Europe’s largest carmaker – Volkswagen, has launched the new Vento. The sedan is being offered in Trendline, Comfortline and Highline trims as before with a choice of six colours. The base variant comes at Rs 7.85 lakh, while the top end diesel automatic version is priced at Rs 11.87 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
The changes on the New Vento include electrically foldable ORVMs with integrated LED turn indicators and more powerful front fog lamps with integrated cornering lights, for the benefit of the driver. Lending a stylish touch to the premium sedan are the new front grille, alloy wheels and chrome lining on the boot lid, exhaust tip and door handles.
The new Vento’s 1.5-litre four-cylinder TDI turbo-diesel engine produces 105 bhp of power and 250 Nm of torque, which provides impressive on-road performance, clocking a fuel economy figure of 21.50 kmpl, as per ARAI. The 1.2 TSI engine produces 105 bhp of power and 175 Nm of torque, delivering a fuel economy of 18.19 kmpl. The 1.6 MPI engine produces 105 bhp of power and 153 Nm of torque, with a fuel efficiency of 16.09 kmpl, as per ARAI.
Safety is of paramount importance for Volkswagen, and the new Vento comes fitted with ABS (in Comfortline & Highline), ESP & Hill-hold function (in DSG variants) and dual front air-bags as standard in all the variants.
Speaking at the launch of the new Vento, Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd. Said, “The Vento has always been among our best received products in the market, and with the changes made to the new Vento, we are confident that the product will continue to appeal to our customers and will play a key role in further expanding the Volkswagen family in India.”