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Refreshed Volkswagen Vento launched at Rs. 7.44 lakh

Refreshed Volkswagen Vento launched at Rs. 7.44 lakh
Parichay Malvankar
Written by Parichay Malvankar

Volkswagen India has launched the refreshed 2014 version of the Vento sedan at a starting price of Rs. 7.44 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai).

Price list:

  • 1.6L MPI: Rs. 7.74 – Rs. 8.87 lakh
  • 1.2L TSI DSG: Rs. 9.35 – Rs. 9.92 lakh
  • 1.5L TDI: Rs. 8.57 – Rs. 9.90 lakh
  • 1.5L TDI DSG: Rs. 10.49 – Rs. 10.94 lakh

The biggest change on the refreshed model is the new downsized 1.5L TDI engine which churns out 104 BHP of power and 250 Nm of torque. Apart from a 5-speed manual transmission, one can also opt for a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. For petrolheads, you still get the same 1.6L MPI motor pumping 104 BHP and 153 Nm mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and a 1.2L TSI engine producing 104 BHP and 175 Nm mated to a 7-speed DSG transmission.

Changes on the 2014 version include:

  • 7-Speed DSG (petrol and diesel) available in comfortline and highline variants
  • Dual barrel, smoked out headlamps
  • New front grille
  • 15″ Spokane alloy wheels
  • Chrome ring on the fog lamps
  • Minor revisions to tail lamps
  • New Toffee Brown exterior paint
  • New 3-spoke steering wheel with piano black inserts and integrated controls and flat bottom
  • Silver centre console
  • Ambient lights
  • Bigger MID

Safety features on the Vento include ABS, EBD, dual front airbags, and ESP and Hill Hold on the DSG transmission variants.