Following the trend of the Polo GT TSI, Polo GT TDI and Cross Polo, all of which came out in quick succession, Volkswagen India today launched the all new a new petrol variant of Vento C-segment sedan, called Vento TSI at a price of Rs. 9.99 lakh (Ex showroom, Delhi). Sales for the Vento TSI will commence today at select Volkswagen showrooms.
The Vento TSI features the same 1.2-litre petrol engine which features on the earlier launched Polo GT TSI. This 1.2-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine churns-out 105 PS and 175 Nm of torque mated to a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox. The combination of the 1.2 motor with the DSG transmission results in an ARAI-certified fuel efficiency figure of 16.93 kpl. This makes the Vento one of the most advanced sedans in its segment, increasing its appeal by a huge margin.
Volkswagen has dropped the GT badging, which we already witnessed in Polo GT TSI, and used only ‘TSI’ badge. The car looks similar to that of regular one, TSI badge is the only visible difference compared to regular Vento. The steering wheel, gear selector lever and handbrake are all wrapped in leather. The seat covers are leatherette and the dash gets chrome inserts, aka very Polo GT TSI like. The Vento TSI is offered in 6 colours namely white, grey, beige, blue, silver and black.
Volkswagen discontinued the Polo 1.6 petrol model earlier this year and launched the Polo GT TSI. However, with the Vento, VW will continue to sell the 1.6 manual and automatic alongside the Vento TSI. Compared to the 1.6 Vento AT, the company isn’t charging an extra premium on the Vento TSI, with the price difference between both being only Rs. 18,000/-. However you do get much more in the Vento TSI as the company has given the car ESP and hill-hold function along with all the standard features.
At the launch event of the new Vento TSI, Mr. Arvind Saxena, Managing Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd said –
“With the new Vento TSI, Volkswagen takes the lead with producing cars that are high-tech, powerful and fuel-efficient. With a turbocharged petrol engine and 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox, the Vento TSI provides excellent performance and fuel economy. With its class-leading build quality and high levels of fit and finish, the Vento TSI will be the car of choice for discerning buyers.”
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