Volkswagen is prepared to launch the Vento TSI in the coming weeks that is intended to replace the 1.6 MPI Automatic variant. The Vento TSI will replace the naturally aspirated 1.6-litre petrol motor, mated to a 6-speed conventional automatic transmission with the 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine, mated to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission, which is also seen on the Polo GT TSI. The 1.2-litre TSI petrol engine produces 105 PS of power with 175 Nm of torque, whereas the 1.6-litre MPI petrol produces a similar 105 PS of power with 153 Nm of torque.
Power figures on the Vento TSI is almost the same as the MPI engine but with the improved low end torque and double clutch transmission, we can expect the Vento TSI to return higher fuel economy. Some of the safety features on the Vento TSI include ABS, EBD, dual airbags, Hill Hold Control and Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP). Convenience features on the new offering includes tilt and telescopic steering, multimedia system with Bluetooth, AUX, USB connectivity, steering mounted audio controls, rear parking sensors, Leatherette seats and automatic climate control with rear AC vents.
On the styling front, the Vento TSI remains unchanged inside out apart from the TSI badging on the boot (no GT moniker for the Vento). The pricing will be revealed at the time of launch but we expect the Vento TSI to launch with a relatively higher price tag of around Rs. 50,000/- over the Vento MPI AT. Currently, the Vento MPI AT retails at Rs. 9.21 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). Volkswagen is planning to replace all the naturally aspirated petrol engines across its lineup with turbocharged units within the next 3-4 years.
Source – Team-BHP