LIVE from the Launch: 2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launched at INR 7.70 lakh

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Volkswagen has just launched the all-new 2015 Vento facelift in India and our man is currently at the launch event in Delhi. The 2015 model of the Vento is mostly a cosmetic update, but the German carmaker has also made some important tweaks under the now more aerodynamic bonnet to improve the fuel economy of this saloon car. VW claims 7% more fuel efficiency for the petrol Vento and 2% better fuel efficiency for the diesel Vento. For the 2015 model, the German carmaker has given the Vento new features on the inside as well as the exterior. Two new colours have also been introduced – Carbon Steel and Titanium Beige. Volkswagen has launched the facelifted model of the Vento at prices starting at INR. 7.70 lakh* (1.6 MPI with manual transmission) and going up to INR 11.64 lakh* (1.5 TDI with DSG transmission).

* Ex-showroom, Mumbai.

2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launch venue (1)

The launch venue for the 2015 Volkswagen Vento Facelift.

Volkswagen has announced that the 2015 Vento will be available with a choice of three engines; a 1.6-litre MPI and 1.2-litre TSI petrol engines, and a 1.5-litre TDI diesel mill. The TSI car will only be available with a 7-speed dual-clutch DSG transmission, whereas the TDI-equipped new Vento will come with a choice of either a 5-speed manual or DSG automatic. The 1.6 MPI engine makes 105 PS of power and 153 Nm of torque; the 1.2 TSI unit makes 105 PS of power and 175 Nm of torque, and the 1.5 TDI mill produces 105 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque.

2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launch Michael Mayer Director VW India

Michael Meyer, Director, Volkswagen India

2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launch Kamal Basu VW India Marketing Head

Kamal Basu, Volkswagen India Marketing Head

Images of the new Volkswagen Vento:

2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launch (front) (2)

2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launch (front) (1)

2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launch (side) (2)

2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launch (rear)

2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launch interior (1)

2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launch interior (2)

New features available on the 2015 VW Vento facelift:

  • Electrically-foldable wing mirrors with integrated LED turn indicators.
  • Higher intensity foglights with integrated cornering lights.
  • New chrome front grille and redesigned alloy wheels, and additional chrome on the door handles, boot lid and exhaust tip.
  • Cruise control function and a cooled glovebox for added convenience.

Prices for the 2015 VW Vento facelift (ex-showroom, Mumbai):-

2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launch prices (2)

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Volkswagen promises improved fuel efficiency figures for the 2015 Vento:

2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launch fuel economy figures

Improvement in fuel economy is more noticeable in the petrol Vento

New interior and exterior features on the 2015 Vento facelift:

2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launch features and design (3)

Cornering lights are integrated into the foglights

2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launch features and design (4)

The flat-bottom steering wheel holds the buttons to control the infotainment system

2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launch features and design (1)

Dead pedal adds to the convenience on long drives

At the launch of the new Vento, Volkswagen confirmed that they will be introducing 5 new models in India in 2015, including the facelifted Vento, a compact saloon (probably the ‘Bora’), Passat and the Tiguan compact SUV.

To read our comprehensive review of the 2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift, click here.

Keep watching this space as we update you with more images and details of the 2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift.

Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India, at the launch of the New Vento in Delhi (2)
Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India, at the launch of the New Vento in Delhi (1)
2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launch interior (2)
2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launch interior (1)
2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launch venue (2)
2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launch venue (1)
2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launch slide
2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launch prices (2)
2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launch Michael Mayer Director VW India
2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launch Kamal Basu VW India Marketing Head
2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launch fuel economy figures
2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launch features and design (4)
2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launch features and design (3)
2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launch features and design (1)
2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launch (side) (2)
2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launch (side) (1)
2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launch (rear)
2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launch (front) (2)
2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift launch (front) (1)

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