Volkswagen India will launch quite a few new models by the end of this year. These include new variants of the Polo and the Ameo Diesel. A significant new model will be the 2016 Vento facelift. The new Volkswagen Vento 2016 India debut took place at the Auto Expo 2016. This upcoming facelift is now expected to launch in this year’s festive season. The new Volkswagen Vento 2016 facelift will feature some styling updates and a new Diesel engine. The Petrol engine options will be the same. Read on for more on the new Volkswagen Vento 2016 India launch, price, mileage and specifications.
It maybe noted that the Vento is fast losing out to the Maruti Ciaz and the Honda City. With the new Verna slated for a 2017 launch, it gets all the more important for VW India to inject some freshness into the Vento. This is exactly where the 2016 Vento facelift could help matters. The Vento facelift will boast many new features and probably a revised price tag to remain competitive. Here’s all you need to know about the new Volkswagen Vento 2016 India Launch Date, Price, etc-
New Volkswagen Vento 2016 India Launch Date
|New Volkswagen Vento 2016 India Launch Date||October, 2016|
The 2016 Vento made its India debut at the Auto Expo 2016. However, VW India is taking time readying the refreshed Vento for its launch. Our guess is that the launch of the new Vento 2016 will take place in late October. Hence, the new Vento will come just in time to benefit from increased car sales during the festive period. The refreshed Vento will sport a new Diesel engine. Petrol engines will be the same 1.6-litre NA and 1.2-litre Turbo motors that the current model has. Apart from this, the new Vento 2016 will also have new features.
Volkswagen India is yet to make an official announcement on the launch of this car. However, our sources inform us that the dealers will soon start prepping for the launch of the 2016 Vento.
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New Volkswagen Vento 2016 Price in India
|2016 Volkswagen Vento Trendline Petrol||Rs. 7.75 Lakhs|
|2016 Volkswagen Vento Comfortline Petrol||Rs. 8.69 Lakhs|
|2016 Volkswagen Vento Highline Petrol||Rs. 9.58 Lakhs|
|2016 Volkswagen Vento Comfortline Petrol AT||Rs. 9.90 Lakhs|
|2016 Volkswagen Vento Highline Petrol AT||Rs. 10.75 Lakhs|
|2016 Volkswagen Vento Comfortline Diesel||Rs. 9.80 Lakhs|
|2016 Volkswagen Vento Highline Diesel||Rs. 10.80 Lakhs|
|2016 Volkswagen Vento Comfortline Diesel AT||Rs. 11.05 Lakhs|
|2016 Volkswagen Vento Highline Diesel AT||Rs. 11.89 Lakhs|
Prices of the Ameo indicate that VW India has finally understood the cost sensitive nature of Indian car market. Hence, the upcoming Vento 2016 could be priced slightly lower than the current model. Above are the expected price list of the 2016 Vento.
New Volkswagen Vento 2016 Specifications
|Engine||Maximum Power||Maximum Torque|
|1.5 litre TDI Diesel||110 BHP||250 Nm|
|1.6 litre Petrol||103 BHP||153 Nm|
|1.2 litre TSI Petrol||103 BHP||175 Nm|
The 2016 Vento facelift will be powered by the same 1.2 litre Turbo and 1.6 litre Normally Aspirated petrol engines that power the current model. However, the Diesel models will get an updated version of the current 1.5 litre Turbo Diesel engine. This engine outputs 110 BHP. It will offer higher mileage too. This engine’s torque output stands at 250Nm. While the Manual Transmissions will be 5 Speed units, the Automatic option will offer a 7 speed DSG.
New Volkswagen Vento 2016 Mileage
|1.5 litre TDI Diesel||Over 20 KMPL|
|1.6 litre Petrol||14 KMPL|
|1.2 litre TSI Petrol||16 KMPL|
The new Diesel model will be the most fuel-efficient of the lot. It is expected to have an ARAI certified mileage of over 20 KMPL.
New Volkswagen Vento 2016 Colours
Colour options for the Vento are likely to remain the same. Currently, the Vento is on sale with 6 colour options-
- Carbon Steel
- Candy White
- Titanium Beige
- Toffee Brown
- Night Blue
- Reflex Silver
New Volkswagen Vento 2016 Competition
The Vento will continue to rival models like-
Thanks to the new styling updates and updated engine line-up, the Vento is sure to attract some buyers away from the above cars. There are good chances that the 2016 model Vento will attract some buyers away from at least the Rapid and the Verna.
New Volkswagen Vento 2016 Exterior Design
The 2016 Volkswagen Vento will sport minor styling updates. While the overall design will be the same, the front will get updates in the form of new headlamps. These headlamps will be full LED units boasting U-shaped LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs). The front-end will be further characterized by a Passat-like grille and fog lamps. We have always loved the Vento for its clean lines and neat surfaces. The 2016 model too will have a similar ‘Teutonic look”. Also, the new headlamps should impress the LED crazy crowd. We feel that the new 2016 Vento looks sufficiently premium to challenge the newer rivals. Also, the slight resemblance to more expensive VW sedan should work in favor of the Vento.
Apart from the revised front end, the Vento won’t get much else. Bits like the taillamps, ORVMs with turn indicators,etc. will be carried over from the current model. Some spy images also show new black alloy wheels.
New Volkswagen Vento 2016 Interior Features
On the inside, the Vento won’t get any drastic changes. However, it is expected to get an upholstery change and few new features. The updated features list will include-
- Touchscreen Audio System with 6 Speakers
- Auto dim for Internal Rear View Mirror
- Mirrorlink Connectivity
- Rain sensitive Wipers
Other than the inclusion of these features, the interior will be largely unchanged.
New Volkswagen Vento 2016 Dimensions, Suspension, Brakes and Other Details
2016 Volkswagen Vento- Dimensions and Measurements
|Ground Clearance||163 mm|
|Kerb Weight||1,193 KGs|
|Boot Capacity||494 litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||55 litres|
- Front Suspension– McPherson strut with stabilizer bar
- Rear Suspension– Semi independent trailing arm
- Front Brakes– Ventilated Disc
- Rear Brakes– Drum
Stay tuned to CarBlogIndia for more on the New Volkswagen Vento 2016 India Launch, Price and Other Details of the upcoming facelift.
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