Volkswagen India has commenced the production of the Vento from its Chakan plant near Pune. The Vento saloon, specifically designed for the Indian market, will be powered by 1.6-litre diesel and petrol engines, both producing 105bhp and 25.51kgm and 15.61kgm torque respectively. The 1.6-litre petrol motor will get a six-speed automatic option along with the five-speed manual gearbox. The diesel will only be available with five-speed manual transmission. To be launched this Diwali in Trendline and Highline variants, the Vento is expected to be priced between Rs. 7-9 lakhs.

“India is a strategic long-term growth market for the Volkswagen Group. The start of production of the Vento not only marks another milestone in our journey but also reiterates VW’s commitment to India,” Joerg Mueller, President and MD, VW India said.