Volkswagen India pulled the wraps off its new Vento facelift in the country on Wednesday with a starting price of ₹7.44 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Vento facelift, the upgraded model of Vento has received changes both inside and outside and the highlight of the new version is its new 1.5-litre diesel engine.
The new engine, the replacement of the old 1.6-litre diesel engine, which also does the duty in new Polo has the capacity to churn out 103.5bhp power @ 4,400rpm and 250Nm of peak torque @ 1,500-2,500rpm and comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission and seven-speed DSG automatic.
The petrol variant of the Vento gets the power from the same 1.2-litre TSI and 1.6-litre MPI engines, which powers the existing model. While the 1.2-litre TSI variant comes coupled to a seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox, the 1.6-litre MPI engine gets five-speed manual transmission.
In terms of dimension, the new Vento facelift measures 4384mm in length, 1699mm in width and 1466mm in height. The car sits on a wheelbase of 2552mm and comes with a ground clearance of 165mm (diesel) and 168mm (petrol).
On the outside, the new Vento facelift sedan gets a new headlamp and alloy wheel along with the reworked rear bumper. Inside, the car hosts new features like three-spoke steering wheel like the one seen in Polo, audio system with voice inputs and rear AC vents.
On the safety front, the Vento facelift comes fitted with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Anti-pinch technology, rear parking sensors and dual front airbags.
In India, the car will be pegged against Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Skoda Rapid and Ford Fiesta.
Volkswagen Vento facelift price list
Vento 1.6 MPI (manual) - ₹7.44 lakh to ₹8.87 lakh
Vento 1.2 TSI (7-speed DSG) - ₹9.35 to ₹9.92 lakh
Vento 1.5 TDI (manual) - ₹8.57 lakh to - ₹9.90 lakh
Vento 1.5 TDI (7-speed DSG) - ₹10.49 to ₹10.94 lakh