Volkswagen unveils new Vento in India


Volkswagen have unveiled the Vento sedan in India at a ceremony in New Delhi today. Volkswagen will offer both petrol and diesel versions of the car when it eventually goes on sale.

The Vento will be powered by a 1.6-litre 104 bhp petrol with close to 15.5 kgm of peak torque while a 1.6-litre diesel with 104 bhp and nearly 25.3 kgm of peak torque on tap will also be offered. Volkswagen says that these will be among the most efficient engines in its class. The petrol variant will come with both manual and automatic options from the word go.

Volkswagen's new offering is aimed at the likes of the Hyundai Verna Transform and the Honda City, both of which have been tremendously successful in India. Based on the Polo platform, the Vento's wheelbase is about 50 mm longer than the Polo, making it more comfortable on the inside. The rear seat is a touch wider and also features a centre arm rest. VW India says that the car has been designed to appeal to chauffeur driven owners who will appreciate the head room and leg room on offer in theis car.   The car will be available in both Trendline and Highline trims. The Trendline will feature driver's side airbag, ABS and anti-theft keyless entry as standard. The car will also come with rear AC vents, currently an option only on the Fiat Linea. Volkswagen will commence deliveries in the fourth quarter (Q4) of the calendar year, putting it around the Diwali period.


For India, VW have made some changes, including improving overall interior room, made the airconditioning more powerful and opted for a louder horn and suspension settings that suit our conditions.

VW India have not announced any pricing just yet and will do that when the car is formally introduced in the market in Q4. But they are quick to add that the pricing will be competitive. Turn over for the full specs and details.   Volkswagen Vento Specifications

Vento 1.6 liter petrol
Power : 104 Hp @ 5250 rpm
Torque : 153 Nm @ 3800 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic

Vento 1.6 liter TDI diesel
Power : 104 Hp @ 4400 rpm
Torque : 250 Nm @ 1500-2500 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed manual

Exterior -

Wheels : 14″ wheels with wheel caps (Trendline); 15″ alloys(Highline)
Mirrors/Door handles : Black (Trendline); Body coloured (Highline)
Fog Lamps : No (Trendline); Standard(Highline)

Interior -

Colour: Black and Beige (Trendline); Black and Beige (Highline)
Steering, gear knob : No leather finish (Trendline); Leather finish (Highline)
Seat fabric : Livon fabric (Trendline); Livon superior fabric (Highline)
Rear Armrest : No (Trendline); Yes (Highline)

Safety -

ABS : No (Trendline); Yes (Highline)
Airbags : No (Trendline); 2, Driver & passenger (Highline)
Fog lamps : No (Trendline); Front & Rear (Highline)
Engine Immobilizer : Yes (Trendline); Yes (Highline)

Equipment -

AC : Yes (Trendline); Climate control (Highline)
Remote locking : No (Trendline); Yes (Highline)
Rear AC vents : Yes (Trendline); Yes (Highline)
ORVM adjust : Internal (Trendline); Internal, electric (Highline)
Boot release : Internal (Trendline); Remote (Highline)
Defogger : Yes (Trendline); Yes (Highline)
Music system : No (Trendline); CD/MP3 4-speakers (Highline)

Colours -

Trendline : Candy White, Flash Red
Highline : Reflex Silver Metallic, Shadow Blue Metallic, Terra Beige Metallic, Deep Black Pearl

Volkswagen Vento detailed specifications -

Vento Features: (Trendline)

14″ steel wheels with full wheel caps •Chrome inlays in front grille to the left and right of the
Volkswagen logo•Body coloured bumpers• Black exterior door handles & mirrors• Halogen
headlights• Partially zinc coated body with 6 years anti-rust warranty • Rough road package with
increased ground clearance

Front doors with storage compartments including holder for 1 litre bottle • Rear doors with storage
compartments• Storage compartment for sunglasses inside the glove box• Fully lined trunk and trunk
floor • Trunk illumination• Foldable roof handles with coat hooks(3x) • Warning triangle holder • Center
console including 2 cupholders • Front centre armrest including cupholder for rear seat• Front center
console including 12V outlet• Rear seat backrest, Fixed Gear lever surround, inner door handles &
AC vents with chrome•2 tone anti-glare dashboard, Black & Beige• Sun visors with ticket holder on
driver’s side • Sun visors with vanity mirror on passenger’s side • Livon” fabric upholstery

Safety & security
Height adjustable 3 points front seat belt•3-point safety belts for rear outboard occupants, lap belt for
rear middle occupant• Front headrests and rear headrests, height-adjustable • High mount stop lamp•
Day night rear view mirror• Front disc brakes • Electronic immobilizer•

Comfort & Convenience
Power steering, rake & reach adjustable • AC with rear AC vents• Central locking• Push-push’ type
fuel lid opener, centrally lockable• Outer rear view mirrors manually adjustable from inside• All four
power windows, with driver side one touch down• Electric trunk opening • Rear defogger• White
instrument back-lights• Parking lights • Radio preparation with speaker & antenna pre-wiring • Front
intermittent wipers• Dust and pollen filter•14″ steel spare wheel

Colours Available
Candy White • Flash Red

Vento Features: Highline (Additional over Trendline)

• Body colored outside mirrors and door handles • 15” Alloy wheels • Chrome strip on trunk• Paint,
metallic and pearl effect• Chrome finish on front air dam and fog light surrounds • Green wedge at top
section of windshield

Co-driver seat adjustable from rear seat for additional leg room• Interior Chrome package •Genuine
leather wrapped steering wheel, gear shift knob, hand brake lever and gear shift boot• Rear centre
arm rest • “Livon” superior upholstery

ABS• Front Airbags for driver and co-driver• Anti Theft system with interior surveillance and back up
alarm• Fog light, front & rear

Comfort & Convenience
Electrically adjustable outside mirrors • Climatronic automatic air conditioning •Comfort power
windows •Height adjustable driver seat• Remote control for central locking, incl 2 keys • Multi function
info display including door opening warning • Radio with CD player MP3 and four speaker including
roof Atenna•14” steel spare wheel

Colours Available
Reflex Silver Metallic •Shadow Blue Metallic • Terra Beige Metallic •Deep Black Pearl