Volkswagen Vento facelift, one must say it of coming to India by the festive season, expectedly during October or November 2015. But the Russians quite smarter than us managed to get their hands on the clear test mule of the same a way ahead of the launch. Vento in Russia is called ‘Polo sedan’. This newbie to its repertoire, as per to us, will not pose technical changes followed by the cosmetic ones.
Penning down the resurrections made, it came to us the front now resembles Jetta facelift that made way to the country last month. Three slat grille on the flattered bonnet with two new creases, logo leaving no cuts on the bonnet, new fog lamp cluster, and side mirrors integrated with signals lamps are the finest changes made. Turning to its rear, the chrome strip is now placed above the number plate holder, a one more chrome strip placed on the bumper, and exhaust tips receives the cutout.
No fresh details about the interiors, but upholstery and illumination color may change. In the engine bay, power will be sent by a 1.6-litre petrol and a 1.2-litre TSI (petrol), the latter mated to a 7-speed DSG transmission. In the side of diesel, the 1.5-litre machine would do the justice. To be more precise about the technicalities, gear ratios may see a recalibration.
In markets like India, this Vento facelift will have to rival the Maruti Ciaz and Honda City.