Just eight months after its first update, the Volkswagen Vento has once again gone through a host of changes and now comes with new exterior bits. The cosmetic changes on the facelifted Vento include a new bumper, a Passat-like grille and horizontal fog lamps with integrated cornering lights.
The rear gets a modified bumper with a chrome strip that exudes style, and refreshed tail-lights. Apart from that, chrome bits have been added to the door handles, the tail-pipe and the boot as well. Unlike in 2014, when the Vento upgrades just included new head-lamps and 15-inch alloys on the outside, the changes this time around seem to be more comprehensive.
On the inside you get a lighter colour scheme and a bit more equipment. Moreover, top trims of the Vento will now get cruise control, a cooled glovebox, a dead pedal, external boot release and auto-folding mirrors.
Under the hood, the engine running the Vento facelift will remain the same: a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine making a 103bhp, a 1.6-litre petrol churning out 104bhp, and a 1.5-litre diesel engine making 103.2bhp. Power will be delivered to the wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox and also a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox that Volkswagen rolled out as a part of its 2014 update on the Vento.
Competition in the mid-size sedan space has been picking up with the Ciaz, City and facelifted Verna catching the fancy of buyers. But with this second facelift to the Vento in such a short span, Volkswagen has clearly shown keenness to make its presence felt.
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