Volkswagen Vento Review & Test Drive

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Volkswagen Vento Overview

German car major Volkswagen’s Indian wing has launched the new refreshed 2010 Vento facelift. In its new facelift version, the looks of the sedan get more stylish for a refreshing change. The Vento gets only cosmetic updates, and the most noticeable change is on its front face which comes in the form of a new honeycomb design. There are also some more small updates to the exterior of the vehicle.This stunning German sedan comes with a refreshed exterior and safety features and is available in the Indian car market in both petrol and diesel versions.

Volkswagen Vento Design

The car looks bigger as a result and this is enhanced by the three-slat chrome grille and a new attractive head lamp design. The fogs also serve as cornering lights for that extra illumination when turning and helps especially while parking in the dark.

The hood gets deeper crease lines, which are not immediately noticeable as different, but accentuate the bigger face for sure. The taillights are also new with a nice LED-like pattern. And there is some chrome thrown in for added measure to give that premium look. I have to say unlike my usual aversion to chrome, this works. I’m talking about a subtle chrome addition to the top of the door handles, and the chrome tipped exhaust. The boot release now has a soft-touch pad on the tailgate that again adds to that high-end quotient.Check for Volkswagen Vento price in Pune at Tryaldrive.

Volkswagen Vento Cabin

Once in, you are greeted with the usual Volkswagen’s top class use of materials and craftsmanship. In the top end Highline variant, Volkswagen uses Walnut Desert beige theme on the dashboard which look a tad more premium. The other variants, like the Trendline and Comfortline, get what VW calls Cloud TitanSchwarz colour treatment.The rest of the cabin is carried forward from the recent upgrade Volkswagen given to the Vento, including a smart flat bottom steering wheel. You can still adjust the front passenger seat from the back, and the rear seats continue to be fairly comfortable with decent head- and knee-room. The cabin now appears to be a bit more cheerful than before, but the change isn’t really drastic.

There are a little more features added to make the 2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift more attractive. This includes the introduction of Cruise Control which is a good addition if you frequent the highway. Then you get the convenient electrically folding outer rear view mirrors, a cooled glove box and a dead pedal to rest your left foot on.Other bits are carried forward from the older car like a 2-din audio system with USB, AUX and Bluetooth connectivity, and driver and passenger airbags and ABS to protect you and your family.It’s a well built cabin but the Vento still lacks some features like a rear camera, touchscreen and push button start which the competition is already offering.

Volkswagen Vento Gearbox

The Volkswagen Vento comes with a range of 3 engines out of which two are petrol and one diesel units. The 1.6-litre petrol is a 4-cylinder naturally aspirated unit that offers a 105PS of max power output and a peak torque of 153 Nm at 3800 rpm. The 1.2-litre petrol turbocharged mill is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission which produces 105PS of max power and 175 Nm of torque in between 1500 to 4100 rpm, and the 1.5-litre diesel mill produces 110PS of max power and 250 Nm of torque in between 1500 and 2500 rpm and is paired to a 7 speed DSG automatic gearbox or a 5-speed manual.

The 1.6-litre MPI petrol offers 16.09Kmpl, the 1.2-litre petrol delivers 18.19Kmpl, and the diesel mill offers a max mileage of 21.50Kmpl. However, the mileage depends upon the riding habits of the driver.

Volkswagen Vento Driving

The Volkswagen has always been a well sprung Sedan. The ride quality is definitely one of the biggest virtues the 2015 Volkswagen Vento has inherited from its forbearer. With McPherson Strut in front the semi-independent trailing arm suspension is tuned on the firmer side, while the high profile 15-inch tyres makes the Vento marches over bad roads and practically glides over the tarmac.Thanks to this setup and a precise and communicative steering, the 2015 Vento facelift has an absolute fun to drive dynamics. While negotiating turns it’s never fidgety, never loses it poise and is never unpredictable. This really boosts the driver’s confidence, making the Vento an obvious pick among its rivals.

Volkswagen Vento Safety

The sedan gets equipped with ventilated disc brakes upfront and drums brakes at the rear. Its safety features include ABS, electronic engine immobilizer, dual front airbags, rear parking sensors and speed sensing auto door locks. There are side airbags on the top-end variant. The DSG variant gets Electronic Stabilisation Programme with Hill-hold control.To know more information on Volkswagen Vento check Industrynewswire

Volkswagen Vento Price in Pune

Volkswagen Vento On Road Price is 10,22,966/- and Ex-showroom Price is 8,63,000/- in Pune. Volkswagen Vento comes in 6 colours, namely Toffee Brown,Reflex Silver,Candy White,Blue Silk,Carbon Steel,Titanium Beige. Volkswagen Vento comes with 2WD with 1598 CC Displacement and 4 Cylinders with Maximum Power 104 bhp@5250 rpm and Peak Torque 153 Nm@3800 rpm DRIVE TRAIN 2WD and reaches 100 KMPH at 11.7 seconds . Volkswagen Vento comes with Manual Transmission with 2WD .

Volkswagen Vento Round Up

The Volkswagen Vento is a great sedan with good looks, features and performance. It will give a good competition to its rivals with its updated looks.Over the years the Vento has established itself as a family Sedan that boasts of German build quality with comfortable seating and excellent driving dynamics. Now the 2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift offers a little bit more chrome, character and features making it an even more compelling buy.

 

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