Put a boot on your hatch and turn it into a sedan; It has been a successful formula that has been used by many car manufacturers in India. Volkswagen, the German car giant, also fell in love with him and delivered a trunk-equipped version of the Polo under the name Vento. It was not the first time we had seen a sedan evolving from a hatchback, as the concept was started much earlier by Tata Motors with their Indigo CS, which was soon followed by Maruti Suzuki with the boot version of Swift, namely, Swift Dzire. The concept might have been the same for Vento, but what really set it apart from those sedans was that it wasn’t an entry-level sedan, but it was India’s first premium midsize car that was an extended version of its hatchback.
Volkswagen Vento debuted two 1.6L engine options in India with one gasoline and one diesel. The Vento’s gasoline unit is a 16-valve DOHC four-cylinder engine. It produces a maximum power of 105 hp at 5250 rpm and a torque output of 153 Nm at 3800 rpm.
The 1.6L diesel engine of the Volkswagen Vento produces a power of 105 hp with its maximum torque of 250 Nm reaching 1500 rpm.
Now recently Volkswagen has added another 1.2L turbocharged gasoline engine to the lineup. This engine has a power output of 105bhp which is similar to the 1.6L engine, but it gets a huge increase in its torque output and generates a massive 175Nm of torque which is available starting at 1500rpm. This engine is only available with a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
In its segment, Vento’s cabin quality is often rated the best in many Volkswagen Vento reviews. The quality of the plastics, fit and finish of the Vento’s interior makes you feel like you’re sitting in a sedan that is above its segment. The car comes equipped with many features like driver’s seat height adjustment, tilt and telescopic steering, automatic climate control with rear air vents. There are also front and rear center armrests on Vento with cup holders for the rear seat. The Volkswagen Vento Highline variant is also equipped with vital safety features like ABS and two-stage front airbags.
The Volkswagen Vento price range varies from INR 7.32 lakhs to INR 9.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). Volkswagen offers a decent package at a justified price and that is why Vento became the first car in India to dethrone the Honda City from the top position in its segment.