The VW Vento borrows its engine from the Ameo and now makes 108bhpThe VW Vento borrows its engine from the Ameo and now makes 108bhp
Subsequent to the introduction of the Ameo diesel, Volkswagen has now turned its attention to its popular C-segment sedan. The updated diesel engine that debuted in the Ameo has now been plonked in the Vento. This unit makes 108bhp as opposed to the 103bhp from the previous model. Torque rating however remains unchanged at 250Nm. This unit comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission as well as a 7-speed DSG. Volkswagen claims the manual transmission Vento to return an efficiency of 22.27km/l while the DSG claims 22.15km.l. This engine has also been introduced in the recently launched Skoda Rapid facelift. (Also Read: Skoda Rapid facelift launched at Rs. 8.34 lakh) The petrol-powered Volkswagen Vento will remain unchanged.
Aside from the minor changes to the engine, the refreshed Vento will also come draped in a new Silk Blue shade same as the Ameo. The refreshed Vento will not have any other cosmetic or mechanical changes. List of features too will remain as is, with the base Vento fitted with dual airbags and ABS. Other features include a touchscreen infotainment system with MirrorLink, rear parking sensors, rain sensing wipers, sped sensing auto-lock, height adjustable driver seat, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, lane change indicator and more.
The updated Volkswagen Vento will compete against its cousin, the recently launched Skoda Rapid Facelift along with the Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the Fiat Linea.