After the Polo went through a successful heart surgery, it is the Volkswagen Vento which will have a change of heart this time. The 1.6L Diesel powerplant in the sedan will now now be replaced by the new 1.5L TDI unit that also does duty in the regular and GT variant of the Polo. However, the Vento diesel will be mated to a 7-speed DSG this time, along with the regular 5-speed manual gearbox. The 1.5L TDI unit in the Vento will develop 105 bhp along with peak torque of 250NM and after the Verna, will be only the second sedan in its segment to offer an automatic diesel option.
To be launched on September 24, the Vento might also receive a few cosmetic changes in the form of new bumpers, revised head lamps, new design for the alloy wheels and minor updates in the cabin. Petrol variants are expected to continue with the existing 1.2-litre TSI and 1.6-litre MPI engines. The 1.2-litre TSI variant is mated to a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox, while the 1.6-litre MPI engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.