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Overview

  • Fuel Type
    Diesel
    Diesel
    Diesel
  • Mileage-City (kmpl)
    21.0
    17.25
    19.2
  • Mileage-Highway (kmpl)
    25.8
    21.21
    23.0
  • Available Colors
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    35
    55
    44
  • Seating Capacity
    5
    5
    5
  • Transmission Type
    Manual
    Automatic
    Automatic
  • Engine Description
    1.5-litre 98.6bhp 16V i-DTEC Diesel Engine
    1.5-litre 103.6bhp 16V TDI Engine
    1.3-litre 88.8bhp 16V Quadrajet Engine
  • Engine Displacement (cc)
    1498
    1498
    1248
  • Maximum Power
    98.6bhp@3600rpm
    103.6bhp@4400rpm
    88.8bhp@4000rpm
  • Maximum Torque
    200Nm@1750rpm
    250Nm@1500-2500rpm
    200Nm@1750-3000rpm

Standard Features

  • Air Conditioner
  • CD Player
  • AntiLock Braking System
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Leather Seats
  • Central Locking

Engine

  • Engine Type
    i-DTEC Diesel Engine
    TDI Engine
    Quadrajet Engine
  • Engine Description
    1.5-litre 98.6bhp 16V i-DTEC Diesel Engine
    1.5-litre 103.6bhp 16V TDI Engine
    1.3-litre 88.8bhp 16V Quadrajet Engine
  • Engine Displacement(cc)
    1498
    1498
    1248
  • No. of Cylinders
    4
    4
    4
  • Maximum Power
    98.6bhp@3600rpm
    103.6bhp@4400rpm
    88.8bhp@4000rpm
  • Maximum Torque
    200Nm@1750rpm
    250Nm@1500-2500rpm
    200Nm@1750-3000rpm
  • Valves Per Cylinder
    4
    4
    4
  • Valve Configuration
    DOHC
  • Fuel Supply System
    MPFI
    Direct Injection
    CRDi
  • Turbo Charger
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
  • Super Charger
    No
    No
    No

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    Manual
    Automatic
    Automatic
  • Gear Box
    5 Speed
    7 Speed DSG
    5 Speed
  • Drive Type
    FWD
    FWD
    FWD

Suspension System

  • Front Suspension
    Mcpherson Strut
    McPherson Strut With Stabiliser Bar
    Dual Path , Independent McPherson Strut With Coil Spring & Anti Roll Bar
  • Rear Suspension
    Torsion Beam Axle
    Semi-Independent Trailing Arm
    Twist Beam With Coil Spring
  • Shock Absorbers Type

Steering

  • Steering Type
    Power
    Power
    Power
  • Steering Column
    Tilt Steering
    Tilt & Telescopic Adjustable
    Tilt Adjustable Steering
  • Turning Radius
    4.7 metres
    5.4 metres
    5.1 metres

Brake System

  • Front Brake Type
    Disc
    Disc
    Disc
  • Rear Brake Type
    Drum
    Drum
    Drum

Performance

  • Top Speed
    134 kmph

Fuel

  • Mileage-City (kmpl)
    21.0
    17.25
    19.2
  • Mileage-Highway (kmpl)
    25.8
    21.21
    23.0
  • Fuel Type
    Diesel
    Diesel
    Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    35
    55
    44
  • Emission Norm Compliance
    BS IV
    BS IV
    BS IV

Tyres

  • Tyre Size
    175/65 R14
    185/60 R15
    185/60 R15
  • Tyre Type
    Tubeless Tyres
    Tubeless Tyres
    Tubeless Tyres
  • Wheel Size
    R15
  • Alloy Wheel Size
    14 Inch
    15 Inch
    15 Inch

Other Specifications

  • Seating Capacity
    5
    5
    5
  • No. of Doors
    4
    4
    5

Payload & Towing

  • Cargo Volume
    400-litre
    480-litres
    390-litres

General Car Details

  • Country of Assembly
    India
    India
    India
  • Country of Manufacture
    India
    India
    India
  • Introduction Date
    2014-04-15
    2014-09-24
    2014-08-11
  • Warranty Time
    2 Years
    2 Years
    3 Years
  • Warranty Distance
    40000kms
    Unlimited kms
    1,00,000kms

Comfort & Convenience

  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows-Front
  • Power Windows-Rear
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Air Quality Control
  • Remote Trunk Opener
  • Remote Fuel Lid Opener
  • Low Fuel Warning Light
  • Accessory Power Outlet
  • Trunk Light
  • Vanity Mirror
  • Rear Reading Lamp
  • Rear Seat Headrest
  • Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest
  • Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
  • Cup Holders (Front)
  • Cup Holders (Rear)
  • Rear A/C Vents
  • Heated Seats (Front)
  • Heated Seats (Rear)
  • Seat Lumbar Support
  • Multifunction Steering
  • Cruise Control
  • Parking Sensors
    Rear
  • Foldable Rear Seat
  • Smart Access Card Entry
  • Engine Start/Stop Button
  • Glove Box Cooling
  • Bottle Holder
    Front & Rear Door
    Front Door
    Front Door
  • Voice Control
  • Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddles

Interior

  • Air Conditioner
  • Heater
  • Adjustable Steering Column
  • Tachometer
  • Electronic Multi-Tripmeter
  • Leather Seats
  • Fabric Upholstery
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Glove Compartment
  • Digital Clock
  • Outside Temperature Display
  • Cigarette Lighter
  • Digital Odometer
  • Electric Adjustable Seats
  • Folding Table in The Rear
  • Driving Experience Control Eco
  • Height Adjustable Driving Seat

Exterior

  • Adjustable Headlights
  • Fog Lights (Front)
  • Fog Lights (Rear)
  • Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
  • Manually Adjustable Ext. Rear View Mirror
  • Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
  • Rain Sensing Wiper
  • Rear Window Wiper
  • Rear Window Washer
  • Rear Window Defogger
  • Wheel Covers
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Power Antenna
  • Tinted Glass
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Removable/Convertible Top
  • Roof Carrier
  • Sun Roof
  • Moon Roof
  • Side Stepper
  • Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
  • Integrated Antenna
  • Chrome Grille
  • Chrome Garnish
  • Smoke Headlamps
  • Roof Rail

Entertainment

  • Cassette Player
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Audio System Remote Control
  • Speakers Front
  • Speakers Rear
  • Integrated 2DIN Audio
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • USB & Auxiliary Input
  • Touch Screen

Exterior Dimensions

  • Length
    3990mm
    4384mm
    3995mm
  • Width
    1680mm
    1699mm
    1706mm
  • Height
    1505mm
    1466mm
    1570mm
  • Ground Clearance
    165mm
    165mm
    165mm
  • Wheel Base
    2405mm
    2552mm
    2470mm
  • Front Tread
    1460mm
  • Rear Tread
    1498mm
  • Kerb Weight
    1075kg
    1233kg
    1170kg
  • Gross Weight
    1770kg

Interior Dimensions

Safety-Info

  • Anti-Lock Braking
  • Brake Assist
  • Central Locking
  • Power Door Locks
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Anti-Theft Alarm
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Side Airbag (Front)
  • Side Airbag (Rear)
  • Night Rear View Mirror
  • Passenger Side Rear View Mirror
  • Xenon Headlamps
  • Halogen Headlamps
  • Rear Seat Belts
  • Seat Belt Warning
  • Door Ajar Warning
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Front Impact Beams
  • Traction Control
  • Adjustable Seats
  • Keyless Entry
  • Tyre Pressure Monitor
  • Vehicle Stability Control System
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Crash Sensor
  • Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
  • Engine Check Warning
  • Automatic Headlamps
  • Clutch Lock
  • EBD
  • Advance Safety Features
    Hill Hold Control
    Electronic Engine Immobiliser With Floating Mode
    Pinch Gaurd Safety For All 4 Power Windows
    Speed Dependent Auto Door Lock System
  • Follow Me Home Headlamps
  • Rear Camera
  • Anti-Theft Device

Expert Review

Honda Amaze
Volkswagen Vento
INTERIOR:
Honda Amaze interior
Ed's take:

Despite being a sub 4-metre, the Amaze has loads of space on the inside and a massive boot of 400 litres. Even the quality of the plastics, the fit and finish are good on the Amaze. The Amaze gets integrated music system, electrically folding mirrors, USB connectivity as standard on its range topping VX version.

Interior styling of the instrument panel will be similar to the Brio, nevertheless we expect a few more frills on the sedan.  The Amaze gets electrically adjustable mirrors, with electrical folding. The quality of materials is decent and even the fit and finish is decent. The integrated head rest is there even on the Amaze, just like the Brio hatch.

The Amaze might be a sub 4-metre sedan, but it is definitely the most spacious in its segment. Honda’s man maximum, machine minimum has made it possible to have loads of space in the front and the rear, with a massive boot of 400 litres. The wheelbase has also been extended by a good 60mm, which has amended the knee room for the second row passengers.

E: E is the base variant on the Amaze and it is available only on the manual versions. This variant gets front chrome grille, body coloured bumpers, power steering, power windows, AC, driver info display, tachometer and ABS with EBD only on the diesel model. The interiors are single tone beige fabric.

EX: The EX gets body coloured door handles and ORVMs, 1 DIN music system with speakers are the additional features. The diesel variant again gets ABS with EBD and this variant is also available only on the manual versions.

S/SAT: The S version is available for manual, while the automatic gets SAT. This variant gets keyless entry, driver seat height adjustment, power adjustable ORVMs, power socket, 2 DIN music system and chrome surrounds on air vents.

VX/VXAT: This is the top of the line version, with electrically adjustable and folding ORVMs, ABS with EBD, airbags and all the bells and whistles.

 

INTERIOR:
Ed's take:

Ed's take: The interiors of the Vento resemble that of the Polo, and at truly German. The rear seat knee room has been increased for the passengers, as the Vento will be more of a chauffeur driven vehicle.

 

Volkswagen have always been recognised for the extraordinary finesse that reflects from their work on the interiors of their creations, and that exceptional refinement is precisely what defines every minute detail of the cabin of Volkswagen Vento also. Be it the looks, the feel, the material quality or the fit and finish, everything about the seating area echoes the German expertise and contributes massively to making the ride pleasant and joyous for the occupants of Vento. Carved in a simple yet smart design, the interiors of this German sedan has been furnished with large, comfortable and ergonomically-contoured seats, both at the front as well as the rear end. While the seats provide excellent support for the thighs of the passengers, the larger wheelbase of the car facilitates more room for them to stretch their legs. Although the knee-room and head-room in the second row, just like the leg-room in the front row, is more than sufficient for an easy and fatigue-free ride, Vento comes with the option of adjusting the front seats from the second row itself to further enhance the knee-space.

 

Adding on to all these comfort features is the superb insulation that Volkswagen designers have effected in this car, imparting it with the feel of a bigger and more expensive ride. This, in combination with the telescopic steering column, which makes rake and reach adjustments possible, and the ergonomic positioning of the instrument console and control panel, makes Vento a fabulous car to travel in.

 

Trendline: Volkswagen Vento Trendline is the base-end variant of the sedan and carries the smallest, but in no ways unimpressive, pack of add-ons in the entire line-up. Starting from the driver's zone, here we can find power steering, low fuel warning light, adjustable steering column, tachometer and electronic multi-tripmeter besides a set of controls for remote trunk opener, rear parking sensors, rear fog lights and rear window defogger. On the convenience ground, Trendline packs up an AC/heater unit coupled to independent rear AC vents, front and rear power windows, rear seat headrest, front and rear cup holders, classy fabric upholstery, front- and rear-mounted speakers and power antenna. For safety purposes, meanwhile, this particular variant of Vento comes bearing central locking, halogen headlamps, rear seat belts, adjustable seats, engine immobilizer and centrally-mounted fuel tank.

 

Comfortline: One level above the Trendline stands the Comfortline version of Volkswagen Vento. Except for dropping the option of adjustable seats and substituting manually adjustable ORVMs with power-adjustable counterparts, Comfortline carries forward every trait of Trendline besides adding some of its own like rear seat centre armrest, outside temperature display, digital odometer, front fog lights and a CD player/radio unit.

 

Highline: Next in line is the Highline variant, which replaces wheel covers with alloys and the fabric upholstery with leather for seats as well as steering. Plus, it also adds some extra perks in the form of automatic climate control, air quality control, multi-function steering wheel, ABS and driver and passenger airbags.

 

New Diesel Highline: The newer version of Diesel Highline brings with it some very interesting features and fitments including the likes of remote fuel lid opener, rear reading lamp, height adjustable front seat belts, seat lumbar support, cigarette lighter, electric-folding RVM, rain sensing wiper and tinted glass apart from some additional safety mechanisms like Brake Assist, power door locks, child safety locks, anti-theft alarm, seat belt warning, door ajar warning, side and front impact beams, adjustable seats and key-less entry. But, at the same time, it also drops parking sensors and offers fabric instead of leather for the seats.

ENGINE:
Honda Amaze engine

The engines and their performance are good on the Amaze, and there are no second thoughts to how good Honda engines have been. The 88bhp petrol and 98bhp diesel engines on the Amaze are powerful and one of the best in its segment, atleast on the manuscript. The acceleration produced by the Amaze is decent and it is very drivable, unlike competition.

1.2-litre petrol:  The iVTEC from Honda makes driving bliss. This is another fine example of Honda’s engine craftsmanship. This perky engine is easy to drive with a strong mid-range. The exhaust note sweetens as you rev it and the engine being eager to spin faster even when it closes to red-line. Power delivery is linear and Amaze happily touches 100km/hr. Alibi, extra efforts are needed to excel above the 100 mark. Honda petrol engines are one of the reliable motors, and this is no exception. It comes mated to a five-speed manual or automatic transmission. The golf ball gear knob is easy to grab and the shifts on the gearbox are short and seamless. The Amaze is the only sedan in this segment to have a five-speed automatic transmission— others have a four-speeder.

1.5-litre diesel: The i-DTEC engine that India gets is a 1.5-litre, which is a derivative of the 1.6-litre i-DTEC. This has been done to get the duty cut on the diesel engines. The 1.5-litre engine churns out 98bhp of power and 200Nm of torque. This is the most powerful diesel engine in this segment and we are impressed by the power it produces.  . But the power delivery is fairly linear, without any turbo lag. The low-end torque is decent and the drivability factor is also high. Even the five-speed manual transmission on the Amaze has short throws and positive shifts. Clutch pedal is light, making driving a breeze.

 

ENGINE:
Volkswagen Vento engine

Ed's take: The diesel is certainly the pick of the duo, not just for its efficiency, but even for its outright performance and drivability. Though the power ratings are similar, but the diesel engine’s performance more superior.

 

Volkswagen Vento, the beautiful sedan from the German auto-marque, comes in two engine options – a 1.6-litre petrol-mill and a 1.6-litre diesel engine. Out of the two, the oil-burner comes mated to a sole manual transmission system while the petrol variant gets to choose between manual and automatic transmissions.

 

Diesel 1.6-litre: To propel its diesel line-up, Volkswagen Vento employs a 1598cc 16V Common Rail diesel engine, which has evolved into its 4-cylinder self from the 3-cylinder make that drives the Polo group. Capable of cranking out a peak 104bhp at 4400rpm for a top torque of 250Nm generated over a range of 1500-2500rpm, this power-mill comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox. Maintaining a linear power-delivery throughout the range, the engine ensures that overtaking remains easy in the city as well as on the highways and does not demand a downshift each time. The gearbox, on the other hand, makes sure that the gear-shifts continue to be smooth, slick and easy.

 

Although the oil-burner that works for Vento is excellent at its work, however, its NVH levels that range in the 'high' category come as a glitch in its otherwise spotless performance report. While the very start-up clatter is quite characteristic of a noisy diesel engine, even after warming up the noise, although gets reduced considerably, can still make its presence felt. As far as mileage is concerned, Volkswagen Vento Diesel returns a 17.25kmpl figure for the city roads and a 20.54kmpl for the highways.

 

Petrol 1.6-litre: The 1598cc 16-valve In-line petrol-feeder that works for Volkswagen Vento comes with two transmission options – manual and automatic. Engineered to churn out a maximum of 104bhp at 5250rpm for a peak torque of 153Nm pumped out at 3800rpm, this power-house, in its manual version, gets mated to a 5-speed gearbox while in the automatic version, a 6-speed transmission accompanies it in its workings. The manual transmission system that this mill shares with its diesel sibling performs equally well here, delivering smooth and slick shifts every time.

 

Petrol 1.2-litre automatic: The Vento also has a new engine, which is a 1.2-litre turbo petrol that produces 102bhp of power and it comes mated to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. This is the new automatic transmission offering on the Vento and has been picked up from the Polo TSI. The power delivery is good and even the performance is better than the previous 1.6-litre automatic and it is more fuel-efficient too. This is also the first sedan to have a seven-speed automatic transmission and it will be double clutch. It returns about 11-12 km/l even when driving in city conditions.

RIDE AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS:
Honda Amaze Dashbord

The Amaze is a bit softer than Brio for better ride but yet it is a good handler. It has been crafted for family use hence, it has better ride than the Brio.

The Amaze has a softer rear suspension, when compared to the Brio. This has been done for better ride for the rear passengers, and also for the fact that the wheelbase has been extended by 60mm. The softer rear means a more composed ride on rough roads. The ride is smooth and it doesn’t feel jittery even on rough surfaces. The handling of the Amaze is decent. It feels that the rear steps out, but it doesn’t really. The body roll is also minimal and even the tyres grip well. The chassis is well balanced as it twists well to take the load. The steering wheel is also light and easy to drive in city traffic making it stress free driving. The other advantage is that the vehicle has good visibility.

 

RIDE AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS:
Volkswagen Vento Dashbord

Ed's take: The ride of the Vento is a tad stiffer. This is done to improve the handling characteristics of the vehicle. The handling of the Vento is good and it carries the VW DNA.

 

Handling and drivability have never been a problem when it comes to Volkswagen cars and the same goes for Vento as well. Based on the Polo platform, this German sedan makes use of a McPherson Strut with Stabilizer bar for the front-end suspension whereas for the rear end, it employs a semi-independent trailing arm. Although, this suspension system does a good job of absorbing the potholes in the road, it still remains unable of keeping the occupants completely unaware of the bumps and slight jerks penetrate the cabin.

 

The ride gets better for the occupants of the second row, all thanks to the softer springs, thereby making Vento ideal for chauffeur-driven passengers. However, the overall ride experience continues to be on the stiff side, the benefit of which comes in handling, which gets much better than before. To assist in handling, Vento gets fitted with Apollo Aceleres, which supply a much superior grip on dry as well as wet roads. As for the electronic steering wheel, it is light and easy to use on a day-to-day basis. Driving-enthusiasts, however, would need some time to get used to it, but it's not difficult.