VW Polo And Vento Spotted Testing On Road

  • Mar 13, 2019

While everyone is thinking about the second-gen VW Polo and Vento, the German automaker seems to have other plans. Volkswagen is looking forward to launching a cosmetically-upgraded Polo and Vento in the near future. This comes to light after the spy shots of both the models circulated the web. The camouflaged versions of the Polo as well as the Vento have been spotted testing in the country.

Despite a heavy camouflage, we could identify that the Vento’s rear bumper has been redeisgned. It looks similar to the one on the Russian-spec Polo GT (for unawares Vento is called Polo in Russia). The Vento in Russia comes with a dual-tone rear bumper which is not the case with the Indian-spec Vento. It has a single-tone bumper here.

Talking about the expected design changes, we expect that the new Polo twins will take design cues from the Russian-spec model. The Russian-spec Polo GT has front grille and bumper similar to that of the India-spec Polo GTI, which has been discontinued now. Though it has chrome inserts instead of the GTI’s red ones.

Under the hood, the chances of the models to come with same powertrains as before are on the higher side. There are two petrol engines that power the present-gen Vento, the 1.6-litre unit with 5-speed manual transmission that produces 105PS of power and 153Nm of torque and the 1.2-litre TSI with a 7-speed DSG that churns out 105PS and 175Nm. The 1.5-litre diesel, on the other hand, comes with either a 5-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG producing a max power of 110PS and a peak torque of 250Nm.

With BSVI emission norms coming into effect next year, we expect that the automaker will offer the new Vento with only a petrol-powered engine. Also, it might borrow the 1.0-litre petrol engine from the Polo and Ameo. It will have a turbocharger to keep up with the power and torque figures.

Additionally, there is an updated Ameo on the cards as well. It is likely to be similar to the current Vento, featuring new front bumper, horizontal chrome front grille and restyled taillamps. The updated VW models are expected to go on sale later this year.

Currently, the VW Polo retails at a starting price of Rs 5.70 lakh, while the VW Vento at Rs 5.82 lakh (both prices ex-showroom India). We expect the prices of the new models to be around the same mark.

Images Credit : Team BHP


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