2015 Facelift Volkswagen Vento Launched



Volkswagen is Europe’s largest car manufacturer. It is well known for its best in class safety, refined engine and handling. VW has become a well established and reliable brand in India as well. It offers the Polo, Vento, Jetta and the Passat in the Indian market.
Recently, Volkswagen has launched the facelift VW Vento 2015 in the Indian market. The new vento will be available in a variety of different variants to suite the customers needs. These include the 1.6 MPI with 5- speed manual transmission, the 1.2 TSI with a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission and the 1.5 TDI with a 5- speed manual transmission.

FEATURES, LOOKS AND DESIGN


Safety is of paramount importance thus Dual Front Airbags are provided in the Vento across all the variants as standard, it comes with ABS (in Comfortline and Highline) ESP and Hill-Hold Function (in DSG varients). There are quite a lot changes in the exterior of the vento. These include electrically foldable ORVMs with integrated LED turn indicators and more powerful front fog lamps

with integrated cornering lights, for the benefit of the driver. Lending a stylish touch to the premium sedan are the new front grille, alloy wheels and chrome lining on the boot lid, exhaust tip and door handles. The interiors of the new Vento have been further enhanced with subtle style changes and premium finish that is characteristically Volkswagen. In addition, Cruise Control is also being offered that further enhances the driving pleasure.



UNDER THE HOOD


The new Vento’s 1.5-litre four-cylinder TDI turbo-diesel engine produces 105 PS of power and 250Nm of torque, which provides impressive onroad performance, clocking a fuel economy figure of 21.50 kmpl, as per ARAI. The 1.2 TSI engine produces 105 PS of power and 175 Nm of torque, delivering a fuel economy of 18.19 kmpl. The 1.6 MPI engine produces 105 PS of power and 153 Nm of torque, with a fuel efficiency of 16.09 kmpl.


PRICE 
The Car goes on for sale from 23rd June, 2015. The Ex-showroom (Mumbai - without Octroi & local taxes) prices start at Rs. 10.91 – 11.64 lakh for the New Vento 1.5 TDI DSG, Rs. 8.93 – 10.47 lakh for the Vento 1.5 TDI, Rs. 9.68 –10.42 lakh for the Vento 1.2 TSI DSG and Rs. 7.70 – 9.24 lakh for the New Vento 1.6 MPI.


COMPARISON

The Vento competes with the likes of Hyundai Verna, Honda City, Maruti Ciaz, Skoda Rapid, Nissan Sunny and Ford Fiesta in the Indian Market. A comparison between all these Sedans is down below:

For PETROL:

SPECIFICATIONS
2015 VW VENTO
HONDA CITY
HYUNDAI VERNA 4S
SKODA RAPID
MARUTI CIAZ
NISSAN SUNNY
Engine
1.6L/1.2 TSI
1.5L
1.4L/1.6L
1.5L
1.4L
1.5L
Power (PS)
105
119
107/123
105
93
99/101
Torque(Nm)
153/175
145
138/158
153
130
134
Wheelbase in mm
2553
2600
2570
2552
2650
2600
Boot Space in litres
494
510
465
460
510
490
Fuel Efficiency (ARAI) km/l
16.09/18.19
18
17
15
20
17
Price Range (INR lakhs)
7.85-9.42 (MT)
9.67-10.62(AT)

7.53-10.64(MT)
9.81-11.42(AT)
7.75-10.11(MT)
10.07(AT)
7.55-9.35(MT)
9.87-10.34(AT)
7.17-9.03(MT)
8.87-9.58(AT)
7.4-8.19(MT)
9.55(AT)

The Verna is the most powerful and popular car in the segment followed by the Honda City. All cars offer a manual and automatic transmission gearbox. The Vento and the Rapid only get the DSG gearbox option. Thanks to a 7 percent increase in fuel efficiency, the Vento TSI is the second most fuel efficient of the lot, but the Ciaz continues its reign in this department.

For DIESEL:

SPECIFICATION
2015 VW VENTO
HONDA CITY
HYUNDAI VERNA
SKODA RAPID
MARUTI CIAZ
FORD FIESTA
NISSAN SUNNY
Engine
1.5L
1.5L
1.4L/1.6L
1.5L
1.3L
1.5L
1.5L
Power (PS)
105
100
90/128
105
90
91
86
Torque(Nm)
250
200
224/265
250
200
204
200
Wheelbase in mm
2553
2600
2570
2552
2650
2489
2600
Boot Space in litres
494
510
465
460
510
430
490
Fuel Efficiency (ARAI) km/l
21
26
24.8
21.14
26
25
22
Price Range (INR lakhs)
9.1-10.67(MT)
11.12-11.87(AT)
8.75-11.83(MT)
9.02-11.51(MT)
12.21(AT)
8.8-10(MT)
10.8-11(AT)
8.25-10.31(MT)
8.5-10.2(MT)
8.6-10.5(MT)

The Verna is the most powerful car producing 128 PS of power followed by the Vento (105 PS). The Verna, Vento and the Rapid are the only cars to offer an AT variant. The Vento is the Second most expensive car in this lot whereas the Verna continues to be the most expensive.

With all its New Enhanced changes the new VW Vento is all set to thrill the Indian buyers and become the best selling Sedan in the country providing constant satisfaction and service to their customers. 
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