Volkswagen Vento facelift spied with updated headlamp cluster

  • Jan 04, 2016
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Recently, a Volkswagen Vento sedan was seen testing with redesigned headlamp cluster. The headlights seem to be accompanied by a set of LED daytime running lights (DRL). The pattern of the LED DRL appears to be similar to that on the Highline variant of Jetta. Rest of the visual ques remain common with the Vento that is currently on sale here in India. The tail lamp had the same horizontal stripes pattern that Volkswagen calls '3D effect tail lamps'. The turn indicators were mounted on the outside rear-view mirrors. The 15-inch Zirkonia alloy wheel design was carried over from the one seen on the Highline variants of Polo and Vento.

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In 2014, the Vento was updated with new diesel engines along with the addition of a dual-clutch seven-speed DSG. The heart transplant took away the 1.6 TDI diesel engine and replaced it with the 1.5 TDI, which is also seen in the Polo. The addition of a diesel automatic made it the only engine and transmission option besides the Verna's dated four-speed unit for those considering an automatic diesel in the C-segment space. Skoda's Rapid TDI DSG shares the same engine and transmission as the Vento making it mechanically identical. On the feature front, it was given the all-important cruise control, which makes a great companion for the automatic diesel variant.

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Later, in early 2015, a facelift was launched with mostly cosmetic updates, along with the claims of up to 7.5% improvement in the fuel-economy number. The most prominent feature was the addition of a three-slat chrome grille up front to give it a more upmarket feel followed by turn indicators on the outside mirrors. The door handles got a touch of chrome instead of getting dipped in chrome, making it look tasteful. Around the back, the car got redesigned 3D effect tail lamps. The Volkswagen nameplate was removed factoring in the increasing popularity of the brand's logo. New features include power-folding outside rear-view mirrors and cooled glovebox.




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