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

The new Volkswagen Vento facelift is just around the corner and the car has been spied ahead of its launch in a completely undisguised avatar.

Thanks to the folks at Team BHP for the latest spy shots of the facelift. Vento facelift, the new refreshed Vento is expected to make its entry into the domestic market on 25 September with the new 1.5 litre TDI turbo diesel engine, which made its debut in the new Polo.

For the Vento Facelift, subtle changes are apparent including new colour body paint and a new patterned alloy wheels. Inside the cabin, the car is likely to get multi-function steering wheel.

As said before, the major change in the new Vento facelift is under the bonnet. The new Vento will come with 1.5 litre TDI turbo diesel engine, which can churn out 103.5bhp of power and peak torque of 250nm, mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The transmission is also likely to come from seven-speed DSG automatic.

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 seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox, the 1.6-litre MPI engine gets five-speed manual transmission.

According to TeamBHP, the dealers of Volkswagen have started accepting the bookings for the new diesel Vento facelift. Although the prices are yet to be revealed, going by the rumours, the Vento facelift will be priced slightly higher than the current model. Once it hits the market, the new Vento facelift will take on the likes of Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Skoda Rapid and Ford Fiesta.

Czech automaker Skoda's new Rapid Facelift, which is scheduled for a 25 September launch will also get the same 1.5-liter four-cylinder TDI diesel motor. Talking of Rapid facelift, the diesel engine is expected to come mated to a six-speed DSG automatic gearbox and the petrol variant of Rapid is likely to pack the same 1.6 litre MPI petrol engine.