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    Volkswagen Vento

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    Turbo Edition 1.0L TSI
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    Volkswagen Vento Key Specifications

    Price₹ 8.69 Lakh onwards
    Mileage17.69 kmpl
    Engine999 cc
    TransmissionManual & Automatic (Torque Converter)
    Fuel TypePetrol
    Seating Capacity5 Seater

    Volkswagen Vento Summary

    The Volkswagen Vento has received a mid-life update with fresh set of cosmetic and feature upgrades. The new Vento is now available in flash red colour option, in addition to the existing colour options like the sunset red, reflex silver candy white, carbon steel, lapiz blue and toffee brown.

    Exterior

    Exterior changes, which are most significant for the sedan comprise a new grille, new front and rear bumpers and an updated design for the alloy wheels. The Volkswagen Vento gets a new GT Line edition that features a black roof, GT Line side foil and fender badge, black ORVM cap and a rear spoiler.

    Interior

    The cabin remains more or less unchanged and on top-of-the-line models, you get touchscreen infotainment system, climate control, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and an all-black colour scheme. It gets Volkswagen Connect, a connectivity suite that features trip tracker, trip sharing, driver behaviour and statistic tracking, fuel cost monitoring and service malfunction intimation to the dealer.

    Engine

    The Volkswagen Vento is being offered with a 1.6-litre petrol engine producing 103bhp/153Nm as well as a 1.5-litre diesel that produces 108bhp/250Nm. The 1.6-litre engine is only offered with a five-speed manual while the diesel can also be had with a seven-speed DSG. You also get a 1.2-litre turbo petrol producing 103bhp/175Nm. This engine is mated to the seven-speed DSG.

    Volkswagen Vento Price

    Volkswagen Vento price starts at ₹ 8.69 Lakh and goes upto ₹ 13.68 Lakh. The price of Petrol version for Vento ranges between ₹ 8.69 Lakh - ₹ 13.68 Lakh.

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    ₹ 10.00 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Manual, 17.69 kmpl
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    Vento Highline 1.0L TSI Automatic

    ₹ 12.34 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 17.69 kmpl
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    Vento Highline Plus 1.0L TSI

    ₹ 12.36 Lakh
    999 cc, Petrol, Manual, 17.69 kmpl
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    Vento Highline Plus 1.0L TSI Automatic

    ₹ 13.68 Lakh
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    CarWale's Take

    • Good Things
      • Impressive powertrain combination 
      • Best in class solid build quality
      • Balanced ride and handling
    • Could be Better
      • Dated styling and archaic interiors
      • Rivals offer more space
      • High ownership costs

    Vento Verdict

    The Vento has proved itself to become a better product than before. It has its USPs of a good quality all-round, good car to drive and a smooth torque converter automatic gearbox. Despite being adequately packed, it finds a tough time competing amongst strong products like the City, Verna and the Ciaz. And after being on sale for so long, there is a need for a generation change. 

    Vento Review

    This time we are going to tell five things that we like about the Volkswagen Vento TSI automatic and two things that we didn’t.

    Introduction

    The Volkswagen Vento is one of those cars in the Indian car market that’s earned a reputation for playing the long game. This car that you are looking at has been around in this very guise for a decade and in that time there’s been a whole host of updates to keep it fresh and relevant. The most recent updated was about a year ago where the Vento got some new features and is now offered only with a 1.0-litre TSI petrol motor. 

    Right Front Three Quarter

    This time we are going to tell five things that we like about the Volkswagen Vento TSI automatic and two things that we didn’t.  

    Positives

    1. Engine and Gearbox

    Engine Shot

    In the era of BS6, Volkswagen has culled the Vento’s powertrain line up in favour of turbocharged direct injection and in this case, a 1.0-litre TSI unit producing 109bhp/175Nm. It can be had with a six-speed manual or a six-speed torque converter. This combination replaces the legendary 1.2-litre four-pot and seven-speed DSG that had been a mainstay of VW’s performance offerings. 

    Left Front Three Quarter

    Put the car into D, ease off the brake, and the creep function lets you roll forward with surprising ease. Let the needle go past the 2,000rpm mark and you will be greeted with a surprising wave of torque that’s linear and unrelenting all the way to the redline. You will hit three-digit speeds quickly, a rather helpful feeling on the highway or even when you need to make your way around slower moving traffic. Of course, it’s not the most perfect system, as when you go hard on the gas, there’s a little bit of lag before the powertrain drops a gear or two and gives you the surge in momentum that you need. What’s more, there’s a sports mode where the revs are held a little longer, allowing for a better build of speed. 

    Gear Selector Dial

    But this is a gearbox of dual personalities. Combined with this engine, its strength lies in a strong mid-range with not much effort required to be in the thick of the action. In city conditions, where progress is slow, it’s best to leave the gearbox in D and let it do its thing in the background which it does with good precision and refinement. Even a slight flex on the throttle will give you a sufficient punch for quick overtakes. As we said before, the creep function is pretty strong which means that you need to be a bit cautious while inching forward in bumper-to-bumper traffic or tight parking lots.        

    Right Rear Three Quarter

    Will you really miss the seven-speed DSG and the 1.2-litre engine? Those of you that have driven the Vento TSI AT in the past will be able to tell that this powertrain combination isn’t as refined or smooth as its predecessor but with a view to keeping costs down without dampening the driving experience, this is a worthy substitute.  

    2. Ride

    The Volkswagen Vento both as an MT or as this TSI AT is underpinned by the McPherson struts in front and a semi-independent trailing arm setup at the rear. This top-of-the-line model gets 16-inch wheels and 185/60 section tyres.

    Right Side View

    The ride quality is on the firmer side at low speeds and this makes things noticeably bumpy if you are tackling bad roads. But go faster and the Vento comes into its own and takes everything in its path without much of a struggle. The smaller bumps and imperfections are done and dusted without sending much back into the cabin. The ground clearance is decent too and despite this slightly low nose, even large speed breakers are not an obstacle if you need to make quick progress. 

    3. Handling

    The Vento has always been a driver’s car among a lot of C-segment sedans currently on sale in India. Volkswagen has managed to find a good balance between comfort and handling, and it bodes well for the Vento. The steering has a certain heft to it which feels reassuring, both when you are attacking corners or navigating your way around massive potholes, craters, and everything in between. 

    Right Front Three Quarter

    It’s quick and quite accurate for a car in this class and size but, like its sibling the Skoda Rapid, it needs two-and-a-three quarter turns to go from lock-to-lock. This is something that becomes quite evident when you need to make a U-turn or park in a tight space.

    4. Exterior Design 

    Left Front Three Quarter

    We told you at the beginning of this video that the Vento has been around for a decade now. Well, so has its exterior design and this has been punctuated by regular updates over the last 10 years, each of which brought the car up to date with the era. The face gets this slim grille with the Volkswagen logo in the middle while bumper, in this latest update, gets this sporty design which is very similar to what was offered on the previous generation Polo GTi. 

    5. Build quality 

    Left Side View

    While the Vento might be a slightly old car, it has always had a reputation of being solidly built. It feels solidly built with everything well put together befitting the adage ‘German build quality’. One place where you can see this is when you open and close the doors, both of which are achieved with a reassuring thud.   

    Right Rear Three Quarter

    Negatives

    1. Feature list 

    Dashboard

    The feature list of this top-of-the-line Highline Plus AT includes the likes of the climate control, a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Car Play and Android Auto, cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, height adjustment for the driver’s seat, rear AC vents, two 12V sockets, one litre bottle holders in all doors, power windows and power mirrors, as well as auto-dimming IRVM.  

    Instrument Cluster

    In this day and age, meeting just the segment standard is no longer an impressive achievement. It’s missing features like cooled seats, sunroof, button start, inbuilt connected car technology, full-colour TFT for the instrument cluster, ambient lighting, folding rear seats, and even cup holders in the rear arm rest. This comes even more into focus when you look at how the Vento’s competition has grown in terms of both sedans and SUVs.   

    2. Dated interiors 

    Front Right Door Pad

    The cabin is a black and beige affair with hard-wearing plastics across most of the surfaces. It’s a similar story with the upholstery (also beige) as well as most of the other plastics across the cabin. The centre console stands out due to its silver frame while the steering gets glossy inserts and flat bottom design, a saving grace in what is otherwise a lacklustre front part of the cabin. However, the beige tone helps in uplifting the cabin and gives it an airy feel. 

    Front Row Seats

    An ergonomic oddity is the positioning of the front driver armrest. It blocks access to the handbrake and you have to reach over it each time to engage the handbrake. Space in the second row is adequate for two in comfort, as the middle occupant will have to contend with a transmission tunnel and the rear AC vents eating into legroom and knee room. It could, however, do with more under-thigh support and more cushioning for the seat base. The Vento is behind all its rivals in terms of dimensions but sitting in the car you do get a decent amount of headroom and shoulder room. 

    Conclusion

    Front View

    The Vento was the first car that VW developed and brought to India when it began operations here in the previous decade. It’s survived in that same avatar with regular updates over the years to keep it fresh. While that had worked well for a while, it’s started to show its age in terms of quality, especially when looked at against the competition.

    Rear View

    In what it is known for- driving dynamics and engine performance- it still right up there, call it if you will, is a driver’s car. The Vento also still feels solidly built backing up the term German build quality. However, when you look at interior quality and the feature list, the Vento’s age starts to show. The quality of materials used in the cabin feels at least a generation behind when compared to the competition and it matches all the basic requirements of the segment in terms of features but not much else.   

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    Vento Colours

    Volkswagen Vento 2021 is available/sold in the following colours in India.

    Sunset Red
    Sunset Red

    Volkswagen Vento Mileage

    Fuel TypeTransmissionARAI Mileage

    Petrol

    (999 cc)

    Manual17.69 kmpl

    Petrol

    (999 cc)

    Automatic (Torque Converter)17.69 kmpl

    FAQs About Volkswagen Vento

    Q: What is the on road price of Vento?

    The on-road price of Vento in Delhi starts at ‎₹ 9.73 Lakh and goes upto ‎₹ 15.86 Lakh.The on road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

    Q: Which car is better between Vento and Rapid TSI?

    Vento price start at ₹ 8.69 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 999 cc engine. Whereas Rapid TSI price start at ₹ 13.30 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 999 cc engine. Compare the two models to identify the best car for you.

    Q: What is price of Vento top model?

    Top model of Vento is Highline Plus 1.0L TSI Automatic and the ex-showroom for Vento Highline Plus 1.0L TSI Automatic is ₹ 13.68 Lakh.

    Q: What is the mileage of Volkswagen Vento?

    The Volkswagen Vento mileage is 17.69 - 17.69 kmpl.

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    Volkswagen Vento Price in India

    CityOn-Road Prices
    Mumbai₹ 10.13 Lakh onwards
    Bangalore₹ 10.52 Lakh onwards
    Delhi₹ 9.73 Lakh onwards
    Pune₹ 10.13 Lakh onwards
    Navi Mumbai₹ 10.13 Lakh onwards
    Hyderabad₹ 10.21 Lakh onwards
    Ahmedabad₹ 9.63 Lakh onwards
    Chennai₹ 10.04 Lakh onwards
    Kolkata₹ 9.65 Lakh onwards

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