Volkswagen has launched the Vento today. The Vento will be available to customers starting at Rs. 6.99 lakhs, for the 1.6 litre petrol variant and Rs. 7.99 lakhs for the diesel variant, Ex. Showroom New Delhi. The New Vento will go on sale from September 6, 2010 across India in all Volkswagen dealers. The New Vento will be available in two trim levels including Trendline, Highline (see feature list here). It will be manufactured at Volkswagen’s Chakan plant with an annual capacity of 110,000 cars.

“The New Vento, which stands for best in class features and German engineering is poised to set a benchmark in its segment. Designed for the Indian market it will be a strong addition to our product portfolio. The New Vento is an extension of our commitment towards the Indian consumers of providing the best quality products at competitive prices,” Mr. Neeraj Garg, Member of Board and Director, Volkswagen India said.

The petrol variant of the Vento is equipped with a 1.6 litre engine with an output of 105PS @ 5250 rpm and a Torque of 153NM @ 3800 rpm. It is paired with a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gear box and boast of fuel efficiency of 15.83 Km/l and 14.4Km/l respectively. The diesel variant is also equipped with the 1.6 litre engine paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox, with an output of 105PS @ 4400 rpm and a Torque of 250 NM @ 1500-2500 rpm and has a fuel efficiency of 20.54 Km/l.

The interior is equipped with storage compartment in front doors for 1 litre Bottles, sunglass storage inside glove box, foldable roof handles with coat hooks, front and rear centre armrest, cupholders and “Livon” fabric upholstery are proof of the sure instinct of high design quality which interprets the classic elements of the Vento in a contemporary way. In exteriors too, the Vento offers Body colored bumpers, Chrome inlays in front grille, body coloured exterior door handles and mirrors (Highline), rough road package with increased ground clearance and partially zinc coated body with 6 years anti-rust warranty.

With regards to safety, the Vento Highline is equipped with ABS, Front Airbags for driver and co-driver, Anti Theft system with interior surveillance and back up alarm. On comfort, the Vento Highline offers adjustable front co-driver seat from the rear, CD MP3 Player with 4 speakers, electrically adjustable outside mirrors, climatronic automatic air conditioning with rear AC vents, remote control for central locking. Multi function information display including door opening warning, height adjustable driving seats, a steering wheel adjustable for reach and rake which improves the drivability of the passenger are also available.

The Vento Price List (ex-showroom, New Delhi) : –

  • 1.6L Petrol Trendline (Manual) – Rs 6,99,000
  • 1.6L Petrol Highline (Manual) – Rs 8,23,500
  • 1.6L Petrol Highline (Automatic) – Rs 9,21,500
  • 1.6 L TDI Trendline (Manual) – Rs 7,99,000
  • 1.6L TDI Highline (Manual) – Rs 9,23,500