Volkswagen has finally unveiled the Vento sedan at Delhi earlier this afternoon. The Volkswagen Vento would reach showrooms by October 2010.
The Vento sedan has been launched with 2 engines on offer a 1.6 liter petrol engine and 1.6 liter diesel engine and only the petrol engine would get a 6-speed automatic transmission as an option. The Vento would be offered in only two trim levels, Trendline and Highline.
The base version we feel is crippled for a car that is playing in this segment. It lacks essentials like body coloured handles and mirrors and comes only in two colors, red and white.
Pricing details haven't been revealed but we expect Volkswagen to price the Vento between 7.25 to 9 lakh Rupees.
Volkswagen Vento Specifications -
Vento 1.6 liter petrol
Power : 104 Hp @ 5250 rpm
Torque : 153 Nm @ 3800 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic
Vento 1.6 liter TDI diesel
Power : 104 Hp @ 4400 rpm
Torque : 250 Nm @ 1500-2500 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Wheels : 14" wheels with wheel caps (Trendline); 15" alloys(Highline)
Mirrors/Door handles : Black (Trendline); Body coloured (Highline)
Fog Lamps : No (Trendline); Standard(Highline)
Colour: Black and Beige (Trendline); Black and Beige (Highline)
Steering, gear knob : No leather finish (Trendline); Leather finish (Highline)
Seat fabric : Livon fabric (Trendline); Livon superior fabric (Highline)
Rear Armrest : No (Trendline); Yes (Highline)
ABS : No (Trendline); Yes (Highline)
Airbags : No (Trendline); 2, Driver & passenger (Highline)
Fog lamps : No (Trendline); Front & Rear (Highline)
Engine Immobilizer : Yes (Trendline); Yes (Highline)
AC : Yes (Trendline); Climate control (Highline)
Remote locking : No (Trendline); Yes (Highline)
Rear AC vents : Yes (Trendline); Yes (Highline)
ORVM adjust : Internal (Trendline); Internal, electric (Highline)
Boot release : Internal (Trendline); Remote (Highline)
Defogger : Yes (Trendline); Yes (Highline)
Music system : No (Trendline); CD/MP3 4-speakers (Highline)
Trendline : Candy White, Flash Red
Highline : Reflex Silver Metallic, Shadow Blue Metallic, Terra Beige Metallic, Deep Black Pearl
Volkswagen Vento gallery -
Volkswagen Vento Unveiling Press release -
Volkswagen unveils the New Volkswagen Vento in India
New Delhi, July 6, 2010:
Volkswagen, Europe’s largest car maker unveiled its new sedan the New Volkswagen Vento in New Delhi today.
“For the Volkswagen Group, India is an important strategic growth market, as we continue to grow our volumes and market share in this automotive boom market with our brands Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda”, Christian Klingler, Group Board Member for Sales and Marketing commented during the car presentation.
In the first six months of 2010, the Group delivered 16,900 vehicles in India, showing an increase of more than 100 percent and therefore a higher growth than the overall market (+29 per cent).
“This clearly reflects the success story of Volkswagen in India and builds a strong base for our long term goal to achieve 8-10 per cent market share for the Group”, Klingler continued.
Speaking about the showcasing of the Vento, Mr. Neeraj Garg, Member of Board and Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd said, “The Volkswagen Vento is a completely new product offering from Volkswagen in India. It will be another important brand pillar for us to stimulate the brand’s growth in the country.”
He further added “The Vento stands for German engineering, Best in Class Features. This particular model has been specifically designed with the expectations and wants of our customers in mind, making the Vento set benchmarks in its class.” he concluded.
The New Volkswagen Vento
The New Volkswagen Vento will be available with a petrol and diesel variant. The petrol variant is equipped with a 1.6 litre engine with an output of 105PS @ 5250 rpm and a Torque of 153NM @ 3800 rpm.
The diesel variant is also equipped with the 1.6 litre engine with an output of 105PS @ 4400 rpm and a Torque of 250 NM @ 1500-2500 rpm.
It will be available in two trim levels including Trendline, Highline. The petrol variant is paired with a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gear box and the diesel variant is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The interior is equipped with storage compartment in front doors for 1 litre Bottles, sunglass storage inside glove box, foldable roof handles with coat hooks, front and rear centre armrest, cupholders and “Livon” fabric upholstery are proof of the sure instinct of high design quality which interprets the classic elements of the Vento in a contemporary way.
In exteriors too, the Vento offers Body colored bumpers, Chrome inlays in front grille, body coloured exterior door handles & mirrors (Highline), rough road package with increased ground clearance and partially zinc coated body with 6 years anti-rust warranty.
With regards to safety, the Vento Highline is equipped with ABS, Front Airbags for driver and co-driver, Anti Theft system with interior surveillance and back up alarm.
On comfort, the Vento Highline offers CD MP3 Player with 4 speakers, Electrically adjustable outside mirrors, Climatronic automatic air conditioning with rear AC vents, Remote control for central locking. Multi function info display including door opening warning, height adjustable driving seats and a steering wheel adjustable for reach and rake which improves the drivability of the passenger.
The Vento will establish a leadership position in its class with category defining attributes of space, style, comfort and safety. It will be manufactured at Volkswagen’s Chakan plant with an annual capacity of 110,000 cars and will be available through Volkswagen’s 47 dealerships across the country.
Volkswagen, the largest carmaker in Europe sells its broad model range from the Fox to the Phaeton in more than 150 countries worldwide. Volkswagen currently offers the Jetta and Passat, assembled in Aurangabad for the Indian consumers. Also available on sale now is the iconic New Beetle, the powerful SUV Touareg, Phaeton and the New Volkswagen Polo.
Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd.
Volkswagen Vento detailed specifications -
Vento Features: (Trendline)
14" steel wheels with full wheel caps •Chrome inlays in front grille to the left and right of the
Volkswagen logo•Body coloured bumpers• Black exterior door handles & mirrors• Halogen
headlights• Partially zinc coated body with 6 years anti-rust warranty • Rough road package with
increased ground clearance
Front doors with storage compartments including holder for 1 litre bottle • Rear doors with storage
compartments• Storage compartment for sunglasses inside the glove box• Fully lined trunk and trunk
floor • Trunk illumination• Foldable roof handles with coat hooks(3x) • Warning triangle holder • Center
console including 2 cupholders • Front centre armrest including cupholder for rear seat• Front center
console including 12V outlet• Rear seat backrest, Fixed Gear lever surround, inner door handles &
AC vents with chrome•2 tone anti-glare dashboard, Black & Beige• Sun visors with ticket holder on
driver's side • Sun visors with vanity mirror on passenger's side • Livon" fabric upholstery
Safety & security
Height adjustable 3 points front seat belt•3-point safety belts for rear outboard occupants, lap belt for
rear middle occupant• Front headrests and rear headrests, height-adjustable • High mount stop lamp•
Day night rear view mirror• Front disc brakes • Electronic immobilizer•
Comfort & Convenience
Power steering, rake & reach adjustable • AC with rear AC vents• Central locking• Push-push' type
fuel lid opener, centrally lockable• Outer rear view mirrors manually adjustable from inside• All four
power windows, with driver side one touch down• Electric trunk opening • Rear defogger• White
instrument back-lights• Parking lights • Radio preparation with speaker & antenna pre-wiring • Front
intermittent wipers• Dust and pollen filter•14" steel spare wheel
Candy White • Flash Red
Vento Features: Highline (Additional over Trendline)
• Body colored outside mirrors and door handles • 15” Alloy wheels • Chrome strip on trunk• Paint,
metallic and pearl effect• Chrome finish on front air dam and fog light surrounds • Green wedge at top
section of windshield
Co-driver seat adjustable from rear seat for additional leg room• Interior Chrome package •Genuine
leather wrapped steering wheel, gear shift knob, hand brake lever and gear shift boot• Rear centre
arm rest • “Livon” superior upholstery
ABS• Front Airbags for driver and co-driver• Anti Theft system with interior surveillance and back up
alarm• Fog light, front & rear
Comfort & Convenience
Electrically adjustable outside mirrors • Climatronic automatic air conditioning •Comfort power
windows •Height adjustable driver seat• Remote control for central locking, incl 2 keys • Multi function
info display including door opening warning • Radio with CD player MP3 and four speaker including
roof Atenna•14” steel spare wheel
Reflex Silver Metallic •Shadow Blue Metallic • Terra Beige Metallic •Deep Black Pearl