Next-gen Volkswagen Vento takes shape

All new VW Polo-based sedan to be sold globally; based on low-cost MQB A0 platform.

1
photo
Next-gen Volkswagen Vento takes shape

Representational image.

Volkswagen has begun work on an all-new sedan based on the upcoming Polo hatchback which will likely see a global unveil in March this year.

While the current-generation Polo-based sedan (Vento for India) is sold in select markets only, the next-gen sedan is likely to be sold in more countries, especially in markets like Brazil, where it will replace the Volkswagen Voyage sedan which is based on an outdated PQ24 platform that dates back to 1999.

The next-gen Polo sedan, like the upcoming Polo hatchback will be based on VW’s new MQB A0 architecture which will also underpin an all-new SUV in future. The first set of spy photos of fully camouflaged models has emerged from Brazil which gives us a basic hint of what the next-gen Vento will be like. It is likely to have a 2,560mm wheelbase which is 7mm more than the current model. This marginal increase in wheelbase is likely to translate into better rear legroom.

Under the hood, the new Polo sedan is likely to carry over the same set of engines as the current model with incraesed amount of localisaiton, so expect a 1.5-litre diesel engine, a 1.2-litre TSI petrol for India and larger capacity petrol engines for the international markets like Russia and Brazil.

Image source

Copyright (c) Autocar India. All rights reserved.
See more about:  new volkswagen vento
We bring you drives of the Maruti Ignis, the Skoda Kodiaq, the new 5-series and take you on a trip from India to Paris in a Renault Kwid. All that and lots more inside!
What's in this issue?

comments powered by Disqus

notSet

Representational image.
Trending Now
Latest News
Ford Mustang to be present at the Autocar Performance Show
The muscle car will be showcased from January 19-22; it comes with a...
4 hours ago   1 picture
Ducati 1299 Panigale Superleggera launched at Rs 1.12 crore
At 156kg, the Superleggera is about 10kg lighter than the standard Panigale;...
6 hours ago   3 pictures
2017 Nissan GT-R to be showcased at Autocar Performance Show
The sportscar is powered by a 570hp 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6; does 0-100kph...
8 hours ago   1 picture
Tata Hexa vs rivals: Specifications comparison
Tata is betting big on the Hexa, its properly loaded premium crossover will...
9 hours ago   1 picture
Tata Hexa price, variants explained
Tata Hexa is priced from Rs 11.99 lakh; comes in three trim levels; powered...
10 hours ago   1 picture

Autocar Magazine

Issue: 209 | Autocar India: January 2017

We bring you drives of the Maruti Ignis, the Skoda Kodiaq, the new 5-series and take you on a trip from India to Paris in a Renault Kwid. All that and lots more inside!
Autocar Magazine
Latest Poll
When seated at the rear do you buckle up?



or View results
Always
  20%
 
Sometimes
  31%
 
Never
  49%
TOTAL VOTES: 275

Vote now
View previous Polls »