To be based on Volkswagen Group’s new MQB A0 platform, the next Volkswagen Vento is likely to be launched in 2018-19
We informed you earlier that Volkswagen has started working on the next generation VW Polo hatchback, which is likely to make its global debut this year. The same platform will be used to develop a compact SUV, a pick-up truck and a sedan. While the compact SUV has already been previewed as T-Cross Breeze concept, the sedan version could be the next generation VW Vento. The new Volkswagen Vento 2018 (Voyage or Polo Sedan) has been spotted testing for the first time on the Brazilian market.
The next generation Volkswagen Vento will be based on the new VW Group’s MQB A0 platform (Modular Transverse Matrix). The same platform will be used to develop next Polo and T-Cross Breeze compact SUV. If reports are to be believed, the new sedan will be offered with three engines – a 1.4-litre MPI petrol, a 1.2-litre TSI petrol and a 1.5-litre TDI diesel. Read More – Upcoming Volkswagen Cars In India
Volkswagen has recently launched the updated Vento sedan in the Indian car market, and the current model is expected to remain in the market for next 12-18 months. We expect the next model to come India by the end of 2018 or early 2019. A possible debut at 2018 Auto Expo can’t be ruled out. Read More – 2017 Volkswagen Polo Pictures & Other Details
|Minimum||Rs 10 Lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 15 Lakh|
The next model is expected to get a longer wheelbase and will be more premium than the current model. We expect the next Vento to be priced in the range of Rs 10 lakh to Rs 15 lakh. Read More – Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze Compact SUV
|Engine||1.4L MPI Petrol, 1.2L TSI Petrol & 1.5L TDI Diesel|
|Gearbox||6-Speed MT & 7-Speed DSG Automatic|
The current Vento is available with three engines – a 1.2-litre TSI, a 1.6-litre TSI petrol and a 1.5-litre TDI diesel. The 1.6L unit is expected to be replaced by the new 1.4-litre EA-211 turbocharged engine or 1.4-litre TSI unit. The diesel engine is capable of producing 108bhp of power and a peak torque of 250Nm. On the other hand, the 1.2-litre turbocharged unit is good for 103bhp of power and 175Nm of torque. Transmission options are likely to include a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG automatic unit.
The next generation Vento is expected to be more fuel efficient than the current model. We expect the petrol version to return around 20kmpl, while the diesel model could deliver around 25kmpl.
The spotted model shares most of its design elements from the next Polo, which has already been spied testing several times on European streets. The bumper, headlamps, grille, bonnet, doors and windshield seems identical to the next Polo hatch. The model will be based on the smaller VW MQB-A0 platform. The new model will have wider base and a longer wheelbase than the current model, which is based on PQ-24 platform. European media reports that the new model will have a wheelbase of 2,560mm, which is about 10cm more than the current car.
Going by the spyshots, it is visible that the sedan gets new LED wraparound taillamps, newly designed C-pillar (Thicker than the current model), round shaped doors and larger boot space. There are no interior images of the sedan available, but we expect the new model to get feature rich and premium cabin. It is likely to get a touchscreen infotainment system, multi-functional steering wheel, leather seats, automatic climate control, etc.
Image Source – Motor 1 Brazil