Volkswagen Vento Slated For A Mild Update, Launch This Festive Season

  • Sep 15, 2016
German car manufacturer, Volkswagen has a cosmetic update of the Vento sedan up its sleeve. The carmaker is readying the c-segment sedan for the upcoming festive season to give prospective customers a new reason to buy the car.

Recently captured spy-images of the soon-to-be-launched Vento reveal changes to the headlamps and alloy wheels. The headlamps get LED units in addition to daytime running lights. The multispoke alloy wheels, while similar in design to the current ones, are done in black. Besides these, there are no changes to the Vento, at least on the outside.

[caption id="attachment_105518" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Layout remains the same but headlamps now get LED lights[/caption]

Since only Highline trim of the Vento comes fitted with alloy wheels, it is safe to assume that the update is based on the Highline variant only. Currently, Vento Highline features cruise control, automatic rain-sensing wipers, automatic climate control, rear parking sensors, electrically foldable and adjustable ORVMs, leather upholstery and leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel with piano black finish, cooled glovebox, two airbags, ABS and touchscreen infotainment system.

When launched, this new variant of the Vento will be the first in its segment to get LED headlamps. Currently, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is equipped with projector headlamps in all variants while Skoda Rapid gets halogen-type projector head lights in the Style and Style Plus trims. Fourth major player in the segment, the Honda City, still features halogen head lights in all variants.

Volkswagen has made continuous efforts in the past to keep the Vento fresh. The most recent update to the Vento was introduced in June 2016 when a special edition of the Vento called the Vento Celeste was launched. This special edition was also based on the Highline variant of the Vento.

The upcoming update to the Vento is expected to be cosmetic only and it will therefore continue to be powered by the same set of petrol and diesel engines. Vento petrol Highline variant is priced between Rs 10-11.5 lakh ex-showroom while diesel Highline falls in the Rs 11-12.5 lakh ex-showroom bracket. Considering the upcoming update to be a mild one, Volkswagen might not increase the prices considerably.

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