Volkswagen Vento Overview
Post the Polo GT TDI drive experience, we had a go at the facelifted Vento TSI. The good bit with the Vento is that, unlike the Polo one can order it with petrol and diesel engines with dual clutch automatic transmissions. We’ve extensively experienced the Vento TDI DSG before but now, it is time for the 2019 Volkswagen Vento TSI review. Buckle yourself.
Volkswagen Vento Appearance
The 2019 Volkswagen Vento comes with many interesting updates to its exterior design which makes the sedan look quite sporty. On its face, there is a new honeycomb grille with a chrome line running in the centre. The new bumper consists of stylish LED headlights with Day Light Running lamps in a black finish and the lower half is taken by fog lamps at both corners.
Its side looks flamboyant with body-coloured door handles with a chrome strip, body hued wing mirrors with turn blinkers and brilliant alloy wheels. The car’s rear design features 3D effect tail lights and the boot lid comes with the company logo embossed on it. Additional chrome dose on the tailgate with the blacked-out lower section and exhaust pipe complete the classy look.Check for Volkswagen Vento Test Drive in Chennai at Tryaldrive.
Volkswagen Vento Comfort
The refreshed sedan is endowed with beautiful interiors that offer a refreshing look and feel to the vehicle on the inside. The 2019 Vento comes with a sophisticated dual-tone colour scheme accentuated with classy chrome trimmings. The car is done with high-quality materials and scratch-resistant superior plastic surfaces which definitely enhances the overall up-market appeal.
There is premium ‘Cloud Titanschwarz’ fabric upholstery with a black interior theme for the Trendline mid-range trims and the higher Highline variants get premium two-tone leatherette upholstery and ‘Walnut Desert Beige’ interior theme. The sedan offers a multi-function console and steering wheel, cooled glove box, leather-wrapped gearshift and steering wheel, front and rear centre armrest, 12V power socket, trunk illumination and much more.
Volkswagen Vento Engine
That’s where all the difference lies. Under the hood, Volkswagen has now cut the petrol engine capacity by 400cc, but this doesn’t mean loss of power. Because it is turbocharged, this 1.2-litre motor produces a healthy 104 bhp of power and a class-leading 175 Nm of torque. But the best thing about the car is its gearbox—the Vento TSI gets the high-tech 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox, which not only shifts gears faster than you can realise, but also contributes to better fuel economy. Volkswagen claims an ARAI-certified mileage of 16.93 kmpl per litre for the Vento TSI.
You only have to slightly nudge the accelerator to realise what this small but mighty engine is capable of. In fact, on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway, an ‘excited’ Nissan Sunny driver tried to race our review car. The next moment we slotted the gearbox into the Sport mode and floored the accelerator pedal. In no time the DSG sprung into action, changed gears at exactly the right time the engine demanded, and all the 104 horses of the engine came into play. In a few seconds, the Sunny driver was far, far behind. The Vento TSI touches 0-100 kmph in a shade under 11 seconds and has a top speed of about 185 kmph. In the 40-100 kmph kickdown (fully depressing the accelerator), we recorded a time of under 9 seconds. The car also provides a decent ride on bad roads.
Efficiency-wise, the Volkswagen Vento TSI delivered close to 13kmpl overall (the claimed number is 18kmpl). This is despite the repeated high speed runs as well as slow traffic crawls. More often than not, we let the DSG do its thing but when needed, the manual mode was a bit more rewarding. Put the gear lever into Sport and both the transmission modes will equally delight – redline shifts and slightly raspier exhaust note. We do wish though that the brakes were a tad sharper.
Volkswagen Vento Driving
The high speed stability as well as the ability to climb to triple digit numbers on the speedometer rather quickly, are impressive. The cornering as well as handling manners too are good. Thankfully, the Vento facelift gets a rear parking camera too.The Vento offers good performance and superior handling. The ride of the sedan is mature and absorbs most of the bumps. Vento performs really good on the highways.Check car loan for Volkswagen Vento at Fincarz.
Volkswagen Vento Safety
Early this year when it was reported that some of the most popular compact cars sold in India failed crash tests done by Global NCAP, almost immediately Volkswagen announced dual front airbags as standard fitment on all variants of the Polo. That says something about Volkswagen’s commitment towards safety. The Vento TSI, too, gets ample safety features, such as dual airbags at the front, anti-lock brakes (ABS), electronic stabilisation programme (ESP), hill-hold function, electronic engine immobiliser, pinch guard safety for all four power windows, etc.
Volkswagen Vento Price in Bangalore
Volkswagen Vento On Road Price is 10,68,818/- and Ex-showroom Price is 8,63,000/- in Bangalore. Volkswagen Vento comes in 6 colours, namely Toffee Brown,Reflex Silver,Candy White,Blue Silk,Carbon Steel,Titanium Beige. Volkswagen Vento comes with 2WD with 1598 CC Displacement and 4 Cylinders with Maximum Power 104 bhp@5250 rpm and Peak Torque 153 Nm@3800 rpm DRIVE TRAIN 2WD and reaches 100 KMPH at 11.7 seconds . Volkswagen Vento comes with Manual Transmission with 2WD .To kow more details on Volkswagen Vento check Basna
Volkswagen Vento Verdict
The Volkswagen Vento is an executive sedan offered in India by the German carmaker. It is powered by one diesel and two petrol engine option. The diesel engine and the smaller 1.2 litre petrol engine are offered with a DSG dual clutch automatic gearbox while the diesel engine is also offered with a 5 speed manual transmission. The larger 1.6 litre petrol engine is mated only to a 5 speed manual transmission. Key safety features offered in the Volkswagen Vento are ABS (Anti lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), dual front airbags, engine immobiliser as standard. Higher versions also get Electronic Stability Program, Hill Hold Assist and anti pinch function on all power windows.