Volkswagen India will launch the new Vento sedan with new 1.5-litre TDI diesel engine in the country on September 24. The updated Vento sedan gets subtle changes to both exteriors and interiors. But, the major upgrade is given to its engine lineup. The vehicle now gets a new 1.5-litre turbo diesel unit that also powers the new Polo diesel.
The Volkswagen Vento facelift is expected to get new front fascia which include new bumper and grille flanked by sharper headlamps. It is expected to get dual-slat chrome grille, while the top-spec models could get LED lights as optional feature. Its rear is also likely to get reworked bumper and tail lamp assembly. Inside the cabin, the new Vento likely to get new multi-functional steering wheel, centre console, updated infotainment system, etc.
The new 1.5-litre diesel motor is basically a stripped down version of the previous 1.6L TDI motor. This will allow the company to price the new Vento more competitive to the market. The new 4-cylinder turbo unit churns out a maximum power output of 105bhp and a peak torque of 250Nm. The engine will be paired to a five-speed manual transmission gearbox as standard. A seven-speed DSG automatic transmission will come as optional. With this, the Vento will be the second diesel automatic car after Verna in its league.
The petrol version of the sedan is likely to remain unchanged. It will get the same 103bhp 1.2-litre TSI and 1.6-litre MPI engine. While the 1.2L motor is coupled to a seven-speed DSG gearbox, the 1.6L MPI features a 5-speed manual gearbox.