Volkswagen Vento Performance & Test Drive

Volkswagen Vento Test Drive

Volkswagen Vento Overview

The Volkswagen Vento is a Polo based saloon that sits above Ameo sedan. An important vehicle in the hot C-segment, Vento was first introduced in India in the year 2010 and has been facing the test of times since its launch. The carmaker has been giving timely updates to the vehicle with the latest being the 2017 model. The car continues to share Polo hatchback’s platform with some exterior and interior tweaks. Just recently, the German automaker has added the top of the line Sport variant with sporty exteriors and plush interiors.Check for SBI car loan at Fincarz.

Volkswagen Vento Design

The Vento has always been known for its understated appeal. This sedan is preferred by all those who like minimalist styling. The front of the Vento looks premium while the side profile is pretty much simple without any overload of lines. The rear again has a very simple design. The previous Vento came with circular fog lamps while the facelift now gets rectangular lamps. The fog lamps also have an integrated cornering light function which comes in quite useful on dark corners or even tight ghat sections.

The cosmetic changes that appear on the 2015 Vento include a new bonnet, new bumper, new grille, redesigned front airdam, chrome strip on the front and rear bumpers, door handles with chrome trims, electrically folding ORVMs with LED indicators, new tail lights, chrome garnish on boot lid, chrome exhaust tip and a soft touch release button for the boot. We think Volkswagen has done a splendid job with this update and there seems to be no reason to complain.

Volkswagen Vento Cabin

Talking about extra space and interior on the previous paragraph the dashboard received some new color theme which comes in the form of new Walnut Desert beige on the lower half of the dash while the top half has been finished in Piano Black which definitely looks good. While talking about rest of the interior well! Quite honestly nothing has changed much. The Vento still carries that same old flat bottomed steering wheel, while the dashboard also comes with a cooled glovebox which really comes handy.

Unfortunately the Vento comes with a comes with the conventional entertainment system while its rivals has moved to the touchscreen infotainments era. For the comfort of the rear passengers the Vento also gets rear AC vents and also space max technology which actually allows the rear passengers to adjusts the front seats (Co Driver) from the rear only making more leg room. The car also comes with a cruise control for easy drivability option. The rest of the features includes auto folding mirrors and an external boot release.

Volkswagen Vento Engine

The engine options remain the same in the new Vento, however, company claims the engines are tweaked for performance. The car comes with 1.2L TSI and 1.6L MPI petrol engines. Both the engines produce same 77PS of power while the torque is different with the former producing 175Nm, latter is just limited to 153Nm. The 1.2L petrol engine comes with smooth shifting 7-speed DSG automatic while the 1.6L one is paired to 5-speed manual transmission. The petrol motor is underpowered but it won’t be much noticeable in urban driving conditions.

The diesel engine, on the other hand, is the same working in Polo hatchback. The 1.5L diesel engine produces 110PS and 250Nm of max torque, paired to either 5-speed manual or 7-speed DSG dual clutch automatic gearbox. With this amount of torque, the car never feels tired and also ensures that overtake manoeuvre doesn’t require any downshift. For Vento check Seepennywork

The carmaker claims that the motors have been tweaked to derive 7.5 percent more mileage. Where manual petrol version is able to deliver 16.09kmpl, the automatic version is quite efficient returning 18.19km for a liter of fuel. Likewise, the tried and tested diesel engine reads 20.64kmpl in the manual variant and 21.5kmpl in the automatic one, certified by ARAI.

Volkswagen Vento Riding

As for the braking, a robust set of ventilated disc brakes are fitted to its front wheels and the rear ones get sturdy drum brakes. Anti lock braking mechanism is also offered that not only boosts this mechanism but also prevents the vehicle from skidding. Meanwhile, the McPherson strut on front axle and semi-independent trailing arm on the rear one makes your journey in this sedan quite comfortable. This suspension system ensures the ride is smooth no matter how the road conditions are. On the other hand, with a speed sensing electronic power steering column, you can easily take turns besides having good control at both low and high speeds.

Volkswagen Vento Safety

Primary safety equipment including dual front airbags, ABS, height adjustable head restraints in front & rear, electronic engine immobilizer, auto dimming IRVM, 3-point height adjustable seat belts in front & rear, rear fog lamp, front fog lamp with cornering lights and power windows with pinch guard function on all doors are available on the sedan. The DSG variants get some additional features like electronic stabilization programme and hill hold control. On the outside Vento gets key elements like halogen headlamps, chrome grille, 3D tail lamps and ORVMs with turn indicators. Cabin packs in a sporty flat-bottom steering wheel, leather wrapped gearshift knob, premium upholstery, cooled glove-box, multiple storage points, 12V power socket and foot-well lights.

Volkswagen Vento Price in Hyderabad

Volkswagen Vento On-Road Price in Hyderabad ranges from 10,34,855 to 17,11,545 for variants Vento 1.6 Trendline Petrol and Vento 1.5 TDI Highline Plus AT Diesel respectively. Volkswagen Vento is available in 24 variants and 6 colours. Below are details of Volkswagen Vento variants price in Hyderabad. Check for Vento price in Hyderabad at Cazrprice.

Volkswagen Vento Verdict

The Volkswagen vento surely is one worthy car to take on its competitor but it surely does lacks some of the modern amenities that its rivals provides take the touchscreen infotainment system as an example. But what it does provide is surely an impressive engine lineup with two petrol and diesel engine options which are not only fuel efficient but also comes with an automatic gearbox as well.

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