- Launched at RUB 7,92,900 or INR 8.37 lakh approx.
- Features updated styling and all-new interiors
- Based on Volkswagen's PQ25 architecture
Volkswagen has launched the new Vento in Russia. Prices start at RUB 7,92,900 or INR 8.37 lakh approx. Like the Russian-spec Skoda Rapid, the new Volkswagen Vento continues to be underpinned by the PQ25 platform, which is the same architecture that forms the basis for the current-gen India-spec Vento and Rapid. The new Vento, however, gets a completely updated exterior styling and an all-new cabin.
On the outside, it features LED projector headlamps, 16-inch alloys and LED taillights. And like the Rapid, the new Volkswagen Vento gets a notchback design. Inside, it is a thoroughly modern affair, with a layered dashboard and multiple screens. It features Volkswagen's 10.25-inch Active Info Display for the instrument cluster and an eight-inch Composition Media floating touchscreen system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Under the hood, the Russian-spec Volkswagen Vento is available with two petrol engines and three gearbox options. The base trim gets a 1.6-litre MPI unit that develops 90bhp and 155Nm, coupled to a five-speed manual transmission. The mid-spec version gets the same motor in the 110bhp and 155Nm tune, and is paired to a six-speed manual gearbox. The top-spec variant uses a 1.4-litre TSI turbo-petrol unit that pushes out 125bhp and 200Nm, and is offered with a seven-speed DSG automatic.
Closer to home, Volkswagen India will launch the new-generation Vento towards the end of 2021. But unlike the Russian model, the Indian version will be based on the MQB A0-IN platform, which it will share with the Volkswagen Taigun and the new Polo.