Volkswagen India, the Indian subsidiary of the popular German auto-maker, hasn’t really been able to make it to the top of sales charts. Make no mistake, for the company has some really well-sorted models on sale here. However, somehow, these cars have pretty much failed to strike a chord with the majority of Indian new car buyers. However, VW India has now come up with a plan to give its sales performance a much needed shot in the arm. A part of this plan is the range of new launches that bring special editions of existing cars. One such product is the Volkswagen Vento ALLSTAR special edition, which has been launched at a starting price of Rs 9,35,865. This new car launches ahead of the fast-approaching Diwali season with the intention of finding many takers during the period of increased car sales. Akin to the Polo ALLSTAR that was launched earlier, this new Vento variant gets additional features, but no mechanical or design updates.
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The 2017 Vento ALLSTAR is based on the Comfortline trim. It offers a handful of new features, mostly for the interior, to make the car a more attractive option for upper C-segment car buyers. Prices are expected to be Rs 30,000 higher than the regular Comfortline trim. The ALLSTAR edition will be available with all three engine options- 1.2-litre turbo petrol, 1.6-litre naturally-aspirated petrol, 1.5-litre turbo Diesel. Of course, the new variant will launch only for a limited time period. This special variant will launch as a part of VW’s Volksfest this month. It’s noteworthy that Volkswagen India has been exporting the ALLSTAR and GT trims of the Vento to Malaysian car market since April this year.
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Volkswagen Vento ALLSTAR Prices
|1.6 Petrol||Rs 9,35,865|
|1.5 Diesel||Rs 10,87,965|
The Vento ALLSTAR 2017 commands a premium of about Rs 35,000 over the regular Vento Comfortline. The limited edition tries to justify the price premium by offering more in terms of comfort and convenience features. It is available with two engine options. While one is the 1.5-litre TDI Diesel engine variant, that costs Rs 10.87 lakh, the other is the 1.6-litre MPI petrol engine option that costs Rs 9.35 lakh. The ALLSTAR is not available with the 1.2-litre TSI engine variant. Of course, the best part about this new variant is that all the new features are factory-fitted. Hence, there is no effect on the car’s warranty.
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The ALLSTAR edition is the second new variant of the Vento to launch in recent times. Earlier this year, the manufacturer launched the Vento Highline Plus that came with some really premium features. These included- LED headlights, LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), rear-view camera with park assist, indicators integrated into the ORVMs, 3D-effect taillamp motifs, and stylish Zirkonia alloy wheels. The Vento ALLSTAR, being a cheaper model, will miss out on all of these premium features.
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Volkswagen Vento ALLSTAR Images
Volkswagen Vento ALLSTAR Features
- Stylish Linas Alloy Wheels
- Sporty Aluminium Pedals
- Black and Grey Interior
- Pentastripe Anthrazit Fabric Upholstery
- Leather-Wrapper Hand Brake Lever
- ALLSTAR Door Sill Plates
- ALLSTAR Badge on B-pillar
- New Blue Silk Paint Option
Seen above is a list of all the features that the new car comes with. Basically, the new ALLSTAR time is based on the Comfortline trim. Hence, other than the new features you see in the list above, the new car also gets all the features that the Comfortline trim offers. This mid-level trim gets most of the essentials that one expects out of a C2-segment sedan in this price bracket. Also, Volkswagen India might decide to offer an optional touchscreen infotainment system on the new limited edition. The Comfortline trim doesn’t offer this feature, not even as an optional extra.
Volkswagen Vento ALLSTAR Specs
|Displacement||1197 cc / 1598 cc / 1498 cc|
|Maximum Power||103 Bhp @ 5000 rpm / 103.5 Bhp @ 5250 rpm / 105 Bhp @ 4400 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||175 Nm @ 1500 RPM / 153 Nm @ 3800 rpm / 250 Nm @ 1500-2500 rpm|
|Gearbox||7-speed DSG Automatic / 5 Speed manual / 5-speed Manual and 7-speed DSG Automatic|
|Ground Clearance||163 mm|
|Boot Space||494 litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||55 litres|
The new 2017 Volkswagen Vent ALLSTAR edition will be available with all of the three engine options that this sedan offers. These engine choices include a 1.2-litre TSI Turbo Petrol engine, a 1.6-litre MPI Naturally-aspirated Petrol engine, and a 1.5-litre TDI Turbo Diesel engine. The Diesel engine on offer can be bought with a 5-speed Manual or a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. While the Diesel engine offers two transmission options – 5-speed Manual and 7-speed DSG Automatic – the 1.2-litre Petrol and 1.6-litre Petrol offer only 7-speed DSG Auto and 5-speed Manual transmissions respectively. The 1.2 TSI engine outputs 103 BHP and 175 Nm. On the other hand, the 1.6-litre petrol engine produces 103.5 BHP and 153 Nm. The 1.5-litre Diesel engine produces 105 BHP and 250 Nm.
Volkswagen Vento ALLSTAR Dimensions
|Overall Length||4390 mm|
|Overall Width||1699 mm|
|Overall Height||1467 mm|
|Ground Clearance||163 mm|
|Kerb Weight||1211 kg|
|Turning Radius||5.4 metres|
|Front Track||1457 mm|
|Rear Track||1500 mm|
The latest special edition of the Vento sedan doesn’t bring about any change to the car’s design. Hence, its dimensions remain true to the regular trims.
Volkswagen Vento ALLSTAR Other Details
|Seating Capacity||5 (2 + 3)|
|Number of Seating Rows||2|
|Number of Doors||4|
|Front Suspension||Suspension Struts|
|Rear Suspension||Wishbone with Anti-roll bar|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||55-litres|
|Front Brakes||Ventilated Disc|
|Tyre Size||185/60 R15|
So, what do you think of the new Volkswagen Vento ALLSTAR 2017 special edition? Do you think it will be able to boost the sales of this VW sedan by offering merely a few extra features? Will you choose this model over the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Honda City? Share your views with us by penning them down in the comments section below.
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