January 31, 2017: Volkswagen has introduced a new variant in the Vento's lineup, the Highline Plus. The Highline Plus variant is the new top-spec variant and will be placed above the existing Highline variant. The 2017 Vento Highline Plus has a starting price of Rs 11.39 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai) and was also showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo. The 2017 Vento Highline Plus has features like full-LED headlamps along with daytime running LED lamps and also offers a reverse parking camera as standard equipment.
In India, the Vento is available with three engine options – the 1.2 TSI, the 1.6-litre MPI petrol, and the 1.5-litre TDI diesel. The 1.5-litre diesel is now shared with the Ameo and while it still makes 250Nm of torque, power output is up from 105PS to 110PS.
Well, this was my first car and I started off looking at my options in the entry level segment as in the likes of Alto and Eon. After taking each of them for a testdrive, I was sure that this was not what I wanted. Moved on, tried the i20, well it's a very comfortable car but obviously the petrol version is not for enthusiasts and yes quite expensive too! The engine felt dead, too lazy. And one fine day, it so happened that as I was returning home from the market, there stood this guy under read more 8
The Polo and Vento have received a lot of attention from Volkswagen in the last two years.
The Vento now gets the familiar VW face. It looks more like the Jetta now.
The Vento now gets more prominent creases on the hood, which by the way, has grown in length. The grille is now bigger than before, and wider, too.
The bumpers have been redesigned, as have the headlamps and the fogs.
Inside, not much has changed apart from a slight difference in the upholstery colour combination.
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Volkswagen Vento is a treat to drive for those who prefer a much-gripped drive, the drive is a sturdy, it really holds the ground and is stable. The interiors are pretty much standard for the price, the gear is swift and smooth. The build quality is great, but the thing that worries me is the cabin noise, it is just too much, it is loud enough to distract you from the music playing in the car and even while driving. Cooling is efficient and quick.
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Just ahead of the 2016 Auto Expo, Volkswagen India has launched the updated version of its popular sedan, Vento. With a mild facelift, the company has introduced it at a starting price of Rs. 7.85 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Besides being available across all Volkswagen dealerships in the country, it will also be showcased at the upcoming Auto Expo. In this latest version, a few interesting attributes are added to make the machine more user friendly to the occupants. Let's go into the details and find out what it has to offer!
Things We Like in Vento
Dynamic touch screen infotainment system. This covers up for the entertainment factor, which was lacking in its previous version.
Performance oriented engines. All its three motors give out a decent fuel economy while delivering good power output.
7-speed DSG transmission. Its dual clutch mechanism allows an automatic gear shift without interrupting the power flow.
Things We Don't Like in Vento
Ground clearance. Quite low makes it look uncomfortable when it comes to huge bumps.
The base and mid range variants are missing out the new additions, which might not be well-received by the buyers.
No cosmetic updates. The new version with an old external design is a bit disappointing.
Stand Out Features
Mirror link connectivity enables connecting your Smartphone to the car and perform several functions with ease.
Infotainment system with a touch screen display that optimizes the driving comfort.
We at CarDekho, would opine that it is quite disappointing that this facelifted Volkswagen Vento lacks updates to its exteriors, interiors and technical details as well. There is no doubt that with new offerings and improvements, this automaker is continuously putting efforts to raise the standards in the market.
"If the price and performance parameters are prioritized, it may still remain a preferred choice of a certain section of customers."
But just adding a few new attributes may not impress many buyers keeping in view, the upcoming Auto Expo and considering the new aspects with which all other manufacturers are coming with. However, if the price and performance parameters are prioritized, it may still remain a preferred choice of a certain section of customers. %
Background & Evolution
Volkswagen India had started the production of Vento in 2010 in its Pune plant. It was introduced in three trim levels – Trendline, Comfortline and Highline. This model is technically, a stretched version of its hatchback sibling Volkswagen Polo. Even then, it was offered with both petrol and diesel engine options. The firm went on to add a separate TSI model with a 1.2-litre TSI motor that was borrowed from the Polo. This sedan managed to impress many with features like automatic climate control and a touchscreen radio to name a few. In 2013, the manufacturer came up with the “Style” limited edition trim and next, it was the “Konekt Edition” in 2014. Meanwhile, the model received a facelift in 2015 with some changes made to its interiors, and exteriors. This year's facelift brings it some additional aspects, which have been missing in all its predecessors.
Volkswagen Vento has always been one of the most sophisticated offerings in the competitive mid-size sedan segment. It exudes class with its simple yet elegant design and puts up a very graceful appearance along with a perfectly balanced profile. The German carmaker recently gave it a mid-life facelift with s...
Amongst the many mid-size sedans in the market today, Volkswagen’s Vento is one that brings together looks, comfort, performance and quality all in one package. The only thing that was missing until now was a diesel automatic option which has been introduced to increase the woo quotient by the German manufact...
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Volkswagen has introduced a new variant in the Vento's lineup, the Highline Plus. The Highline Plus variant is the new top-spec variant and will be placed above the existing Highline variant. Read Full News
Volkswagen India has been known to launch several special editions of its popular offerings – the Polo and the Vento. Continuing the tradition, the automaker has launched another edition of the Vento – the Vento Preferred edition. It is based on the mid-variant of the sedan – Comfortline – and comes with additional features over the standard ones available in the trim. The company claims in its official release that the Vento Preferred edition is available across all dealerships and is ‘attractively’ priced. Read Full News