Two engine options are available - 1.6-liter in either petrol or diesel avatar. There is also a choice of automatic (6-speed) or manual transmission (5-speed), with the former available only on the petrol highline trim.
The 1.6 liter petrol engine outputs 105PS @ 5250 rpm and a torque of 153NM @ 3800 rpm. It is paired with a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gear box and boast of fuel efficiency of 15.83 Km/l and 14.4Km/l respectively.
The diesel variant on the other hand comes equipped with the 1.6 litre engine paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox, with an output of 105PS @ 4400 rpm and a Torque of 250 NM @ 1500-2500 rpm and has a fuel efficiency of 20.54 Km/l.
The VW Vento is manufactured at the Chakan plant in Pune, Maharashtra.
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Volkswagen launches the New Vento at Rs 6.99 lakhs*
Delhi, August 12, 2010: Volkswagen, Europe’s largest car maker launched it’s much awaited entry level premium sedan the Vento today.
The Vento will be available to customers starting at Rs 6.99 lakhs, for the 1.6 litre petrol variant and Rs. 7.99 lakhs for the diesel variant, Ex. Showroom New Delhi.
Speaking about Volkswagen’s market introduction of the Vento, Mr. Neeraj Garg, Member of Board and Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd said, “The New Vento, which stands for best in class features and German engineering is poised to set a benchmark in its segment. Designed for the Indian market it will be a strong addition to our product portfolio.
Adding further he said, “The New Vento is an extension of our commitment towards the Indian consumers of providing the best quality products at competitive prices.”
The New Vento will go on sale from September 6, 2010 across India in all Volkswagen dealers.
The New Volkswagen Vento
The petrol variant of the Vento is equipped with a 1.6 litre engine with an output of 105PS @ 5250 rpm and a Torque of 153NM @ 3800 rpm. It is paired with a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gear box and boast of fuel efficiency of 15.83 Km/l and 14.4Km/l respectively.
The diesel variant is also equipped with the 1.6 litre engine paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox, with an output of 105PS @ 4400 rpm and a Torque of 250 NM @ 1500-2500 rpm and has a fuel efficiency of 20.54 Km/l.
The New Vento will be available in two trim levels including Trendline, Highline.
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 adjustable front co-driver seat from the rear, 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 information display including door opening warning, height adjustable driving seats, a steering wheel adjustable for reach and rake which improves the drivability of the passenger are also available.
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.