SPIED: Volkswagen Vento diesel DSG automatic spotted

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German car maker, Volkswagen is going to introduce the automatic transmission variant of its sedan, the Vento very soon. The new Vento diesel variant with the DSG automatic gearbox is likely to hit the showrooms this festive season and Volkswagen is testing the vehicle well before introducing it to their audience. The vehicle has been spotted several times near the company’s production facility in Chakan, Pune. The latest spy pictures have emerged from automotive website Top Gear which spotted the test mule on a petrol station.


The new Volkswagen Vento is expected to don a 1.5-litre diesel engine which would churn out 104bhp of power and will come mated with a 6-speed DSG transmission. This new engine will replace the 1.2-litre 3-cylinder TDI and the 1.6-litre TDI in the Polo and the Vento. We expect Volkswagen to introduce this variant in this festive season and price it Rs 90,000 to a lakh dearer to the current Vento.

Once launched, the new Vento automatic transmission will compete against Honda City and Hyundai Verna. This may also be Volkswagen’s strategy to offer a product that can hold the fort against the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz until the company comes up with a refreshed Vento.

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Source: Top Gear India via Facebook

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  • Dr Bhabajyoti says:

    Adding Vento TDI automatic is no doubt a good initiative by VW, but market pick up will depend on competitive price and mileage.

  • Dear Tarun,

    Even we feel that the automatic diesel variant will be a good addition. We just hope that Volkswagen price the Vento TDI automatic competitively.

    Thank you for your comments. Do keep us posted about your views.

  • Tarun Pal says:

    A diesel automatic car with a great auto gearbox like a dsg os need of the hour…a diesel automatic vento at a 11 lakh price point truly hits the sweet spot…though verna offers a diesel automatic option ,its 4 speed gearbox is ancient to say the least…cant wait to lay my hands upon the auto d vento