Volkswagen Vento Overview
There’s a sense of reassurance when you drive a Volkswagen Vento — the build quality and the way it rides — very few can actually boast of the same in its segment. Volkswagen’s simple but attractive design and tank like build has helped it become one of the largest car makers around the world. But most Indian car buyers prefer a dash of bling and the German’s understated design is one of the reasons it hasn’t been able to garner a larger share of the market in our country yet. So, in comes the 2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift with a little bit more chrome, character and features making the sedan an even more compelling buy. Book a test drive for Volkswagen Vento in Hyderabad at Tryaldrive.
Volkswagen Vento Design
Vento has always been a smart sedan, which owns a design that is both elegant and stylish. The 2016 version does not receive any changes to its outsides. However, it carries some attractive elements that make it a head turner on roads.In terms of dimensions, its rival Maruti Ciaz is 100mm longer and 31mm wider than Volkswagen Vento. As for the height, all its competitors are ahead of Vento. Even the ground clearance and wheelbase measurements are less than all other models.On the front, the first thing to catch your attention is definitely the wide radiator grille featuring three horizontally positioned slats. What highlights it further is the attractive logo, which sits exactly at the center of the grille. The neat chrome finishing to thin slats as well as insignia makes it look more striking.
The black finished halogen headlamps on either side of the grille is another element thats worth mentioning. Being large in size, its headlight cluster fits well with the design of its grille. In the mid and top spec trims, dual beam headlamps are also on the offer.Made of a heat insulating glass, its windscreen now gets rain sensing wipers thus, making the view more clear ahead. Talking about the bonnet, it slopes downward, while the minimal creases which gives it an appealing look.Nothing much to describe in its side profile except for the 15-inch Zirkonia alloy wheels that come adorned with high performance tubeless tyres of size 185/60 R145. Tubeless tyres of same size are used for the Comfortline grade as well. While the rest of the lineup gets robust steel rims, which are sized 14 inches in the Trendline trims. These radial tubeless tyres bear the size 175/70 R14.
Well designed outside rear view mirrors are also on the list, which gets neat body color. Side turn indicators are given as standard in all the variants.This sedan does look plain and lacks some style in its rear end however, a few aspects make it somewhat interesting to look at.The taillight cluster is quite bright and comes integrated with 3D effect lamps along with turn indicators.The bumper in its rear end is neatly carved, while the boot lid is embossed with company’s insignia and gives a good impression to the on-lookers.Coming to its boot compartment, it measures around 494 liters, which is indeed enough for placing a number of bags. However, Honda and Maruti are comparatively better in this point as, they are offering more luggage storage space than Vento.
Volkswagen Vento Cabin
The design of its internal section is left untouched in this facelift, however, some advanced equipments can be seen inside, adding to its features list. The cabin is neat good quality plastic materials and has space for five people who can feel convenient with ample head, leg as well as shoulder room.Inside the car, you can actually see the excellent work of the company’s designers who have combined the dual tone colour scheme and chrome elements to give it an elegant look. Especially, if you take a look at the dashboard, it looks so well designed and even the equipments are properly positioned thus, making it more convenient for the driver to control different functions with much ease.
A stylish centre console sits at the centre of the dashboard carrying aspects like the climatronic automatic air conditioning unit with rectangular shaped air vents, which are placed just above the music system. Dust, pollen filter and rear AC vent is also available.Undoubtedly, one of the important updates it has received is the dynamic infotainment display. This advanced unit is offered with a touchscreen display and also includes radio, navigation system and a few other functions. Meanwhile, the mirror link connectivity is definitely an add-on that lets you connect your phone to the car and access different functions effortlessly.
A power assisted steering column is on offer with tilt and telescopic adjustment functions that aid the driver in adjusting its position accordingly. Exactly behind it is a stylish instrument cluster that also holds a tachometer, tripmeter, as well as speedometer. For Volkswagen Vento check cidoc2015.in
Volkswagen Vento Performance
The Vento now also features the new 1.5-litre common rail turbo-diesel that we’ve also seen in the Polo and the new Skoda Rapid. The Vento receives the higher state of tune as in the GT TDI and the Rapid and so, makes 105PS of power at 4,400rpm and 250Nm of torque between 1,500-2,500rpm. It’s a refined mill that pulls cleanly from low down in the rev range and makes for quick progress on the open road. While it’s not the most powerful engine in this segment, the drop in displacement has not short changed the car.
The engine is mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. And now both this and the Rapid are the only diesel automatic transmissions in the segment. The 7-speed automatic is the same transmission from the Polo GT TSI . It’s a very smooth quick shifting gearbox and it features three driving modes – a regular D mode, S for Sport and a manual Tip tonic mode. In drive the shifts are quick and seamless allowing for smooth progress in regular conditions at part throttle but kick-down is a little slow when you prod on the pedal. In Sport mode the transmission holds gear at part throttle and will shift at redline when accelerating through the gears. The manual mode allows you to chose shift points and also holds a gear only shifting at redline or to prevent the engine from stalling. The Vento getting a dual clutch system and not a torque converter means that you should see great efficiency and in our tests, the Vento returned a respectable 21.4kmpl and 13.6kmpl in our highway and city runs. In our performance runs the automatic is just quicker than the old diesel car at 11.49s but we feel that this narrow margin is down to the automatic not allowing you to launch the car with high revs. With a manual transmission it could be faster still.
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
Safety elements are up to the mark in this upgraded Vento. In the entry level models, you will find aspects like dual front airbags, three point seat belts that are height adjustable at front, and electronic engine immobilizer with floating code. The rear parking sensors does the job of alerting the driver about any obstacle through audible signals, while the front and rear adjustable head restraints offers support and protection to your neck. Whereas the mid and top spec variants additionally gets hill hold control, and power windows with pinch guard function on all doors. Besides these, the advanced attributes like anti lock braking system as well as electronic stabilization program takes the security standards to next level.
Volkswagen Vento On-Road Price in Chennai ranges from 9,40,542 to 16,75,649 for variants Vento 1.6 Trendline Petrol and Vento DSG Highline Plus Sport Diesel respectively. Volkswagen Vento is available in 21 variants and 6 colours. Below are details of Volkswagen Vento variants price in Chennai.Check for Vento price in Chennai at Carzprice.
Volkswagen Vento Verdict
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.Volkswagen has made some smart changes to the Vento, freshening up what’s not broken (good looks) and adding new flavour under the hood as well in the form of a new diesel engine. At Rs 9.35 and Rs 10.49 lakh for the dual clutch automatic transmission in the petrol and diesel versions, respectively, you are getting some of the best automatic technology at a very competitive price. And this might just be the push the Vento needs to pick up its slacking sales and take the fight to the competition.