The list of festive-season launches is dragged infinitely with numerous additions taking place every now and then. One more added to it is ‘Vento facelift’ rolled-out for Rs 7.44 lakh ex-showroom Delhi.
However, the new 1.5L diesel engine deployed underneath is the same fitted in new Polo GT TDI, delivering 105PS of max power and 250 Nm of torque. Earlier, it used to be a 1.6L diesel.
The cosmetic changes are making the VW’s compact sedan to stand in-line with new hatchback. New alloys, revised front fascia, redesigned front and rear bumpers, tweaked head and tail lamps and impressive use of chrome missed earlier, are some of them that could be named.
Inside the cabin, it comes garnished with Polo’s steering wheel having mounted controls, and black piano finish contrasted with silver finish. Rests of the plethora are carried from the existing version. As a part of company’s commitment to safety, the new Vento possess standard ABS and dual-front airbags, exception to the base variant.
In addition, VW too has added 7-speed automatic DSG gearbox.
Hence, the pricing is slotted between Rs 7.44 lakh and Rs 8.87 lakh for 1.6L MPI petrol variants (Trendline, Comfortline and Highline).
The 1.2L TSI with DSG gearbox comes tagged between Rs 9.35 and Rs 9.92 lakh (Comfortline and Highline).
The diesel engine of 1.5L TDI with DSG is provided for Rs 10.49 and Rs 10.94 lakh in Comfortline and Highline variants.
Last but not the least, 1.5L diesel in manual transmission comes priced between Rs 8.57 lakh and Rs 9.90 lakh for Trendline, Comfortline and Highline variants.
It can be now safely uttered diesel automatic has started taking shape, where recently it was only the Fluidic Verna to have the said drivetrain.