When the Volkswagen Vento was unveiled about a month ago, the German car manufacturer had us guessing about the price of the new sedan. But now Volkswagen has announced the prices of Vento, and trust us, you are up for a happy surprise.
With prices starting at Rs 6.99 lakh for the 1.6-litre petrol Trendline manual version, ex-showroom Delhi, Vento is much cheaper than Honda City. As far as competitors like Fiat Linea, Hyundai Verna Transform and Maruti Suzuki SX4 are concerned; Vento is relatively on the expensive side.
Well, if you like the prices, you can certainly book one for yourself without further delays, for the company has opened the bookings for Vento. But it would not be before September 6, 2010, that the company will start delivering the sedans. Vento, after the Passat, Jetta, Touareg, Beetle, Phaeton and Polo, is the seventh offering of the company in the Indian market.
Volkswagen has launched the much awaited Vento in both petrol and diesel variants. The petrol variant Vento is equipped with 1.6 litre engine that generates an output of 105bhp @ 5250 rpm and a torque of 153NM @ 3800 rpm. It is coupled with a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Now, the fuel efficiency of the Vento which reaches up to 15.83 Km/l would certainly be a cause of worry to the competitors.
The diesel variant of the Vento is equipped with a 1.6 litre engine that is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox, with an output of 105PS @ 4400 rpm and a Torque of 250 NM @ 1500-2500 rpm and has a fuel efficiency of 20.54 Km/l. The New Vento (petrol and diesel) will be available in two variants including Trendline, Highline. While the Trendline is available in two colours, Candy White, Flash Red, the Highline will be available in Reflex Silver Metallic, Shadow Blue Metallic, Terra Beige Metallic and Deep Black Pearl.
The interior of the new Vento is quite contemporary and classy. Equipped with a storage compartment in front doors for 1 litre Bottles, sunglass storage inside glove box, foldable roof handles with coat hooks, front and rear centre armrest, cupholders and “Livon” fabric upholstery, the Vento looks classic.
Keeping in mind the driving comforts, the Vento is equipped with multi function information display including door opening warning, height adjustable driving seats and a steering wheel adjustable for reach and rake.
Coming to the exteriors, Vento Trendline comes with 14″ wheels with wheel caps and the Highline comes with 15″ alloys. Both the variants of the Vento feature body colored bumpers, chrome inlays in front grille, body coloured exterior door handles & mirrors (Highline), rough road package with increased ground clearance and partially zinc coated body with 6 years anti-rust warranty.
When it comes to the safety features, Vento is a sure-shot winner. The new car features ABS, front airbags for driver and co-driver, Anti Theft system with interior surveillance and back up alarm and fog lights.
Speaking about Volkswagen’s market introduction of the Vento, Mr. Neeraj Garg, Member of Board and Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd said, “The New Vento, which stands for best in class features and German engineering is poised to set a benchmark in its segment. Designed for the Indian market it will be a strong addition to our product portfolio”.
He further added, “The New Vento is an extension of our commitment towards the Indian consumers of providing the best quality products at competitive prices.”
The prices of the Vento and its variants are as under (All prices ex-showroom, New Delhi)
• 1.6 Trendline Petrol (manual): Rs 6.99 lakh
• 1.6 Highline Petrol (manual): Rs 8.23 lakh
• 1.6 Highline Petrol (automatic): Rs 9.21 lakh
• 1.6 Trendline TDI Diesel (manual): Rs 7.99 lakh
• 1.6 Highline TDI Diesel (manual): Rs 9.23 lakh
Volkswagen Vento Specifications
Vento 1.6 liter petrol
Power : 104 Hp @ 5250 rpm
Torque : 153 Nm @ 3800 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic
Vento 1.6 liter TDI diesel
Power : 104 Hp @ 4400 rpm
Torque : 250 Nm @ 1500-2500 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Wheels : 14″ wheels with wheel caps (Trendline); 15″ alloys(Highline)
Mirrors/Door handles : Black (Trendline); Body coloured (Highline)
Fog Lamps : No (Trendline); Standard(Highline)
Colour: Black and Beige (Trendline); Black and Beige (Highline)
Steering, gear knob : No leather finish (Trendline); Leather finish (Highline)
Seat fabric : Livon fabric (Trendline); Livon superior fabric (Highline)
Rear Armrest : No (Trendline); Yes (Highline)
ABS : No (Trendline); Yes (Highline)
Airbags : No (Trendline); 2, Driver & passenger (Highline)
Fog lamps : No (Trendline); Front & Rear (Highline)
Engine Immobilizer : Yes (Trendline); Yes (Highline)
AC : Yes (Trendline); Climate control (Highline)
Remote locking : No (Trendline); Yes (Highline)
Rear AC vents : Yes (Trendline); Yes (Highline)
ORVM adjust : Internal (Trendline); Internal, electric (Highline)
Boot release : Internal (Trendline); Remote (Highline)
Defogger : Yes (Trendline); Yes (Highline)
Music system : No (Trendline); CD/MP3 4-speakers (Highline)
Trendline : Candy White, Flash Red
Highline : Reflex Silver Metallic, Shadow Blue Metallic, Terra Beige Metallic, Deep Black Pearl
Volkswagen Vento detailed specifications -
Vento Features: (Trendline)
14″ steel wheels with full wheel caps •Chrome inlays in front grille to the left and right of the Volkswagen logo•Body coloured bumpers• Black exterior door handles & mirrors• Halogen headlights• Partially zinc coated body with 6 years anti-rust warranty • Rough road package with increased ground clearance
Front doors with storage compartments including holder for 1 litre bottle • Rear doors with storage compartments• Storage compartment for sunglasses inside the glove box• Fully lined trunk and trunk floor • Trunk illumination• Foldable roof handles with coat hooks(3x) • Warning triangle holder • Center console including 2 cupholders • Front centre armrest including cupholder for rear seat• Front center console including 12V outlet• Rear seat backrest, Fixed Gear lever surround, inner door handles & AC vents with chrome•2 tone anti-glare dashboard, Black & Beige• Sun visors with ticket holder on driver’s side • Sun visors with vanity mirror on passenger’s side • Livon” fabric upholstery
Safety & security
Height adjustable 3 points front seat belt•3-point safety belts for rear outboard occupants, lap belt for rear middle occupant• Front headrests and rear headrests, height-adjustable • High mount stop lamp• Day night rear view mirror• Front disc brakes • Electronic immobilizer• Comfort & Convenience
Power steering, rake & reach adjustable • AC with rear AC vents• Central locking• Push-push’ type fuel lid opener, centrally lockable• Outer rear view mirrors manually adjustable from inside• All four power windows, with driver side one touch down• Electric trunk opening • Rear defogger• White
instrument back-lights• Parking lights • Radio preparation with speaker & antenna pre-wiring • Front intermittent wipers• Dust and pollen filter•14″ steel spare wheel
Candy White • Flash Red
Vento Features: Highline (Additional over Trendline)
• Body colored outside mirrors and door handles • 15” Alloy wheels • Chrome strip on trunk• Paint, metallic and pearl effect• Chrome finish on front air dam and fog light surrounds • Green wedge at top section of windshield
Co-driver seat adjustable from rear seat for additional leg room• Interior Chrome package •Genuine leather wrapped steering wheel, gear shift knob, hand brake lever and gear shift boot• Rear centre arm rest • “Livon” superior Upholstery
ABS• Front Airbags for driver and co-driver• Anti Theft system with interior surveillance and back up alarm• Fog light, front & rear
Comfort & Convenience
Electrically adjustable outside mirrors • Climatronic automatic air conditioning •Comfort power windows •Height adjustable driver seat• Remote control for central locking, incl 2 keys • Multi function info display including door opening warning • Radio with CD player MP3 and four speaker including roof Atenna•14” steel spare wheel
Reflex Silver Metallic •Shadow Blue Metallic • Terra Beige Metallic •Deep Black Pearl