Spied – VW Vento facelift diesel with DSG snapped inside out

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Here are the first images fully revealing the 2014 VW Vento (facelift), ahead of its launch which will take place in the coming days.

2014 VW Vento facelift revealed front
A new color, new alloy wheels and headlights are the body changes on the Vento facelift.

Like the new Polo, the Vento too gets new dual-barrel headlight clusters, and that is as far as changes go on the front. Designers have left the grille and front bumper untouched. Over to the sides, the Vento gets a new alloy wheel pattern, and a new body color (which is called Toffee Brown on the Jetta).

Inside, the tachometer of this Vento confirms it to be a diesel model, and as seen inside, the transmission is a DSG automatic unit. Like the new Polo, the Vento too gets the new flat-bottomed steering wheel, redesigned instrument cluster and silver inserts for the center console.

2014 VW Vento facelift revealed interior
The interior is similar to that of the new Polo’s.

Also read: New Skoda Rapid with 1.5 TDI and DSG launching on September 25

Mechanically, the Vento will ditch its 1.6-liter TDI engine for the new 1.5-liter TDI seen on the Polo. This engine is likely to produce 105 PS (103.52 bhp) at 4,400 rpm and 250 Nm of torque between 1,500-2,500 rpm. The 5-speed manual will be a standard fitment, and the 6-speed DSG will come on the top-end variant.

Competitors: Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Skoda Rapid, Ford Fiesta, Nissan Sunny

Expected Price: INR 7.5-11 lakhs, ex-Showroom

Launch date: In the coming days

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[Spy images from Team BHP]

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