Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Volkswagen Vento

Volkswagen Vento


Rs. 6,50,000 - Rs. 10,81,000


Car Body Type:
C+ Segment
Fuel Consumption: 
16.00 kmpl.
Fuel Consumption: 
12.00 kmpl.


Spacious interiors
Long waiting period


1598cc, 4 Cyl
Engine Type:
Maximum Power:
105 Bhp @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque:
153 Nm @ 3800 rpm


Seating Capacity:
Tyre Size:
185/60 R15
Suspension struts, wishbone, Anti-roll bar
Boot Space:
500.00 ltrs.
Front Disk, Rear Drum
5 Manual
Ground Clearance:
168.00 mm

Overview - Volkswagen Vento Unveiled
After the launch of New Polo Hatchback in Indian Market Volkswagen has launched the sedan variant of New Polo to compete with the likes of Swift Dzire, Hyundai Verna & Fiat Linea. Outside India, Polo has a sedan variant called the Volkswagen Polo Classic, but for India Volkswagen has christened the Polo saloon as "Vento". Production bases of the current Polo Classic are located in Brazil, South Africa and China. Australia receives the Polo Classic from the base in China, and the model is the first right hand drive Chinese-manufactured car to be exported to a “developed country”.
Update: Volkswagen Vento Upgraded with New Features
Volkswagen India is facing strong competition after the launch of New Fors Fiesta, New Hyundai Verna, Honda City (prices dropped) and Nissan Sunny. The company has updated the Vento with new features like USB port for music system in glove box, steering mounted audio controls, leather wrapped steering wheel and rer parking sensors.
Design & Styling of Volkswagen Vento
The front design of Volkswagen Vento is more or less same like the hatchback version like Tata has done with Indica/Indigo and Maruti Suzuki has done with Swift/Swift Dzire. The Vento is essentially the saloon version of the recently launched Polo and it shares a common platform with the hatchback. Both the saloon and the hatch are similar upto the B-pillar, except for a different grille and lights to differentiate it from its hatchback sibling. The Vento’s rear section or third box is well integrated with the body. The typically Volkswagen grille and stunning headlights only add to the appeal. All in all Vento looks awesome from almost all angles. The squarish tail lamps may not be very new in design but looks very good and suits the overall stance of Volkswagen Vento.
Interiors of Volkswagen Vento
The VW engineers were aware that the Polo’s rear seat would be inadequate for saloon car customers and hence the wheelbase has been extended by an estimated 50mm for better legroom. Headroom too is better as the roof doesn’t taper down as sharply as in the hatch. Using the Honda City as the Vento’s benchmark, VW engineers hint at best-in-class comfort with the use of special seat cushions to withstand prolonged use without compromising comfort. Boot space is in the region of 500 litres with a split seat option on offer.
The top model (Highline) of Volkswagen Vento comes fully loaded with following features:
- Power Steering, Power Windows, Remote Central Locking System
- CD MP3 Player with 4 speakers, Electrically adjustable outside mirrors
- Climatronic automatic air conditioning with rear AC vents
- Multi function info display including door opening warning
- Height adjustable driving seats plus steering wheel adjustment for reach and rake.
- Dual SRS Airbags, ABS with EBD, Anti Theft System, Electronic Immobilizer
- Alloy Wheels, Sunglass Storage Inside Glove-box
- Front and Rear Seat Arm-rests in center
- Livon Fabric Upholstery, Electronically Adjustable Outside Rear View Mirrors
- Body Colored Bumpers, Fog Lamps, Body Colored Door handles & ORVM
- USB port for music system in glove box, steering mounted audio controls, leather wrapped steering wheel and rer parking sensors.

Engine Options in Volkswagen Vento
1.6 Litre Petrol - 105 Bhp/153 Nm
1.6 Litre Diesel - 105 Bhp/250 Nm

The Vento has been initialy launched with two engine options – a petrol and a diesel. Both these engines displace 1.6 litres and both produce 105 Bhp. However, the diesel has a thumping 250 Nm of torque to the petrol motor’s 153 Nm and their driving characteristics will differ like chalk and cheese. Like in the Jetta, the petrol motor in the Vento is a naturally aspirated unit but it’s more advanced. While the Jetta’s 1.6 motor had two valves per cylinder driven off a single cam, the Vento has a four-valve head and double overhead camshafts. VW is likely to introduce the same engine in the Indian Polo after the Vento is launched.
The 1.6 common-rail diesel is brand new and comes from the same engine family as the 1.2 turbo-diesel that powers the Polo and the bigger 2-litre diesel under the hood of the Jetta. This engine comes with 90bhp and 105bhp power outputs and thankfully VW has decided to give us the more powerful engine. If the relatively lightweight Polo is anything to go by, then the Vento won’t be more than a 100kg heavier than the hatch, which should give it a good power-to-weight ratio. While the petrol Vento may not match the Honda City for pace, the diesel Vento should be a close match for the 110bhp Verna diesel. Both these engines, the diesel in particular, have been tuned more for fuel economy and driveability.
Safety Features of Volkswagen Vento
- Front SRS Airbags for driver and co-driver
- Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with EBD
- Anti Theft system with interior surveillance and back up alarm

Safety features are abundant and combine to make Vento one of the world’s safest small cars. Included are the high quality, torsionally rigid bodyshell, advanced chassis design and standard features such as five three-point seat belts, front and side airbags, and ABS anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-pressure distribution (EBD).
Variants of Volkswagen Vento
Volkswagen Vento is available in 5 Variants - 3 Petrol and 2 Diesel.
- Volkswagen Vento Trendline
- Volkswagen Vento Highline
- Volkswagen Vento Highline AT

- Volkswagen Vento Diesel Trendline
- Volkswagen Vento Diesel Highline

Shades Available in Volkswagen Vento
The trendline variant is available in 2 shades:
- Candy white
- Flash red

While the highline variant is available in 4 shades:
- Shadow blue
- Reflex Silver
- Deep black
- Terra Beige

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