Close on the heels of the Polo Sedan’s launch in Moscow a couple of days back, Volkswagen India has announced that the local market will get their hands on the entry-level sedan by autumn (October). As we told you many times over, the car will be powered by 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engine options with the possibility of manual as well as automatic transmissions. When the car goes on sale this Diwali, it will don the ‘Vento’ name tag and will take on the likes of the Honda City, the Fiat Linea, Maruti Suzuki SX-4 and the Ford Fiesta. Click on ‘MORE’ to read the entire Press Release that Volkswagen issued for the Vento.
New Delhi, June 3, 2010 – Volkswagen, today announced that it will launch its all new Sedan, the New Vento in the Indian market in autumn this year.
It will be the brand’s second volume model after its successful launch of the new Polo and will be coming as a premium entry level Sedan in the country.
The New Vento will be manufactured at Volkswagen’s plant in Chakan, Pune and has been completely designed to the needs and expectations of the Indian consumer.
The New Vento will be available in diesel and petrol variants, both which will be powered by 1.6 L engines and will be available in manual and automatic (petrol version with AT) transmissions in the market.
Its timeless, pure and authentic design clubbed with the quality engineering, sturdiness and driving dynamics which is a characteristic of the Brand Volkswagen will set a benchmark in its class.
Commenting on the New Volkswagen Vento, Mr. Neeraj Garg, Member of Board and Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd. said “The new Vento is a major milestone for the Volkswagen Brand in India. We have taken into consideration all the preferences and requirements of our customers in India for this vehicle. It will meet the premium demands of our future customers.”
Volkswagen has ensured that the New Vento is equipped with features like excellent suspension to provide great drivability on Indian roads, strong air conditioning to take care of extreme Indian weather, convenient legroom including comfortable rear seats, high ground clearance, safety features like Anti Braking Systems (ABS) and airbags and even a strong horn, necessary for safe driving in India.
The New Vento will be the seventh model from the Brand Volkswagen for the Indian market.