The Volkswagen Vento has been one of the distinctive compact sedans in the country. It is a good choice for enthusiasts with its strong engine and capable gearbox. The Vento will now get a new engine as well as a new gearbox. Find out the exact details about the changes below.
Vento 1.0 litre engine
The Vento will now get the company’s three-cylinder 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine. This engine even after having a smaller capacity produces 115bhp and 200Nm of torque. For reference, the previous 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine produced 103bhp and 175Nm of torque. The gearbox has also been changed and it does not get the tried and tested DSG gearbox of VW. Instead, it gets a six-speed torque converter. This will have two benefits namely, it will cost around 50,000 lesser than the DSG gearbox. Also, the DSG seemed to have some issues with the stop-start traffic in the country. But DSG gearboxes are very good for performance as well as fuel efficiency. It will also get a manual gearbox that was previously not offered in the turbo petrol variant. This will further reduce the prices of the Vento top variant and therefore it can now appeal to wider audiences.
Vento 1.0 litre features
The Volkswagen Vento 1.0 litre is expected with touch-screen infotainment screen, cruise control, all-LED headlamps, rear view camera, parking sensors, and many other competitive features. It is expected to have a new set of alloy wheel design. The BS6 model might come with new colour options as well, which may include dual-tone and funky colour options.
The Volkswagen Vento 1.0 litre will be part of VW’s INDIA 2.0. The INDIA 2.0 is the ideology to make the Volkswagen group’s vehicles affordable by localising the manufacturing process. The target is that more than 90% of parts should be localised to implement the ideology. The INDIA 2.0 will be handled by Czech automaker Skoda.
As said earlier, the Vento 1.0 litre will possess most of the local parts, which eventually will decrease the cost of the vehicle. The manual variant is expected to be around Rs 75,000 to Rs 1,00,000 cheaper than the 1.2 TSI DSG variant. While the 6-speed automatic is expected to be 40,000-50,000 cheaper than the DSG variant. For reference, the Highline plus petrol variant costs around Rs 13.17 lakhs(ex-showroom). It will be competing against the Honda City and Skoda Rapid.