Volkswagen announces Vento prices


Volkswagen have just announced the prices for its Vento sedan in New Delhi today, and the news seems to be good for those who have been waiting for the car.

Volkswagen India have priced the car very competitively, starting at Rs 6.99 lakh for the 1.6-litre petrol Trendline manual version, ex-showroom Delhi. This not only undercuts the Honda City by a fair margin, it also puts the Maruti Suzuki SX4 and the Hyundai Verna firmly in its crosshairs (see prices for all variants at the end of this story)

The company has said that bookings for its seventh offering in India (after the Passat, Jetta, Touareg, Beetle, Phaeton and Polo) have opened and that the first cars will be delivered beginning September 6, 2010.

Previewed with much fanfare on July 6 in New Delhi, the Vento is powered by two engine options: a 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 104 bhp@5250 rpm and 15.5 kgm@3800 rpm of torque; while the second is a 1.6-litre four-cylinder TDI diesel engine that produces 104 bhp@4400 rpm and 25.4 kgm@1500-2500 of torque. The petrol engine will be offered with both a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed DSG automatic while the diesel will be offered in only the 5-speed manual for the moment.

Unlike the Polo that is available in three trims; Comfortline, Trendline and Highline, the Vento will be offered in only the Trendline and Highline variants. The Trendline will feature 175/70 R14 tyres while the Highline will feature 185/60 R15 tyres.

The prices of the Vento and its variants are as under (All prices ex-showroom, New Delhi)

1.6 Trendline Petrol (manual): Rs 6.99 lakh
1.6 Highline Petrol (manual): Rs 8.23 lakh
1.6 Highline Petrol (automatic): Rs 9.21 lakh
1.6 Trendline TDI (manual): Rs 7.99 lakh
1.6 Highline TDI (manual): Rs 9.23 lakh

Turn over for the full details on the Vento.   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)

Next page -> Equipment   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


Next page -> VW Vento Highline Features   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