Volkswagen will launch an updated Vento for MY2019 later this month. IAB has learnt that the new model will come with a new exterior colour, refreshed interior and enhanced safety.
The MY2019 updates are aimed at injecting some freshness into the fast ageing VW Vento. On the outside, the sedan will feature diamond-cut wheels in the Highline trim. Its colour palette will include a new metallic blue paint shade that should be similar to the Skoda Rapid Onyx Edition's Lapiz Blue. The interior will have a lighter colour tone and will feature a new touchscreen infotainment system that will have the VWConnect App.
The 2019 Volkswagen Vento will be available with chest-level airbags for the front occupants in addition to the standard dual front airbags. Moreover, the rear AC vents console will gain a 12V power socket. Other than this, the list of equipment will include electric folding and adjustable outside rear view mirrors, art leather seat upholstery, chrome interior accents, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob and a rear parking camera.
Mechanically, the Vento will remain entirely unchanged. It will be available in three engine variants - 1.6-litre MPI N/A petrol engine (105 PS/153 Nm) mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, 1.2-litre TSI turbo-petrol engine (105 PS/175 Nm) paired with the 7-speed DSG transmission and 1.5-litre TDI turbo-diesel (110 PS/250 Nm) engine that works in conjunction with a 5-speed manual transmission or the 7-speed DSG transmission.
The current VW Vento's prices range from INR 8.38 - 14.03 lakh (ex-showroom). The 2019 Volkswagen Vento will launch around Dussehra and is likely to cost INR 10,000 more than the current model.