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The latest version of Vento sedan series has entered the car market with some new aspects and design elements. Several variants are available in this lineup of which, Volkswagen Vento 1.5 TDI Comfortline is a mid range variant. The 1.5-litre diesel engine powers this trim and enables it to reach a top speed of around 185 Kmph. No changes are made to this turbocharged motor, but it is slightly tuned to return better mileage figures than its predecessor. Looking at its exteriors, this latest version is offered with new 3D effect tail lamps, while its frontage includes a pair of fog lamps with static cornering lights. Inside the cabin, it has a new flat bottom steering wheel and the glove box compartment gets a cooling feature. To add to the entertainment factor, it has an audio unit that supports USB port and other input options. Its spacious cabin also includes sunvisors, footwell lights, trunk illumination, and a few storage compartments as well. On the safety front, it has some significant aspects that guarantees high level of security. These include electronic stability program, high mount stop lamp, three point front and rear seat belts, height adjustable head restraints, and central locking system to name a few.
An appealing and refreshing external appearance with striking design elements is the result of this facelift, which has become a hit among car enthusiasts. The frontage is excellently designed with a three slat chrome radiator grille, which further includes the company's insignia on it. A trendy headlight cluster featuring halogen headlamps in black finish, surrounds this grille. Its wide windscreen, which is made of heat insulating glass, has a grey wedge on top. Further, it comes integrated with a couple of intermittent wipers that has a four step variable speed setting. The aspect that highlights its sides is the flared up wheel arches, which are fitted with a 15-inch steel wheels. These have full wheel covers and are equipped with radial tyres of size 185/60 R15. It also has B-pillars, body colored door handles as well as outside rear view mirrors. In the rear, it includes the new set of 3D effect tail lamps, while the windshield includes a defogger. Besides these, it also features a stylish boot lid with company's badge, high mount stop lamp and a body colored bumper as well.
It is bestowed with a spacious internal section that is made of high quality scratch resistant fabric materials. Not just these, but the dual tone color scheme and chrome accents gives the cabin a plush appeal. The steering wheel, which is integrated to its smooth dashboard, is wrapped with premium leather. The glove box compartment has a sunglass holder and it comes with a cooling effect. Its seats are very well cushioned and covered with superior “Cloud Titanschwarz” fabric upholstery that has black interior theme. The front center armrest features a cup holder for rear seat passengers, while there are three foldable grab handles along with coat hooks. It has a stylish instrument cluster that includes a tachometer, tripmeter, odometer as well as speedometer. The occupants can also keep their phones charged all the time by way of a 12V power socket, which is present in the front center console. In addition to all these, the cabin is also loaded with storage compartments in rear doors, dead pedal, leather wrapped gear shift knob, AC vents and height adjustable driver's seat.
Engine and Performance:
This mid range variant is powered by a 1.5-litre, turbocharged diesel engine that has 1498cc displacement capacity. It is based on a double overhead camshaft valve configuration and carries 4-cylinders with 16 valves. This motor is supplied fuel through a common rail direct injection system. It is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission gear box that helps in returning a maximum mileage of around 20.64 Kmpl. At 4400rpm, this engine can produce 103.5bhp peak power and between 1500 and 2500rpm, its torque output comes to 250Nm. In terms of acceleration, it can cross the 100 Kmph speed limit in nearly 12 seconds and attains a top speed of 185 Kmph approximately.
Braking and Handling:
Stability of this vehicle is best ensured by its proficient suspension system no matter, how the road conditions are. Its front axle comes equipped with a McPherson strut including a stabilizer bar, whereas the rear one is affixed with a semi-independent trailing arm. As far as handling is concerned, it has an electronic power assisted steering system that is speed sensitive. It enables the driver to maneuver the vehicle easily even through peak traffic conditions. In terms of braking, its front wheels are fitted with a set of ventilated discs, whereas the rear ones get drum brakes. This trim is also offered with an anti-lock braking system, which further assists in boosting this mechanism.
A number of comfort features in this mid range variant, leaves its passengers with a pleasurable driving experience. To begin with the air conditioning unit, it comes along with a dust and pollen filter. The multi-function display in the front notifies about speed limit, distance traveled, outside temperature, fuel efficiency, traveling time and average speed as well. An integrated music system in the center console ensures good entertainment to its occupants. It features a CD, MP3 player besides supporting USB port, Aux-In and SD card slot. The left sunvisor includes a vanity mirror, while a ticket holder is equipped to its right side visor. Besides sufficient leg and head space, this trim also has a remarkable boot space of 494 litres, which is good enough for placing a lot of luggage inside. Other aspects like cruise control, steering wheel with tilt and telescopic adjustment functions, gear shift indicator, power windows with one touch operation, rear center armrest, electrically adjustable outside mirrors and many other such features enhance the level of convenience.
The availability of several safety aspects in this trim makes the journey safe and hassle free for its passengers. Some of these features include airbags for driver and co-passenger, front and rear height adjustable head restraints, day and night inside rear view mirror, power windows with pinch guard function on all doors and a high mount stop lamp. Other than these, the list also includes electronic engine immobilizer with floating code, central locking system, three point seat belts for all occupants, fog lamps with static cornering lights, and the advanced anti-lock braking system as well.
1. Improved fuel economy adds to its advantage.
2. Exterior aspects and overall appearance is quite appealing.
1. Absence of Bluetooth connectivity is a drawback.
2. Can be offered with leatherette seat upholstery.
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