Volkswagen Vento Facelift Launch on 24 September, to Offer New 1.5 Litre Diesel Automatic
Volkswagen Vento Facelift Launch on 24 September, to Offer New 1.5 Litre Diesel AutomaticReuters

Volkswagen India will pull the wraps off new avatar of its Vento in the country on 24 September.

The new Volkswagen Vento facelift, an upgraded model of Vento is expected to receive cosmetic changes both inside and outside, most importantly the changes under the hood. The Vento facelift will be offered in the country now with the new 1.5 litre TDI turbo diesel engine, the replacement of old 1.6-litre diesel motor.

The engine, which is also seen in the new Polo, has the capacity to churn out 103.5bhp of power and peak torque of 250nm. The diesel engine will come coupled to 5-speed manual transmission and there will also be an optional 7-speed DSG automatic transmission.

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The petrol model of the Vento is likely to carry over the same 1.2-litre TSI and 1.6-litre MPI engines, which power the existing model. While the 1.2-litre TSI variant come coupled to a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox, the 1.6-litre MPI engine gets 5-speed manual transmission.

Talking of the changes expected, the Vento facelift is likely to flaunt new front and rear bumper, re-worked headlamps and redesigned alloy wheels.

Recently, the company launched a new edition of Vento in the country. The new Vento limited edition 'Konekt' is available on the Comfortline and Highline variants of the Vento and the mechanical specifications of the car remain unchanged.

The car features centre console integrated high-resolution 7-inch TFT touchscreen colour display, the latest Igo-Navtech maps for navigation, USB connectivity and iPhone/iPod compatibility. In terms of the styling, the leatherette seat covers and 'Konekt' badging on the boot and on the scuff plates makes the new Vento Konekt distinct from its other models. There is also high-end Blaupunkt infotainment system with GPS navigation, Bluetooth telephony and 3G connectivity.