1. In the flesh, the Volkswagen Vento is a good-looking car. Like its arch rival - the Honda City - it doesn't look like a hatch with a boot added on. Its lines are crisp, making it a proper three-box car. Speaking of the boot, its very spacious, as it is quite deep.
2. The front-end looks slightly different from the Polo, especially in the treatment of the lower airdam. Perhaps VW could have modified the grille a wee bit to make it stand apart from its hatchback sibling (after all, they shouldn't make the same mistake as the Fiat Palio/Siena/Weekend). Since the Polo is a gorgeous hatchback, there is no denying the Vento's design appeal. The profile is clean yet sporty while the rear end treatment is balanced and proportionate.
3. The C-pillar treatment along with the quarter-glass is neat - whether you see it from the outside or from the inside.
4. VW India could have given the Vento the same bootlid opening as the Polo, where you depress the VW badge to release the hatch. But they decided against it because of the complexity involved in engineering it. It's a nice talking point on the Polo...