The Vento facelift gets cosmetic upgrades that are extremely subtle with no changes to the powertrain, continuing with the two petrol and one diesel engine options.
The Volkswagen Vento was launched in 2010 in India and is one of the more capable offerings in the C-segment sedan space overshadowed by the Honda City in terms of sales. However, the German auto giant has been working on updating the Vento for the Indian market and while it introduced the diesel automatic version last year, the sedan will get a cosmetic facelift later this year around the festive season that we recently spotted testing sans camouflage.
Changes on the 2015 Vento facelift are extremely subtle and include the three-slat chrome grille, new headlights from the Polo with the blackened treatment and new elements as well as a mildly tweaked bumper that now gets redesigned fog lamps as part of the package. The side profile sports no changes save for the alloys. The rear though has extremely subtle updates comprising of the chrome applique moved above the license plate enclosure on the boot-lid while the tail light gets new graphics for an LED-like finish while retaining the same shape. The bumper gets a new scoop on the lower section.
Power on the new Volkswagen Vento facelift will continues to come from the 1.6-litre as well as the 1.2-litre petrol motor engines while diesel power will come from the 1.5-litre unit that is essentially a detuned version of the earlier 1.6-litre motor. The sedan will be available with the 5-speed manual and 7-speed DSG transmission options with both engines sending power to the front wheels. The interiors will be carried over from the outgoing model but do expect to see a marginal revision in pricing.