars said.