Volkswagen Vento Performance & First Drive

Volkswagen Vento Overview

The Vento has been the entry-level sedan for the VW brand. This sedan is based on the Polo and has been on sale since 2010. Since then it has been getting timely updates, be it cosmetic changes, features and even engines. Since its launch, it has got two new engines and even a double-clutch transmission too.However, the 2015 model year upgrade for the Vento has been a major cosmetic upgrade, especially after the launch of the new 1.5-litre diesel engine and automatic transmission. So, do the cosmetic changes on the Vento justify the upgrade? We lay our hands on the new Vento and tell you more in detail about it. Book a test drive for Volkswagen Vento in Hyderabad at Tryaldrive.

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Volkswagen Vento Exterior

The Vento has always been known for its understated appeal. This sedan is preferred by all those who like minimalist styling. The front of the Vento looks premium while the side profile is pretty much simple without any overload of lines. The rear again has a very simple design. The previous Vento came with circular fog lamps while the facelift now gets rectangular lamps. The fog lamps also have an integrated cornering light function which comes in quite useful on dark corners or even tight ghat sections.

The cosmetic changes that appear on the 2015 Vento include a new bonnet, new bumper, new grille, redesigned front airdam, chrome strip on the front and rear bumpers, door handles with chrome trims, electrically folding ORVMs with LED indicators, new tail lights, chrome garnish on boot lid, chrome exhaust tip and a soft touch release button for the boot. We think Volkswagen has done a splendid job with this update and there seems to be no reason to complain.

Volkswagen Vento Interior

Talking about extra space and interior on the previous paragraph the dashboard received some new color theme which comes in the form of new Walnut Desert beige on the lower half of the dash while the top half has been finished in Piano Black which definitely looks good. While talking about rest of the interior well! Quite honestly nothing has changed much. The Vento still carries that same old flat bottomed steering wheel, while the dashboard also comes with a cooled glovebox which really comes handy.

Unfortunately the Vento comes with a comes with the conventional entertainment system while its rivals has moved to the touchscreen infotainments era. For the comfort of the rear passengers the Vento also gets rear AC vents and also space max technology which actually allows the rear passengers to adjusts the front seats (Co Driver) from the rear only making more leg room. The car also comes with a cruise control for easy drivability option. The rest of the features includes auto folding mirrors and an external boot release.

Volkswagen Vento Performance

The Vento comes with three engine options, 1.2-litre turbo petrol with a seven-speed dual clutch transmission, second is a 1.6-litre petrol with a five-speed manual transmission and a 1.5-litre diesel engine with a five-speed manual and seven-speed dual clutch transmission. The Vento 1.2-litre is our pick of the petrol engine options. This engine produces 103bhp of power and has good enough grunt to drive with ease in the city. Push the throttle and you can easily overtake in city or even the highway. The dual-clutch transmission is smooth and is very easy to shift. For more info on Volkswagen Vento check 

The same is the case with the diesel engine. This is a torquey with sufficient grunt to drive with ease in city or even the highway. This diesel engine is one of the most powerful when it comes to real world (of course in its segment), especially the spool that the turbo produces makes it exciting. The Vento diesel is highly fuel-efficient and one of the most powerful diesel cars that are sold today. The automatic version of the Vento should be your pick of the lot as it makes driving stress free and you do not even miss out the quick shifts one can achieve with a manual transmission. The gearbox is seamless and very easy to use. For those who want the manual transmission, the clutch now is lighter and this makes it easier to clutch and de-clutch as well.

Volkswagen Vento Driving

The Vento has always been known for its dynamic capabilities. It is a very involving car to drive. Handling is amazing and ride quality is good too. The suspension set-up is slightly stiff but it helps negate body roll. The sedan comes with Apollo Alnac tyres and these offer superior levels of grip on various types of road surfaces. The Vento moves over bad roads with ease but at slightly high speeds, it does feel a little unsettled. The steering feels good and gives you lots of confidence and braking is also very sharp.

Volkswagen Vento Safety

Safety is one of the USPs of Volkswagen Vento and there are several features to ensure the same. This car is fitted with dual front airbags as standard, which is a must in the modern day scenario. Vento comes with the anti-pinch technology that prevents the window from closing if there is an obstacle in the way, thereby preventing any mishaps from happening.

Rear parking sensors provide driver assistance while reversing the vehicle and alert him/her using sound signals. Vento also comes fitted with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), which improves stability in non-favourable road conditions. Interior rear view mirror, height-adjustable headrests, electronic engine mobiliser and high mounted brake lights are some of the other safety features in Volkswagen Vento.

Volkswagen Vento Price in Chennai

Volkswagen Vento On-Road Price in Chennai ranges from 9,40,542 to 16,75,649 for variants Vento 1.6 Trendline Petrol and Vento DSG Highline Plus Sport Diesel respectively. Volkswagen Vento is available in 21 variants and 6 colours. Below are details of Volkswagen Vento variants price in Chennai. Check for Vento price in Chennai at Carzprice

Volkswagen Vento Verdict

The Volkswagen vento surely is one worthy car to take on its competitor but it surely does lacks some of the modern amenities that its rivals provides take the touchscreen infotainment system as an example. But what it does provide is surely an impressive engine lineup with two petrol and diesel engine options which are not only fuel efficient but also comes with an automatic gearbox as well.

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