With the quantity of new technology flood the market, car manufacturers need to make sure their portfolio is current. Volkswagen has now followed the trend to a certain extent, and ever since the launch of the Vento back in 2010, they have been updating the car with minor cosmetic changes, but nothing significant in terms of design and construction. The last important update on the Vento was in 2014 when the 1.6-liter diesel was replaced by the 1.5-liter gas, and DSG automatic was introduced, followed by a facelift in 2015. The most recent update is the one which you see, so let’s get right to it.

Volkswagon Vento Car Interior Review

The Vento now gets styling cues in the Polo GTI sexy hatchback. The grille is now slick and the three slats are replaced by honeycomb mesh pattern with a notable VW emblem in the center. The back also has the GTI-inspired bumper with a chrome-tipped exhaust.

Volkswagen Vento delivery review
Volkswagen Vento delivery review

The clean layout of the dashboard hasn’t been changed and you still have the black and beige motif from the cottage. Fit and finish amounts are remarkable as well, and although there aren’t many soft-touch plastics, they’re scratch-resistant. The front seats are wide, comfortable, and provide good side and under-thigh support. Getting into the rear seats is pretty easy, and there are good levels of legroom and headroom as well. The backrest here, however, feels a bit vertical, and the seats do not offer much under-thigh support. Moreover, the transmission tube makes seating a passenger in the center difficult.

Concerning attributes, the top-spec Highline Plus version gets LED knobs with DRLs, 16-inch alloys, four airbags, ABS (Anti-lock braking system), auto-dimming inside mirror, static cornering lights, ESP (Electronic Stability Program), Hill-hold control, static cornering lights, touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. In terms of convenience, you get cruise control, automatic wipers, reverse parking camera with detectors and auto-leveling headlamps. Together with the facelift, the Vento currently gets Volkswagen Connect — a telematics and vehicle assistance system which allows users to join their car to their smartphone via an information dongle fitted into the on-board diagnostics (OBD) interface of the automobile. Once linked, clients can utilize attributes like trip monitoring, fuel price monitor, driving behavior, location sharing, SOS calls as well as book service appointments.

Walksqagon Vento Engine Review

The engine alternatives for your Vento are the sameĀ  the BS4-compliant, 105hp, 1.6-liter petrol with a 5-speed manual, a 105hp, 1.2-litre turbo-petrol dual-clutch automobile, and a 110hp, 1.5-liter diesel which gets 5-speed manual and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic options. The car we have with us is the 1.5-liter gas automatic and not much has changed in how it drives. Refinement amounts at idle are average compared to that of recent diesel cars like the Hyundai Verna 1.6 and the Maruti Ciaz 1.5. The typical diesel clatter is present at idle and the cottage will get boomy at high revs. Turbo lag is well masked and electricity delivery is linear. The dual-clutch unit is smooth going through the gears and it complements the engine’s strong mid-range nicely. Even when you demand immediate energy, the gearbox is quick to downshift and gives you the necessary boost for a quick overtake.

The bigger wheels do include a little bit of stiffness into the ride quality, but, overall, it remains absorbent. The suspension operates quietly, with just sharp potholes sensed and heard from the cabin. The steering is light at city weights and speeds up adequately on the highways, but there’s not much feedback or feel in the corners.

Can I purchase one?
Additionally, how the Vento has existed for more than two years without a major makeover is very evident. And though the equipment list was kept current, it still falls short in certain areas compared to its closest rivals like the Hyundai Verna, Honda City, and the Maruti Ciaz.

It’s powered by a tried-and-tested, punchy petrol engine mated to one of those smoothest-shifting automatics, also it has a robust build quality which feels as though it is designed to last a lifetime. That is what brings the customers for this, and although Volkswagen might not have started on a fresh sheet of paper because of this specific Vento, it remains relevant in the segment.


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