Volkswagen unveiled the facelifted Polo hatchback at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and it has been on sale in various European markets since March this year. The German automaker has now updated its Polo-based Vento sedan for the year 2014.
The car retains the same overall shape and design elements but like the hatchback it gets multiple changes all over. Its fascia now comprises restyled headlamps, a redesigned bumper and the addition of chrome embellishments. The design of the alloys is also changed while redesigned tail lamps and bumpers can be seen at the back.
The facelifted Volkswagen Vento will get exactly the same interiors of the facelifted Polo hatchback. Changes include a slightly revised steering wheel which by the look of it is now leaning towards the flat bottom units found in much larger cars in the VW stable.
The graphics of the instrument cluster have changed along with an updated infotainment system which can optionally be fitted as a touch system. Also new to the option list is the rear camera. On the safety front Volkswagen is now offering a post collision braking system, city emergency braking and adaptive cruise control. The rest of the interiors including seat fabrics, buttons, switches, stalks as well as the cubby holes have been carried over from the outgoing model.
The petrol Vento powered is offered with two engines-the 1.6-litre MPI engine that has been mated to a five-speed manual and is available in three variants Trendline, Comfortline and Highline. The other option is the 1.2-litre TSI motor that comes paired to a seven-speed DSG gearbox and is available in Comfortline and Highline trims.
The diesel variants get the 1.5-litre TDI mill mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, this is offered in Trendline, Comfortline and Highline variants. The other model powered by the 1.5-litre TDI engine is mated to the seven-speed DSG transmission is available in Comfortline and Highline variants.
The VW Vento competes in the C-segment with the Hyundai Verna, Skoda Rapid, Nissan Sunny, Renault Scala and the Honda City. It also competes with the Renault Duster and the Nissan Terrano in terms of price.