Update - Volkswagen has officially launched the Vento Sport in India. The limited edition model gets, glossy black spoiler and roof foil, black carbon finish ORVM, 16-inch Portago alloy wheels, side foils and a chrome badge “Sport” on the fender. It is available in four trims - 1.2 L TSI Highline, 1.2 L TSI Highline+, 1.5 L TDI Highline MT, 1.5 L TDI Highline DSG and 1.5 TDL Highline+ DSG. All variants cost the same as the regular variants.
March 3, 2018 - Volkswagen has silently introduced the VW Vento Sport in India. The company is yet to reveal the prices of the Sport variant.
The VW Vento Sport is distinguished from the regular VW Vento with a number of additional styling features. Volkswagen equips it with carbon-fibre finish ORVMs, chrome ‘Sport’ badge on the front fenders, glossy black roof foil, 16-inch Portago alloy wheels, black side foils and glossy black rear spoiler.
Volkswagen hasn’t revealed any more details of the VW Vento Sport other than the aforementioned styling features. However, the full LED headlamps with DRLs suggest that it is most likely in the range-topping Highline Plus grade. This means that its list of equipment should include electric folding and adjustment functions for the ORVMs, chrome interior accents, leatherette seat upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob, touchscreen infotainment system and a rear parking camera as well.
The VW Vento Sport’s technical specifications are still unknown. The regular VW Vento is available with a 1.6L MPI petrol engine coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission, a 1.2L TSI petrol engine paired with the 7-speed DSG transmission and a 1.5L TDI diesel engine that sends power to the wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission or the 7-speed DSG transmission.